Excellent Contemporary Graft Survival for Adult Liver Retransplantation: An Australian and New Zealand Registry Analysis From 1986 to 2017.
Angus W Jeffrey, Luc Delriviere, Geoff McCaughan, Michael Crawford, Peter Angus, Robert Jones, Graeme A Macdonald, Jonathan Fawcett, Alan Wigg, John Chen, Ed Gane, Stephen Munn, Gary P Jeffrey
Transplantation Direct | Published : 2019
Background: Liver retransplantation is technically challenging, and historical outcomes are significantly worse than for first transplantations. This study aimed to assess graft and patient survival in all Australian and New Zealand liver transplantation units. Methods: A retrospective cohort analysis was performed using data from the Australia and New Zealand Liver Transplant Registry. Graft and patient survival were analyzed according to era. Cox regression was used to determine recipient, donor, or intraoperative variables associated with outcomes. Results: Between 1986 and 2017, Australia and New Zealand performed 4514 adult liver transplants, 302 (6.7%) of which were retransplantations ..View full abstract