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Early regrafting after primary liver transplantation carries increased risk of death

BMJ 1999; 318 doi: (Published 13 February 1999) Cite this as: BMJ 1999;318:467
  1. Shlokarth Balupuri, Research fellow.,
  2. Derek Manas, Consultant hepatobiliary and transplant surgeon.,
  3. Michael Thick, Consultant hepatobiliary and transplant surgeon.,
  4. David Talbot, Consultant hepatobiliary and transplant surgeon.
  1. Liver Transplant Unit, Freeman Hospital, Newcastle upon Tyne NE7 7DN

    EDITOR—The mortality among patients with primary liver grafts is remarkably low, and attention has been focused on the survival of recipients of a second graft. A review by a group in Birmingham found that in 1087patients who received liver transplants the overall survival among those with primary grafts was 78% (K F Yoong et al, eighth congress of the European Society for Organ Transplantation, Budapest, September 1997). Survival after receipt of a second graft depended on the …

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