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Nationally recognized expert in abdominal transplant surgery, Dr. Abhinav Humar, provides an in-depth presentation on the advantages and disadvantages of living donor liver transplant or LDLT.

Educational Objectives:

Upon completion of this activity, participants should be able to:

  • Present the advantages and disadvantages of living donor liver transplant
  • Discuss factors that favor hepatitis C recurrence in LDLT
  • Describe which factors contribute to decreased hepatitis C recurrence

Reading References:

  • Comparative analysis of hepatitis C recurrence and fibrosis progression between deceased-donor and living-donor liver transplantation: 8-year longitudinal follow-up. Jain A, Singhal A, Kashyap R, Safadjou S, Ryan CK, Orloff MS. Transplantation. 2011 Aug 27;92(4):453-60.
  • Outcomes in hepatitis C virus-infected recipients of living donor vs. deceased donor liver transplantation. Terrault NA, Shiffman ML, Lok AS, Saab S, Tong L, Brown RS Jr, Everson GT, Reddy KR, Fair JH, Kulik LM, Pruett TL, Seeff LB; A2ALL Study Group. Liver Transpl. 2007 Jan;13(1):122-9.
  • Pre-emptive antiviral therapy in living donor liver transplantation for hepatitis C: observation based on a single-center experience. Tamura S, Sugawara Y, Yamashiki N, Kaneko J, Kokudo N, Makuuchi M. Transpl Int. 2010 Jun;23(6):580-8. Epub 2009 Dec 15.


Dr. Humar has no relevant relationships with any entities producing health care goods or services.

Accreditation Statement:

The University of Pittsburgh School of Medicine is accredited by the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education (ACCME) to provide continuing medical education for physicians.

The University of Pittsburgh School of Medicine designates this enduring material for a maximum of 0.5 AMA PRA Category 1 CreditsTM. Each physician should only claim credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity. Other health care professionals are awarded (0.05) continuing education units (CEU) which are equivalent to 0.5 contact hours.

For your credit transcript, please access our website 4 weeks post-completion at and follow the link to the Credit Transcript page. If you do not provide the last 5 digits of your SSN on the next page you will not be able to access a CME credit transcript. Providing your SSN is voluntary.

Release Date: 10/11/2011 | Last Modified On: 11/26/2013 | Expires: 11/26/2014

This course has been expired.