Outcomes in liver transplantation: Does sex matter?

Monika Sarkar, Kymberly D. Watt, Norah Terrault, Marina Berenguer

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A growing literature has highlighted important differences in transplant-related outcomes between men and women. In the United States there are fewer women than men on the liver transplant waitlist and women are two times less likely to receive a deceased or living-related liver transplant. Sex-based differences exist not only in waitlist but also in post-transplant outcomes, particularly in some specific liver diseases, such as hepatitis C. In the era of individualized medicine, recognition of these differences in the approach to pre and post-liver transplant care may impact short and long-term outcomes.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)946-955
Number of pages10
JournalJournal of hepatology
Issue number4
StatePublished - Apr 1 2015


  • Hepatitis C virus
  • Liver allocation
  • Liver transplantation
  • MELD score
  • Quality of life
  • Sex
  • Waitlist outcome
  • Women's health

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Hepatology


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