Race and liver transplantation

T. A. Gonwa, C. A. Morris, Martin Mai, B. S. Husberg, R. M. Goldstein, G. B. Klintmalm

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Abstract

Little is known about the effect of race on the outcome of liver transplantation. We retrospectively reviewed a series of 358 recipients of orthotopic liver transplants to address this issue. Black recipients were underrepresented compared with the general population (6% of transplant recipients vs 12% of the population). Black recipients appeared sicker when presenting for transplantation, as evidenced by a higher priority score and a significantly greater incidence of acute and fulminant presentation. Despite this, black recipients had survival rates following transplantation that were not significantly different from those of white recipients; the 1-, 2-, and 3-year actuarial survival rates of blacks were 89.6%, 68.3%, and 68.3%, respectively, while the actuarial survival rates of whites at the same periods were 86%, 82.4%, and 78.6%, respectively. We conclude that blacks can have an outcome equal to whites following liver transplantation but they are underrepresented compared with the general population.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)1141-1143
Number of pages3
JournalArchives of Surgery
Volume126
Issue number9
StatePublished - 1991
Externally publishedYes

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Gonwa, T. A., Morris, C. A., Mai, M., Husberg, B. S., Goldstein, R. M., & Klintmalm, G. B. (1991). Race and liver transplantation. Archives of Surgery, 126(9), 1141-1143.

Race and liver transplantation. / Gonwa, T. A.; Morris, C. A.; Mai, Martin; Husberg, B. S.; Goldstein, R. M.; Klintmalm, G. B.

In: Archives of Surgery, Vol. 126, No. 9, 1991, p. 1141-1143.

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Gonwa, TA, Morris, CA, Mai, M, Husberg, BS, Goldstein, RM & Klintmalm, GB 1991, 'Race and liver transplantation', Archives of Surgery, vol. 126, no. 9, pp. 1141-1143.
Gonwa TA, Morris CA, Mai M, Husberg BS, Goldstein RM, Klintmalm GB. Race and liver transplantation. Archives of Surgery. 1991;126(9):1141-1143.
Gonwa, T. A. ; Morris, C. A. ; Mai, Martin ; Husberg, B. S. ; Goldstein, R. M. ; Klintmalm, G. B. / Race and liver transplantation. In: Archives of Surgery. 1991 ; Vol. 126, No. 9. pp. 1141-1143.
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