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Predictive Value of Indocyanine Green Plasma Disappearance Rate on Liver Function and Complications After Liver Transplantation

Yan Sun, Lixin Yu, Yihe Liu

(Department of Organ Transplantation, Tianjin First Central Hospital, Tianjin, China (mainland))

Med Sci Monit 2018; 24: CLR3661-3669

DOI: 10.12659/MSM.907783


BACKGROUND: The aim of this study was to investigate the correlation between indocyanine green plasma disappearance rate (ICG-PDR) and allograft function as well as postoperative complications after liver transplantation.
MATERIAL AND METHODS: In this prospective study, 115 cases of adult liver transplantation performed from 1 June 2016 to 1 December 2016 were enrolled. These 115 patients were divided into a group of PDR <18%/min (50 cases) and a group of PDR ≥18%/min (65 cases). The rates of liver recovery, postoperative complications, and survival were compared between these 2 groups.
RESULTS: Among the total of 115 patients, 111 patients recovered well and were discharged, whereas 4 patients died during the first month after the operation. Between the 2 groups, significant differences were observed in terms of the model for end-stage liver disease (MELD) score, intraoperative bleeding volume, and the level of hemoglobin (Hb), pre-albumin (PA) and total bilirubin (TB) the first week after the operation. Overall, the incidence of hepatic arterial complications and pneumonia was much higher in the PDR<18%/min group (P<0.05).
CONCLUSIONS: The early postoperative value of ICG-PDR was closely related to graft function and could act as a good predictor for the incidence of postoperative arterial complications.

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