Dr. Nabil Noureddin (Medicine) recently presented his research project at the Digestive Disease Week Meeting 2020. The abstract, “Changes in Trends for Liver Transplant in Patients Older than 70 in the United States,” was published in the Gastroenterology Journal.
Liver transplant (LT) for individuals aged ≥ 70-years has been historically unfavorable. The landscape of LT has recently changed. Noureddin and his co-authors' aim was to investigate whether there was an increase in waitlisting or receiving LT in patients ≥ 70-years-old in the United States by examining the United Network for Organ Sharing (UNOS) databases. Their research study concluded that there has been an increasing trend to waitlist or perform LT in patients older than 70 in the United States. The most common etiology for an LT in this special population is Nonalcoholic steatohepatitis (NASH). There was no difference LT in this special population based on liver disease etiology.
Noureddin is chief resident in the department of internal medicine.