Table 1: Potential risk factors for post-LTx infection.

Pre-operative data of the recipients:

         Age

         Gender

         Diagnosis

         Blood group

         Pre-LTx infectious state

         Pre-LTx steroid therapy

         Prior abdominal surgery

         Co-morbidity

         Immunization status

         Prophylactic antibiotics

         Growth state

         Presence of ascites.

         PELD and MELD scores

Donor data:

         Age

         Gender

         Blood group

         BMI

         Pre-LTx infectious state

Operative data:

         Cold ischemia time

         Warm ischemia time

         Anhepatic phase

         Duration of the operation

         Intraoperative finding

         Intraoperative blood and blood element transfusion

         Type of anastomosis of hepatic artery and bile duct

         Accompanied splenectomy

         Surgical re-exploration

Post-operative data of the recipients:

         Type, dose and duration of immunosuppressants

         Period of hospitalization

         Presence of ascites

         Multi-organ failure

         Post-operative complications

 

PELD: Pediatric End-Stage Liver Disease, MELD: Model for End-Stage Liver Disease, BMI: Body mass index