Liver Match, a prospective observational cohort study on liver transplantation in Italy: study design and current practice of donor-recipient matching

Antonio Gasbarrini, Salvatore Agnes, Anna Rita Pinna, Gabriella Rossi, Marianna Rossi, M Angelico, U Cillo, S Fagiuoli, C Gavrila, T Marianelli, Antonio Costa, Anna Nardi, M Strazzabosco, P Burra, U Baccarani, F Calise, M Colledan, O Cuomo, L De Carlis, M DonataccioGm Ettorre, Ge Gerunda, B Gridelli, L Lupo, V Mazzaferro, A Risaliti, M Salizzoni, G Tisone, U Valente, F. Zamboni

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Abstract

The Liver Match is an observational cohort study that prospectively enrolled liver transplantations performed at 20 out of 21 Italian Transplant Centres between June 2007 and May 2009. Aim of the study is to investigate the impact of donor/recipient matching on outcomes. In this report we describe the study methodology and provide a cross-sectional description of donor and recipient characteristics and of graft allocation.
Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)155-164
Number of pages10
JournalDIGESTIVE AND LIVER DISEASE
Volume43
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 2011

Keywords

  • Adolescent
  • Adult
  • Aged
  • Aged, 80 and over
  • Child
  • Female
  • Fibrosis
  • Graft Survival
  • Histocompatibility Testing
  • Humans
  • Italy
  • Liver Neoplasms
  • Liver Transplantation
  • Male
  • Middle Aged
  • Patient Selection
  • Prospective Studies
  • Tissue Donors
  • Tissue and Organ Procurement
  • Treatment Outcome
  • Waiting Lists

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