Category Archive: Liver Donor

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Psychiatric Complications in Living Liver Donors

The authors studied 142 donors who underwent live-donor liver transplantation at Nagoya University Hospital between April 2004 and July 2014. None of the living donors had pre-existing psychological complaints prior to donation.   4.2% developed psychiatric complaints after donation, including major depressive disorder, panic disorder, conversion disorder, and substance use disorder. (my emphasis) “all donors received …

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Liver Regeneration in Living Donors

The authors examined the liver function and liver volume of 91 right liver lobe donors. Within a year of donating, 96% had regained full liver function but only 85% had full pre-donation liver volume.   Unfortunately, these results say nothing about the long term risk of scarring (cirrhosis) or otherwise.   Duclos J, Bhangui P, …

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Living Donor Psychosocial Evaluations Are Inadequate

Seven European researchers, on behalf of the ELPAT Paychological Care for Living Donors and Recipients Working Group “performed a systematic literature review of guidelines, consensus statements, and protocols on the content and process of psychosocial screening of living kidney and liver donor candidates… Thirty-four publications were identified, including seven guidelines, six consensus statements, and 21 …

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Extended Criteria Liver Donors At Higher Risk For Complications

As the authors say: “Donor selection criteria are being continuously modified to expand the potential donor pool in living donor liver transplantation”   “Donors who were older than 55 years, and/or with BMI >30, and/or with a remnant liver volume of <30% were defined as extended criteria donors.” (Think about that for a second; medical personnel …

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American Society of Transplant Surgeons Winter Symposium 2015 Abstracts

Read ’em all here folks: http://onlinelibrary.wiley.com/doi/10.1111/ajt.13164/pdf   Long-Term Living Donor Outcomes: When To Say No Dorry Segev (Pg. 43). “The risks of donation are real. And serious. And attributable to donating. In other words, there are things that might happen to an individual if he donates that would not happen to that individual had he not …

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