31 March 2016 : Original article
Liver Transplantation and Donor Body Mass Index >30: Use or Refuse?Anne AndertABCDEF, Niklas BeckerBC, Florian UlmerB, Wenzel SchöningB, Marc HeinBC, Alexandra RimekBC, Ulf NeumannA, Maximilian SchmedingADE
Ann Transplant 2016; 21:185-193
BACKGROUND: Organ shortage is a major problem in liver transplantation. The use of extended criteria donors has become the most important strategy for increasing the donor pool. However, the role of donor body mass index has not yet been thoroughly investigated. The aim of our study was to compare outcomes after liver transplantation in patients who received a liver from a donor with a BMI <30, 30–39, and ≥40, with special regard to the incidence of early allograft dysfunction (EAD) and primary non-function (PNF).
MATERIAL AND METHODS: One hundred and sixty-three patients who underwent liver transplantation at the University Hospital Aachen between June 2010 and January 2014 were included in this analysis. The outcome of liver transplantation was evaluated by the 30-day and 1-year patient and graft survival rates and the incidences of post-reperfusion syndrome (PRS), EAD, and PNF.
RESULTS: The BMI 30–39 group had a higher incidence of EAD than the BMI <30 and BMI ≥40 groups. We observed 5 cases of PNF in the BMI <30 group. The incidence of acute renal failure was significantly higher in the BMI 30–39 and BMI ≥40 groups than in the BMI <30 group. Patient and graft survival did not differ significantly among the 3 groups.
CONCLUSIONS: Based on the findings of this study, grafts from obese donors with a BMI >30 can be safely transplanted. Therefore, the donor pool can be enlarged to include such obese donors without a negative impact on the long-term patient outcome after liver transplantation.
Keywords: Body Mass Index, Donor Selection, Liver Transplantation
17 May 2023 : Original articleResults of Liver Retransplantation After Rescue Hepatectomy: A Single-Center Study
Ann Transplant In Press; DOI: 10.12659/AOT.939557
10 May 2023 : Original articleIncidence of Thromboembolic Complications Following Kidney Transplantation with Short and Extended Aspirin ...
Ann Transplant In Press; DOI: 10.12659/AOT.939143
Most Viewed Current Articles
24 Aug 2021 : Review articleNormothermic Machine Perfusion (NMP) of the Liver – Current Status and Future Perspectives
Ann Transplant 2021; 26:e931664
26 Jan 2022 : Review articleRecurrence of Hepatocellular Carcinoma After Liver Transplantation: Risk Factors and Predictive Models
Ann Transplant 2022; 27:e934924
29 Dec 2021 : Original articleEfficacy and Safety of Tacrolimus-Based Maintenance Regimens in De Novo Kidney Transplant Recipients: A Sys...
Ann Transplant 2021; 26:e933588
15 Mar 2022 : Case reportCombined Liver, Pancreas-Duodenum, and Kidney Transplantation for Patients with Hepatitis B Cirrhosis, Urem...
Ann Transplant 2022; 27:e935860