[Selection of patients with parenchymal cirrhosis for hepatic transplantation]

Acta Gastroenterol Belg. 1990 Mar-Apr;53(2):261-6.
[Article in French]


The aim of our study was to design simple and practical quantitative scores or indices suitable for deciding a pre-liver transplantation work-up in patients with parenchymal cirrhosis. A Pugh score (combining five variables) superior to 8 or a p value inferior to 0.7 of a logistic regression equation containing only two variables (score of ascites and result of 14C aminopyrine breath test) were found to be highly effective for making this decision.

MeSH terms

  • Aminopyrine
  • Ascites / diagnostic imaging
  • Breath Tests
  • Carbon Radioisotopes
  • Humans
  • Liver Cirrhosis / diagnosis
  • Liver Cirrhosis / surgery*
  • Liver Transplantation*
  • Regression Analysis
  • Ultrasonography


  • Carbon Radioisotopes
  • Aminopyrine