Category Archive: Liver Donor

Living liver donor, live liver donation, hepatectomy

Liver Donors Suffer Emotionally Post-Transplant

Even I was pretty shocked by the breadth and depth of this one. South Korea, Japan and other Asian countries perform a lot more living liver donations than the U.S. because deceased donor livers are unavailable (or in very short supply). I’ve been well aware of the possible detrimental psychological and emotional consequences of living …

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Deceased & Living Liver Transplant Comparable For Hepatorenal Syndrome

30¬†patients with HRS receiving a live donor liver transplantation (LDLT) and 90 HRS patients (Hepatorenal Syndrome) receiving a full graft deceased donor liver transplantation (DDLT) were compared. No difference was detected between LDLT and DDLT patients regarding graft survival at 1 (80% vs. 82%), at 3 (69% vs. 76%) and 5 years (65% vs. 76%) …

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Chronic Pain in Live Liver Donors

Emphasis mine:   A substantial proportion of donors reported a moderate-to-severe level of pain intensity (> 4 on a 0-10 scale) at rest and at movement on day one (42%, 74%) and day two (33%, 32%). Persistent post-surgical pain was reported by 31% of donors at the six-month follow-up and by 27% of donors at …

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Complications and Quality of Life for Pediatric Live Liver Donors

Pediatric liver donors have the smaller lobe removed, as opposed to adult-to-adult living liver donation, which requires 60-75% of the donor’s liver. Pediatric liver donation has a lower surgical, or short-term, complication rate than adult-to-adult.   ¬†A total of 13% of the donors developed postoperative complications of Clavien grades I (7%), II (3%), and IIIA …

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HLA mismatch matters in live liver donation too

See yesterday’s explanation… From the authors: Poor results after ABO-incompatible living donor liver transplantation (LDLT) are closely associated with severe hyperacute rejection due to the presence of anti-donor ABO antibodies during the early postoperative period.

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