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Article: Monday blues of deceased-donor liver transplantation

TitleMonday blues of deceased-donor liver transplantation
Authors
KeywordsDeceased-donor
Graft shortage
Liver transplantation
Organ donation
Issue Date2011
PublisherThe First Affiliated Hospital, Zhejiang University School of Medicine. The Journal's web site is located at http://www.hbpdint.com/
Citation
Hepatobiliary And Pancreatic Diseases International, 2011, v. 10 n. 1, p. 26-29 How to Cite?
Abstract
BACKGROUND: There is a constant and global shortage of deceased-donor organs for transplantation. Ways to identify areas for securing potential deceased-donor organs may improve the supply and hence benefit more patients in need of transplantation. METHODS: We looked into the disparity of the number of deceased-donor liver transplantation (DDLT) performed at our hospital on different days of the weeks from January 2000 to the end of December 2009 (237 DDLTs). The number of DDLT performed on each day was compared with the other days of the week. RESULTS: It was apparent that there were fewer DDLTs on Mondays, as shown by the numbers of DDLT performed on different days of the week in an ascending order: Monday 18 (7.6%), Sunday 30 (12.7%), Thursday 34 (14.3%), Friday 36 (15.2%), Wednesday 38 (16.0%), Tuesday 40 (16.9%), and Saturday 41 (17.3%). The difference reached statistical significance when Monday was compared with Tuesday (P=0.019), Wednesday (P=0.010), Friday (P=0.021), and Saturday (P=0.007). It was twice as unlikely a DDLT would be performed on Monday as compared with other days. Such a trend did not change even with an increase in the number of deceased-donor liver grafts in the last year. As consent to donation was obtained from the donor family the day before DDLT, fewer consents were thus obtained on Sundays. CONCLUSION: These findings suggested that deceased-donor organ donation activities were less active on Sundays and could be improved. This further raises the concern of possible wastage of potential cases of organ donation. © 2011, Hepatobiliary Pancreat Dis Int. All rights reserved.
Persistent Identifierhttp://hdl.handle.net/10722/142535
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2013 Impact Factor: 1.167
2013 SCImago Journal Rankings: 0.535
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Author Affiliations
  1. The University of Hong Kong
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dc.contributor.authorChan, SCen_HK
dc.contributor.authorDai, WCen_HK
dc.contributor.authorLo, CMen_HK
dc.contributor.authorLam, Ben_HK
dc.contributor.authorKwan, YMen_HK
dc.contributor.authorHo, WYen_HK
dc.contributor.authorFan, STen_HK
dc.date.accessioned2011-10-28T02:50:41Z-
dc.date.available2011-10-28T02:50:41Z-
dc.date.issued2011en_HK
dc.identifier.citationHepatobiliary And Pancreatic Diseases International, 2011, v. 10 n. 1, p. 26-29en_HK
dc.identifier.issn1499-3872en_HK
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/10722/142535-
dc.description.abstractBACKGROUND: There is a constant and global shortage of deceased-donor organs for transplantation. Ways to identify areas for securing potential deceased-donor organs may improve the supply and hence benefit more patients in need of transplantation. METHODS: We looked into the disparity of the number of deceased-donor liver transplantation (DDLT) performed at our hospital on different days of the weeks from January 2000 to the end of December 2009 (237 DDLTs). The number of DDLT performed on each day was compared with the other days of the week. RESULTS: It was apparent that there were fewer DDLTs on Mondays, as shown by the numbers of DDLT performed on different days of the week in an ascending order: Monday 18 (7.6%), Sunday 30 (12.7%), Thursday 34 (14.3%), Friday 36 (15.2%), Wednesday 38 (16.0%), Tuesday 40 (16.9%), and Saturday 41 (17.3%). The difference reached statistical significance when Monday was compared with Tuesday (P=0.019), Wednesday (P=0.010), Friday (P=0.021), and Saturday (P=0.007). It was twice as unlikely a DDLT would be performed on Monday as compared with other days. Such a trend did not change even with an increase in the number of deceased-donor liver grafts in the last year. As consent to donation was obtained from the donor family the day before DDLT, fewer consents were thus obtained on Sundays. CONCLUSION: These findings suggested that deceased-donor organ donation activities were less active on Sundays and could be improved. This further raises the concern of possible wastage of potential cases of organ donation. © 2011, Hepatobiliary Pancreat Dis Int. All rights reserved.en_HK
dc.languageengen_US
dc.publisherThe First Affiliated Hospital, Zhejiang University School of Medicine. The Journal's web site is located at http://www.hbpdint.com/en_HK
dc.relation.ispartofHepatobiliary and Pancreatic Diseases Internationalen_HK
dc.subjectDeceased-donoren_HK
dc.subjectGraft shortageen_HK
dc.subjectLiver transplantationen_HK
dc.subjectOrgan donationen_HK
dc.subject.meshHumans-
dc.subject.meshLiver Transplantation - statistics and numerical data-
dc.subject.meshTime Factors-
dc.subject.meshTissue Donors - supply and distribution-
dc.subject.meshTissue and Organ Procurement - statistics and numerical data-
dc.titleMonday blues of deceased-donor liver transplantationen_HK
dc.typeArticleen_HK
dc.identifier.emailChan, SC: chanlsc@hkucc.hku.hken_HK
dc.identifier.emailLo, CM: chungmlo@hkucc.hku.hken_HK
dc.identifier.emailFan, ST: stfan@hku.hken_HK
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dc.identifier.scopuseid_2-s2.0-79952050634en_HK
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dc.relation.referenceshttp://www.scopus.com/mlt/select.url?eid=2-s2.0-79952050634&selection=ref&src=s&origin=recordpageen_HK
dc.identifier.volume10en_HK
dc.identifier.issue1en_HK
dc.identifier.spage26en_HK
dc.identifier.epage29en_HK
dc.identifier.isiWOS:000286791200003-
dc.publisher.placeChinaen_HK
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