Intercontinental comparison of patient cohorts: what can we learn from it?

Schemmer, P.; Fischer, L.; Schmidt, J.; B├╝chler, M. W.
November 2007
Gut;Nov2007, Vol. 56 Issue 11, p1500
Academic Journal
The article discusses the report published in Dawwas et al related to liver transplantation (LTx) and analyses issues like medical expertise, patient cohorts, and organ availability, during LTx. The study compared the survival rate after LTx among the patients from the U.S., Great Britain, and Ireland, which found that the 90-day mortality was less in the U.S. The techniques that can be adopted by the treatment teams for improving short-term survival in LTx patients are also discussed.


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