The Impact of Marijuana Use on Liver Transplant Recipients: A 900 Patient Single Center Experience.

Clin Transplant. 2021 Jan 06;:e14215

Authors: Guorgui J, Ito T, Markovic D, Aziz A, Younan S, Severance A, Lu M, Lee J, DiNorcia J, Agopian VG, Farmer DG, Busuttil RW, Kaldas FM

Abstract
This study examined the impact of pre and post-transplant marijuana use on liver transplant (LT) outcomes. While there were significant differences between marijuana users and non-users with respect to recipient demographics, including the indication for LT, the rate of pre-LT ICU admission, and MELD score, there were no statistical differences in post-operative outcomes, including patient/graft survival and post-LT complications in pre- or post-LT users. These findings may help guide future policies regarding marijuana use in LT candidates, although confirmation utilizing larger cohorts is warranted.

PMID: 33406299 [PubMed – as supplied by publisher]


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