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Table 1 Preoperative donor and recipient features

From: Impact of abdominal drainage systems on postoperative complication rates following liver transplantation

Parameters Group 1 (open drainage) Group 2 (closed drainage) p value
Number of patients 56 200  
Donor age (years) 46.5 (24–74) 49.0 (15–76) 0.7 (ns)
Donor gender (m:f) 29:27 96:104 0.4 (ns)
Donor CMV-positive 34 (61 %) 110 (55 %) 0.2 (ns)
Donor ICU stay (days) 6 (1–16) 5 (1–14) 0.7 (ns)
Donor steatosis hepatis
 No 42 (75 %) 161 (80 %) 0.8 (ns)
 Moderate 11 (20 %) 35 (17.5 %) 0.9 (ns)
 Severe 3 (5 %) 4 (2 %) 0.8 (ns)
Recipient age (years) 51.4 (12–68) 52.6 (16–67) 0.3 (ns)
Recipient gender (m:f) 44:12 153:47 0.9 (ns)
Recipient CMV-positive 37 (66 %) 141 (70 %) 0.3 (ns)
CMV (donor+/recip.−) 12 (21 %) 38 (19 %) 0.8 (ns)
MELD score 17.0 (8–39) 16 (7–40) 0.3 (ns)
Body Mass Index 25.9 (17.4–35.4) 26.6 (18.5–36.2) 0.9 (ns)
Underlying disease
 Hepatitis B 5 (9 %) 13 (7 %) 0.4 (ns)
 Hepatitis C 13 (23 %) 47 (24 %) 0.6 (ns)
 Cryptogenic 2 (4 %) 12 (6 %) 0.4 (ns)
 Primary biliary cirrhosis 1 (2 %) 9 (4.5 %) 0.3 (ns)
 Biliary atresia 0 1 (0.5 %) 0.8 (ns)
 Sclerosing cholangitis 1 (2 %) 5 (2.5 %) 0.6 (ns)
 Autoimmune hepatitis 1 (2 %) 4 (2 %) 0.7 (ns)
 Metabolic 0 11 (5.5 %) 0.1 (ns)
 Acute liver failure 4 (7 %) 14 (7 %) 0.6 (ns)
 Chronic alcoholic 29 (52 %) 84 (42 %) 0.5 (ns)
Presence of HCCa 24 (43 %) 69 (34.5 %) 0.1 (ns)
Child-Pugh score
 Child A 10 (18 %) 42 (21 %) 0.9 (ns)
 Child B 32 (57 %) 110 (55 %) 0.9 (ns)
 Child C 14 (25 %) 48 (24 %) 0.8 (ns)
Previous abdominal surgery 24 (43 %) 85 (42.5 %) 0.5 (ns)
Preoperative portal vein thrombosis 2 (4 %) 10 (5 %) 0.5 (ns)
Retransplantation 3 (5 %) 15 (7.5 %) 0.4 (ns)
  1. Values are expressed as median (range)
  2. Group 1 open-circuit drainage (Easy Flow Drain), Group 2 closed-circuit drainage (Robinson Drainage System)
  3. aHepatocellular carcinoma