Simultaneous liver kidney transplantation: a medical decision analysis

Bryce Kiberd, Chris Skedgel, Ian Alwayn, Kevork Peltekian

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Abstract

The use of simultaneous liver kidney transplantation has increased dramatically. When the liver and kidney are available from the same deceased donor, what is the best decision? There are two allocation options. In the combined allocation, both organs are allocated to a liver failure (end-stage liver disease [ESLD]) patient on dialysis leaving an end-stage renal disease (ESRD) patient on dialysis. In split allocation, the liver is allocated to the liver failure patient on dialysis and the kidney to the patient with ESRD.
Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)121-127
Number of pages7
JournalTransplantation
Volume91
Issue number1
Publication statusPublished - 15 Jan 2011

Keywords

  • Decision Making, Computer-Assisted
  • Humans
  • Kidney Failure, Chronic
  • Kidney Transplantation
  • Liver Failure
  • Liver Transplantation
  • Treatment Outcome

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