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Research Article

Liver Transplantation from Voluntary Organ Donor System in China: A Comparison between DBD and DCD Liver Transplants

Table 1

Characteristics of donors.

DBD ()DCD ()Total () value

Age, years43 (28-47)40 (30-45)42 (28-46)0.819
Male24 (88.9)26 (74.3)50 (80.6)0.149
BMI, kg/m222.5 (21.8-24.8)22.5 (20.8-24.6)22.5 (20.8-24.8)0.599
Cause of death0.277
 Trauma16 (59.3)20 (57.1)36 (58.1)
 Stroke9 (33.3)10 (28.6)19 (30.6)
 Brain tumor0 (0)4 (11.4)4 (6.5)
 Anoxia2 (7.4)1 (2.9)3 (4.8)
Cardiac arrest4 (14.8)7 (20.0)11 (17.7)0.742
Duration of ICU stay, days10 (6-16)6 (4-10)8 (4-13)0.010
Serum sodium, mmol/L151 (141-160)159 (148-168)156 (142-164)0.215
Serum bilirubin, μmol/L22 (16-34)23 (13-37)23 (15-34)0.855
Serum creatinine, μmol/L96 (58-167)90 (63-132)91 (59-143)0.576

Data are expressed as median (interquartile range) or number (%). DCD: donation after circulatory death; DBD: donation after brain death; BMI: body mass index; ICU: intensive care unit. Note: the cardiac arrest of DCD donors occurred before the withdrawal of life support.

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