Transfusion worsens outcomes for HCV+ liver transplant recipients
HCV infects 170-200 million people worldwide, and is frequently complicated by liver cirrhosis, failure, and hepatocellular carcinoma. These HCV-mediated diseases are the leading indications for LT in the USA. This study found that adult patients transplanted for HCV-related liver disease who received perioperative packed red blood cell (PRBC) transfusions experienced worse post-operative outcomes than their non-transfused counterparts.
JWnews, JW news and Jwitness.wordpress.com are not affiliated with the official watchtower, jw-media or the jw.org sites. No Watchtower Library 2010 ,Watchtower Library 2011,Theocratic Ministry School Schedule,Examining the scriptures daily 2012