A Retrospective Study of the Role of Perioperative Serum Albumin and the Albumin–Bilirubin Grade in Predicting Post-Liver Transplant Length of Stay

Ryan Wang, Daniel Katz, Hung-Mo Lin, Yuxia Ouyang, Jonathan Gal, Sumanth Suresh, Ismail Labgaa, Parissa Tabrizian, Samuel Demaria, Jeron Zerillo & Natalie K. Smith
IntroductionSerum albumin’s association with liver transplant outcomes has been investigated with mixed findings. This study aimed to evaluate perioperative albumin level, independently and as part of the albumin–bilirubin (ALBI) grade, as a predictor of post-liver transplant hospital and intensive care unit (ICU) length of stay (LOS).MethodsAdult liver-only transplant recipients at our institution from September 2011 to May 2019 were included in this retrospective study. Repeat transplants were excluded. Demographic, laboratory, and hospital course data were...
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