18 February 2022>: Original Paper
Impact on Waitlist Outcomes from Changes in the Medical Eligibility of Candidates for Simultaneous Liver-Kidney Transplantation Following Implementation of the 2017 Organ Procurement and Transplantation Network/United Network for Organ Sharing Policy in the United StatesShingo Shimada 1ADEF , Toshihiro Kitajima 1BCE , Yukiko Suzuki 1BD , Yasutaka Kuno 1BD , Tayseer Shamaa 1BC , Tommy Ivanics 1BCE , Kelly Collins 1DE , Michael Rizzari 1BD , Atsushi Yoshida 1BD , Marwan Abouljoud 1BD , Dilip Moonka 2BD , Shunji Nagai 1ACE*
Ann Transplant 2022; 27:e934850
Figure 2 The proportion of liver transplantation alone (LTA) in simultaneous liver-kidney transplantation (SLK) listings increased in after the 2017 policy (3.0% in before the 2017 policy vs 7.9% in after the 2017 policy, P<0.001). Among each model for end-stage liver disease (MELD) score group, similar trends were observed (MELD score ≤29: 5.7% vs 2.5%, P=0.006; MELD score 30–34: 9.7% vs 2.5%, P=0.009; MELD score ≥35: 12.5% vs 4.7%, P=0.004). Light solid bar: LTA before the 2017 policy. Dark solid bar: LTA after the 2017 policy.