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19 November 2021: Original Paper

Diagnostic Utility of Presepsin in Infections After Liver Transplantation: A Preliminary Study

Takahiro Yokose 1ABCDEF* , Masashi Takeuchi 1ABCDEF* , Hideaki Obara 1ACDEFG* , Masahiro Shinoda 2ADF , Hirofumi Kawakubo 1ADF , Minoru Kitago 1BCD , Hiroshi Yagi 1BCD , Yuta Abe 1BCD , Yohei Yamada 1BCD , Kentaro Matsubara 1BCD , Go Oshima 1BCD , Shutaro Hori 1BCD , Takumi Fujimura 1BCD , Ryo Takemura 3CD , Ryota Ishii 3CD , Tatsuo Kuroda 1A , Yuko Kitagawa 1AG

DOI: 10.12659/AOT.933774

Ann Transplant 2021; 26:e933774

Table 2 Types of infectious complications.

Variables, (%)Total (n=13)Cultured microorganisms (collection site)
All infectious complications5/13 (38.5)
 Bloodstream infection2/13 (15.4)(blood), (blood)
 Intra-abdominal abscess1/13 (7.7)(aspiration)
 Cholangitis1/13 (7.7)(bile), (bile)
 Pneumonia1/13 (7.7)(sputum)
Median number of days to diagnose a complication postoperatively, (25–75 percentiles)9 (7–10)
Infectious severity
 Sepsis1/13 (7.7)
 Septic shock0/13 (0)

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Annals of Transplantation eISSN: 2329-0358
Annals of Transplantation eISSN: 2329-0358