How important is donor age in liver transplantation?

Lue, Alberto ; Solanas, Estela (Universidad de Zaragoza) ; Baptista, Pedro ; Lorente, Sara (Universidad de Zaragoza) ; Araiz, Juan José (Universidad de Zaragoza) ; García-Gil, Agustín (Universidad de Zaragoza) ; Serrano, María Trinidad (Universidad de Zaragoza)
How important is donor age in liver transplantation?
Resumen: The age of liver donors has been increasing in the past several years because of a donor shortage. In the United States, 33% of donors are age 50 years or older, as are more than 50% in some European countries. The impact of donor age on liver transplantation (LT) has been analyzed in several studies with contradictory conclusions. Nevertheless, recent analyses of the largest databases demonstrate that having an older donor is a risk factor for graft failure. Donor age is included as a risk factor in the more relevant graft survival scores, such as the Donor Risk Index, donor age and Model for End-stage Liver Disease, Survival Outcomes Following Liver Transplantation, and the Balance of Risk. The use of old donors is related to an increased rate of biliary complications and hepatitis C virus-related graft failure. Although liver function does not seem to be significantly affected by age, the incidence of several liver diseases increases with age, and the capacity of the liver to manage or overcome liver diseases or external injuries decreases. In this paper, the importance of age in LT outcomes, the role of donor age as a risk factor, and the influence of aging on liver regeneration are reviewed.
Idioma: Inglés
DOI: 10.3748/wjg.v22.i21.4966
Año: 2016
Publicado en: WORLD JOURNAL OF GASTROENTEROLOGY 22, 21 (2016), 4966-4976
ISSN: 1007-9327

Factor impacto JCR: 3.365 (2016)
Categ. JCR: GASTROENTEROLOGY & HEPATOLOGY rank: 29 / 79 = 0.367 (2016) - Q2 - T2
Factor impacto SCIMAGO: 1.272 - Medicine (miscellaneous) (Q1) - Gastroenterology (Q1)

Tipo y forma: Article (Published version)
Área (Departamento): Area Histología (Dpto. Anatom.Histolog.Humanas)
Área (Departamento): Area Medicina (Dpto. Medicina, Psiqu. y Derm.)
Área (Departamento): Área Cirugía (Dpto. Cirugía,Ginecol.Obstetr.)


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