Pre-transplant ALBI Grade 3 Is Associated with Increased Mortality After Liver Transplantation.

Affiliation

Liver and Pancreas Transplant and Hepatobiliary Surgery Unit, Hospital de Clinicas de Porto Alegre, Federal University of Rio Grande do Sul (UFRGS), Rua Ramiro Barcelos 2350, 6th Floor, Room 600, Porto Alegre, 90035-903, Brazil. [Email]

Abstract

Although MELD score is a reliable tool for estimating mortality in the waiting list, criteria for preoperative prediction of survival after liver transplantation (LT) are lacking. ALBI score was validated as a prognostic marker for hepatocellular carcinoma patients undergoing transarterial chemoembolization, hepatic resection, and sorafenib treatment but not for LT outcomes yet. This study aimed to evaluate ALBI score as a prognostic factor in LT.

Keywords

ALBI,Liver transplantation,Mortality,Prognostic factors,