Mortality increase among liver transplantation recipients with COVID-19

Mortality increase among liver transplantation recipients with COVID-19

Liver transplant candidates with decompensated cirrhosis who were infected with COVID-19 had increased mortality during the first and second waves of the pandemic, according to data published in Gut.“Increased mortality in [liver transplantation (LT)] candidates with COVID-19 (32.7%), reaching 45% in those with decompensated cirrhosis (DC) and Lab-MELD score of [15 or greater] was observed with no significant difference between first and second waves of the pandemic,” Luca Saverio Belli, from the department of hepatology and gastroenterology, ASST Grande Ospedale MetropolitanoRead More

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