Table 1: Patient characteristics.

Variable

Steroid (+)
n = 65

Steroid (-)
(n = 76)

p-value

Age

52.0 15.3

52.0 13.0

0.617

Sex (male/female)

29/36

38/38

0.612

GRWR

0.89 0.59

0.92 0.40

0.630

MELD score

17.0 8.71

19.0 8.94

0.838

Child-Pugh class A:B/C

19/46

23/53

1.000

Graft

0.349

Lt

32

35

Rt

23

39

Whole

8

2

Post

2

0

Underlying disease

 

 

0.561

Hepatocellular carcinoma

15

10

 

Viral hepatitis B/C-related cirrhosis

16

21

 

PBC/PSC

11

18

 

Acute liver failure

7

4

 

Biliary atresia after Kasai operation

4

10

 

Alcoholic cirrhosis

3

4

 

Others

9

9

 

 

GRWR: Graft-to-Recipient Weight Ratio, MELD score: Model for End-stage Liver Disease score, Lt: Left lobe graft, Rt: Right lobe graft,

Whole: Whole liver graft, Post: Posterior segment graft, PBC: Primary biliary cirrhosis, PSC: Primary Sclerosing Cholangitis,

Steroid (+): Steroid-containing protocol, Steroid (-): Steroid-free protocol