Patient And Graft Survival

The one-year graft survival for intestinal transplants performed since 1991 is approximately 60%. Despite early trends, there appears to be no difference in long-term graft survival when other organs are transplanted with the intestine. With regards to patient survival, overall 1-year survival for intestine-only transplants has been approximately 70%, while for intestine plus liver, or multi visceral transplants 1-year patient survivals have been 62 % and 52%, respectively. However, evaluation of the most recent cohort of transplants performed at the most experienced centers suggests that patient survival in two of these three groups is improving with 77%, 69% and 62% one year patient survivals in intestine-only, multivisceral, and intestine plus liver transplants respectively. While meaningful data on long term graft and patient survival is not yet available, it appears that a plateau in survival may begin to occur at approximately the two-year mark. As has

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