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Perioperative analysis of patients undergoing liver transplantation at the Hospital de Clínicas da Unicamp in the context of the SARS-CoV-2 pandemic

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https://doi.org/10.1590/SciELOPreprints.7285

Keywords:

COVID 19, Chest CT, liver transplant, RT-PCR

Abstract

Introduction: SARS-CoV-2 began in 2020 and caused important changes in the number of transplants performed in hospitals and in the protocols for admitting candidates to perform the procedure. The Brazilian Association of Organ Transplantation (ABTO) recommends not performing transplants from donors with active COVID-19 infection, positive test results or with Severe Acute Respiratory Syndrome. The hepatic repercussions related to COVID-19 are presented in some reports in the medical literature. Liver changes resulting from other corona viruses such as SARS-CoV and MERS-CoV are well documented. The Hospital de Clínicas of the State University of Campinas is a tertiary center that performs solid organ transplants. Objectives: To carry out a perioperative, retrospective, descriptive analysis of liver transplants in the context of the SARS-CoV-2 pandemic carried out at the Hospital das Clínicas of the State University of Campinas from March 2020 to July 2021. Materials and Methods: Retrospective, descriptive, longitudinal cohort study based on the review of medical records of patients undergoing liver transplantation in the context of the SARS-CoV-2 pandemic from March 2020 to July 2021 at the clinical hospital of the State University of Campinas. Results: Retrospective analysis was performed on 57 patients in the period. Only 1 patient needed to be excluded because he was under 18 years old. Of the 56 patients, 52 underwent RT-PCR laboratory testing and chest tomography (CT). Of these 52 patients, only 2 tested positive, one pre-transplant (TX) and one post-operatively (post-op). Regarding chest CT scans, none of them showed typical changes for COVID pre-TX, in the post-op 4 patients presented typical chest CT scans. The average age was 55.86 years. The mortality rate was 38% and no deaths were attributed to COVID 19. The average MELD-Na scale was 20.94. Conclusion: The present study carried out at the Hospital de Clínicas da Unicamp analyzed the clinical, laboratory and radiological association to better elucidate the variables determined by COVID-19 in its diagnosis and in-hospital management. It is concluded that the SARS-CoV-2 pandemic had an impact on the routine of liver transplantation worldwide and on the service in which the study was carried out.

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11/27/2023

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Melo, M. D. S., Cardoso, A. R., Caruy, C. A. A., Munhoz, D. C., Dertkigil, S. S. J., Miyoshi, A. H., Mecchi, T. L., Miyoshi, I. C., Perales, S. R., Ataíde, E. C. de, & Boin, I. F. S. F. (2023). Perioperative analysis of patients undergoing liver transplantation at the Hospital de Clínicas da Unicamp in the context of the SARS-CoV-2 pandemic. In SciELO Preprints. https://doi.org/10.1590/SciELOPreprints.7285

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