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Predicting Survival After Liver Transplantation

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Liver Transplantation

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Patients awaiting liver transplantation who also suffer from coronary disease, diabetes, chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD), connective tissue disease or renal insufficiency may face poorer survival after liver transplantation. These conditions have been incorporated into a new modified comorbidity index which helps predict post-transplant survival.

The findings are published in the November issue of Liver Transplantation, a journal by John Wiley & Sons. The article is also available online via