Application of new "criteria of guideline for liver transplantation in patients with fulminant hepatic failure" to children

Tsuyoshi Sogo, Eitaro Hiejima, Hidenori Sugawara, Tomoyuki Tsunoda, Haruki Komatsu, Ayano Inui, Reika Akutsu, Yukiko Ohara, Akiko Usami, Koutaro Kobayashi, Hiroyuki Takahashi, Ken Hoshino, Tomoo Fujisawa

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Abstract

We investigated whether we could applied the new "criteria of guideline for liver transplantation in patients with fulminant hepatic failure (FHF)" to children. Eight children with FHF were evaluated by new criteria at the onset of hepatic encephalopathy (day 0) and 5 days after encephalopathy (day 5), retrospectively. At day 0, only a patient who was received liver transplantation was predicted as dead accurately. At day 5, 4 patients alive without liver transplantation were judged as alive, and 3 patients received liver transplantation were judged as dead, accurately. New criteria permit accurate prognosis for children with FHF as well as adults. However, scoring according to new criteria should be evaluated sequentially, not only at day 0 in children.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)582-585
Number of pages4
JournalActa Hepatologica Japonica
Volume51
Issue number10
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 2010 Nov 29

Keywords

  • Blood purification therapy
  • Direct/total bilirubin ratio
  • Living-related liver transplantation

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Hepatology

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    Sogo, T., Hiejima, E., Sugawara, H., Tsunoda, T., Komatsu, H., Inui, A., Akutsu, R., Ohara, Y., Usami, A., Kobayashi, K., Takahashi, H., Hoshino, K., & Fujisawa, T. (2010). Application of new "criteria of guideline for liver transplantation in patients with fulminant hepatic failure" to children. Acta Hepatologica Japonica, 51(10), 582-585. https://doi.org/10.2957/kanzo.51.582