OPTN/SRTR 2018 Annual Data Report: Intestine

J. M. Smith, T. Weaver, M. A. Skeans, S. P. Horslen, E. Miller, S. M. Noreen, J. J. Snyder, A. K. Israni, B. L. Kasiske

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Despite medical and surgical advances in treatment of intestinal failure, intestine transplant still plays an important role. However, the number of new patients added to the intestine transplant waiting list has decreased over the past decade, reaching a low of 135 in 2018. The number of intestine donors also decreased, reaching a low of 106 in 2018, and the number of intestine transplants performed declined to its lowest level, 104, of which 59% were intestine-liver transplants. Graft failure has plateaued over the past decade. Patient survival for transplants in 2011-2013 varied by age and transplant type. Patient survival was lowest for adult intestine-liver recipients (1-and 5-year survival 66.7% and 49.1%, respectively) and highest for pediatric intestine recipients (1-and 5-year survival 89.1% and 76.4%, respectively).

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)300-339
Number of pages40
JournalAmerican Journal of Transplantation
Issue numbers1
StatePublished - Jan 1 2020

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  • Intestinal failure
  • intestine transplant
  • intestine-liver transplant
  • waiting list


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