Hepatitis C cure could avoid liver transplant in some Cirrhotic patients on Dialysis listed for simultaneous liver-kidney transplantation
"We describe our experience of 9 HCV infected patients with cirrhosis and end stage renal disease (ESRD) on hemodialysis who were initially listed for SLKT (simultaneous liver kidney transplant) at the Miami Transplant Institute from 2011 to 2014.......Seven (78%) patients achieved SVR12 and from them, all (100%) were able to be delisted from liver transplant and were considered only for kidney transplant."
Reported by Jules Levin
AASLD 2015 Nov 13-17 San Francisco
Frank Czul, David Roth, Rodrigo M. Vianna, Cynthia Levy, Paul Martin, Kalyan R. Bhamidimarri
1Division Hepatology, University of Miami Miller School of Medicine 2-Division of Nephrology, University of Miami Miller School of Medicine