STUDY Abstract: FRI-028 Liver transplant waitlist mortality, transplantation rates and post-liver transplant outcomes in Hispanics – P.J. Thuluvath, et al.
Study Aims and Results: To understand the transplant outcomes of Hispanics compared to whites. The study analyzed data from the United Network for Organ Sharing (UNOS). Included in the transplant data were 19,217 Hispanics, 92,892 whites, 11,534 African Americans, 5,914 Asians and 1,638 people listed as “others.”
Transplantation waitlist removal was 26% higher for Hispanics due to death or deterioration of health. Transplantation rates for Hispanics were 22% lower compared to whites. The 1-year and 5-year survival were similar for Hispanics and whites. As reported in previous studies, African Americans had the lowest post-transplant survival.
Conclusions: Hispanics had a higher removal rate from transplantation waitlists compared to other races. The good news is that their 1- and 5-year survival rates were similar to whites.
Editorial Comments: This is an alarming study. I need more information to understand the differences. I hope the journal article will shed more information.Share This Page