Abstract BACKGROUND & AIMS: HBV-related chronic liver disease is one of the most common indications for liver transplantation (LT) in Europe. The ELTR database was used to evaluate outcomes and evolution over 20years (01/1988 and 12/2010). METHODS: HBV transplanted patients were analysed according to indication for LT: decompensated cirrhosis (HBVdec) or hepatocellular carcinoma (HBV/HCC). These groups were compared with co-infected patients HBV/HDV (HBDV), HBV/HCV (HBCV), HBV/HDV/HCV (HBDCV); n=16,664 and with HCV patients (n=2452) according to LT indication. RESULTS: 5912 patients were transplanted for HBV (78% HBVdec, 22% HBV/HCC), with HBV/HCC patients who increased from 15.8% in 1988-1995 to 29.6% in 2006-2010 (p<0.001). In HBVdec patients, 1, 3, 5, and 10year patient and graft survival was 83%, 78%, 75%, 68%, and 80%, 74%, 71%, 64%, respectively, significantly better than HBV/HCC (84%, 73%, 68%, 61%, and 81%, 70%, 65%, 58% respectively; p=0.001 and p=0.026). In 2006-2010 patient and graft survival significantly improved compared to 1988-1995, both for HBVdec and HBV/HCC (each p<0.001). A better patient and graft survival was seen in HBV/HCC patients with HBV-DNA(-) compared to HBV-DNA(+) at the time of LT (p<0.001). Disease recurrence, as cause of death/graft loss, was significantly reduced in recent years compared to the past: currently <1% for HBVdec and 3% for HBV/HCC. CONCLUSIONS: Outcomes of LT for HBV have improved in recent years, with disease recurrence being no longer a significant cause of death/graft loss. HBV-DNA at the time of LT seems to influence survival only in HBV/HCC patients. Copyright © 2012 European Association for the Study of the Liver. Published by Elsevier B.V. All rights reserved.
|Autori:||Burra P; Germani G; Adam R; Karam V; Marzano A; Lampertico P; Salizzoni M; Filipponi F; Klempnauer JL; Castaing D; Kilic M; Carlis LD; Neuhaus P; Yilmaz S; Paul A; Pinna AD; Burroughs AK; Russo FP.|
|Titolo:||Liver transplantation for HBV-related cirrhosis in Europe: An ELTR study on evolution and outcomes.|
|Anno del prodotto:||2013|
|Appare nelle tipologie:||1.1 Articolo in rivista|