Date: Tuesday, June 14, 2016
Session Time: 6:00pm-7:00pm
Presentation Time: 6:00pm-7:00pm
Location: Halls C&D
- The Preventive and Therapeutic Effect of Immunoglobulin on Infectious Complications in Donation After Cardiac Death Liver Transplant Recipients: A Prospective Randomized Controlled Study.
- Outcomes Between ABO-Incompatible Living Donor Liver Transplantation (LDLT) and ABO-Compatible LDLT: A Matched Study
Background: Infectious complications, including bacteria, virus, and fungus, often occur after liver transplantation and are the most frequent cause of in-hospital mortality. The present study prospectively analyze the effect of early enteral feeding in patients after living donor liver transplantation (LDLT)
Methods: Between January 2013 and August 2013, 36 patients underwent LDLT. These patients were randomly assigned to receive enteral formula via nasointestinal feeding tubes (EN group, n=17) or maintenance on intravenous fluid until oral diets were initiated (control group, n=19). All patients completed the study.
Results: The pretransplant and perioperative characteristics of patients did not differ between the two groups. The incidence of bacterial infection was significantly lower in the EN group (29.4%) than in the control group (63.2%) (P=0.043). Additionally, the incidence of bile duct complications in the EN group was lower than in the control group (5.9% vs. 31.6%, P=0.041). Multivariate analysis showed that early enteral feeding was closely associated with bacterial infections (odds ratio, 0.178; P=0.041). There was no statistically significant difference in nutritional status between the two groups. There were no cases of in-hospital mortality.
Conclusion: Early enteral feeding after LDLT prevents post-transplant bacterial infection, suggesting the possibility of a reduction of in-hospital mortality as a result of decreased infectious complications.
CITATION INFORMATION: Kim J, Sinn D, Lee S, Choi G.-S, Park J, Kwon C, Kim S, Joh J.-W, Lee S.-K. Early Enteral Feeding After Living Donor Liver Transplantation Prevents Infectious Complications: A Prospective Pilot Study. Am J Transplant. 2016;16 (suppl 3).
To cite this abstract in AMA style:Kim J, Sinn D, Lee S, Choi G-S, Park J, Kwon C, Kim S, Joh J-W, Lee S-K. Early Enteral Feeding After Living Donor Liver Transplantation Prevents Infectious Complications: A Prospective Pilot Study. [abstract]. Am J Transplant. 2016; 16 (suppl 3). https://atcmeetingabstracts.com/abstract/early-enteral-feeding-after-living-donor-liver-transplantation-prevents-infectious-complications-a-prospective-pilot-study/. Accessed March 1, 2021.
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