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Table 2 Liver transplant scoring system and its impact on survival of biliary atresia patients after Kasai surgery

From: Liver transplant score for prediction of biliary atresia patients’ survival following Kasai procedure

Liver transplant scoring factor Liver transplant score p value OR (95% CI)
< 8 ≥ 8
Post-operative bilirubin level (mg/dL)
 > 4 10 10 0.48 2.0 (0.3–13.5)
 ≤ 4 4 2   
Post-operative ALT level (U/L)
 > 80 4 7 0.13 13.5 (0.7–17.9)
 ≤ 80 10 5   
Prothrombin time (s prolonged)
 > 6 14 12 0.94 0.86 (0.02–46.7)
 ≤ 6 0 0   
Cirrhosis
 Present 5 6 0.46 1.8 (0.4–8.7)
 None 9 6   
Ascites
 Present 4 11 0.006 27.5 (2.6–289.1)
 None 10 1   
Sepsis
 Present 5 10 0.014 9.0 (1.4–58.4)
 None 9 2   
Cholangitis
 Recurrent 1 0 0.54 0.4 (0.01–9.7)
 Once/none 13 12   
Portal hypertension
 Present 1 4 0.12 6.5 (0.6–68.9)
 None 13 8   
Esophageal varices
 Present 0 1 0.43 3.8 (0.1–101.8)
 None 14 11   
Liver transplant score Outcomes p value OR (95% CI)
Survived Dead
≥ 8 5 7 0.13 3.5 (0.7–17.9)
< 8 10 4