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Liver transplantation in elderly patients: a systematic review and first meta-analysis

Gómez Gavara, C; Esposito, F; Gurusamy, K; Salloum, C; Lahat, E; Feray, C; Lim, C; (2019) Liver transplantation in elderly patients: a systematic review and first meta-analysis. HPB , 21 (1) pp. 14-25. 10.1016/j.hpb.2018.07.025. Green open access

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Abstract

BACKGROUND: Elderly recipients are frequently discussed by the scientific community but objective indication for this parameter has been provided. The aim of this study was to synthesize the available evidence on liver transplantation for elderly patients to assess graft and patient survival. METHODS: A literature search of the Medline, EMBASE, and Scopus databases was carried out from January 2000 to August 2018. Clinical studies comparing the outcomes of liver transplantation in adult younger (<65 years) and elderly (>65 years) populations were analyzed. The primary outcomes were patient mortality and graft loss rates. This review was registered (Number CRD42017058261) as required in the international prospective register for systematic review protocols (PROSPERO). RESULTS: Twenty-two studies were included involving a total of 242,487 patients (elderly: 23,660 and young: 218,827) were included in this study. In the meta-analysis, the elderly group had patient mortality (hazard ratio [HR]: 1.26; 95% confidence interval [CI]: 0.97-1.63; P = 0.09; I2 = 48%) and graft (HR: 1.09; 95% CI: 0.81-1.47; P = 0.59; I2 = 12%) loss rates comparable to those in the young group. CONCLUSIONS: Elderly patients have similar long-term survival and graft loss rates as young patients. Liver transplantation is an acceptable and safe curative option for elderly transplant candidates.

Type: Article
Title: Liver transplantation in elderly patients: a systematic review and first meta-analysis
Location: England
Open access status: An open access version is available from UCL Discovery
DOI: 10.1016/j.hpb.2018.07.025
Publisher version: https://doi.org/10.1016/j.hpb.2018.07.025
Language: English
Additional information: This version is the author accepted manuscript. For information on re-use, please refer to the publisher’s terms and conditions.
UCL classification: UCL
UCL > Provost and Vice Provost Offices > School of Life and Medical Sciences
UCL > Provost and Vice Provost Offices > School of Life and Medical Sciences > Faculty of Medical Sciences
UCL > Provost and Vice Provost Offices > School of Life and Medical Sciences > Faculty of Medical Sciences > Div of Surgery and Interventional Sci
UCL > Provost and Vice Provost Offices > School of Life and Medical Sciences > Faculty of Medical Sciences > Div of Surgery and Interventional Sci > Department of Surgical Biotechnology
URI: https://discovery.ucl.ac.uk/id/eprint/10057159
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