Analysis of the relationship between liver regeneration rate and blood levels
Objectives: The aim of this study was to investigate the difference of liver function changes according to the liver regeneration rate after liver transplantation through blood tests.
Methods: Fifty donors, who underwent computed tomography (CT) 3D volumetry, were analyzed before and after liver transplantation. CT 3D volumetry was used as a study method to measure the mean liver regeneration volume and regeneration rate. Then, blood levels were measured including alanine transaminase (ALT), aminotransferase (AST), gamma-glutamyl transpeptidase (GGT) and total bilirubin.
Results: The liver regeneration rate rapidly increased from 39.13±4.91% befoone1 month and 90.31±13.09% 16 months after surgery furthermore. Blood levels rapidly increased 7 days after surgery and then decreased 16 months after surgery compared to the state before surgery.
Conclusion: This study results could be used as a basis for the prognosis of future liver transplantations.
How to cite this:Kim MS, Lee HK, Kim SY, Cho JH. Analysis of the relationship between liver regeneration rate and blood levels. Pak J Med Sci 2015;31(1):31-36. doi: http://dx.doi.org/10.12669/pjms.311.5864
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