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  66th Annual Meeting of the
American Association for the
Study of Liver Diseases
Boston, MA Nov 13-17 2015
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HCV Infection in Aging Baby Boomers is an Independent Predictor of
Poor Outcome in Liver Transplant Recipients: An Analysis of the UNOS database

  Reported by Jules Levin
AASLD 2015 Nov 13-17 San Francisco
Andy Liu1 Ryan B. Perumpail2 Channa R. Jayasekera2 Swetha Tummala2 Sammy Saab3 Zobair M. Younossi4, 5 Robert J. Wong6 Aijaz Ahmed2
1. Medicine, Albert Einstein College of Medicine, Bronx, NY, United States.
2. Division of Gastroenterology and Hepatology, Stanford University Medical Center, Palo Alto, CA, United States.
3. Medicine and Surgery, David Geffen School of Medicine at the University of California at Los Angeles, Los Angeles, CA, United States.
4. Center for Liver Diseases, Inova Fairfax Hospital, Falls Church, VA, United States.
5. Betty and Guy Beatty Center for Integrated Research, Inova Health System, Falls Church, VA, United States.
6. Division of Gastroenterology and Hepatology, Alameda Health System - Highland Hospital Campus, Oakland, CA, United States.











There are several important limitations to our study. First, given that we analyzed data from the national UNOS database, our study was subject to the inherent limitations of research utilizing national registry-based data, including limited availability of certain granular data. Second, the retrospective nature of our analysis does not allow us to infer causality. Third, although we adjusted for several relevant potential confounding variables, it is possible that additional confounders may exist.