Liver transplantations, graft survival decreased during COVID-19 pandemic

Liver transplantations, graft survival decreased during COVID-19 pandemic

Early in the COVID-19 era, liver transplantation decreased overall with a lower graft survival at 90-day post-transplantation and higher organ rejection rate, according to a presentation at The Liver Meeting Digital Experience.“Graft survival and patient survival at 90 days post-transplantation was lower during the COVID period,” Kenji Okumura, MD, of the department of surgery at the New York Medical College/Westchester Medical Center in Valhalla, said during the presentation. “The difference was much more pronounced after 30 days post-transplantation.”Okumura andRead More

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