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Liver Meeting® 2018 - AASLD Poster Roundup: Gender, Insurance, Weight and Waitlists

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AASLD Poster Roundup: Gender, Insurance, Weight and Waitlists
Selections from poster sessions at the annual Liver Meeting

  • by Staff Writer, MedPage Today

SAN FRANCISCO -- Women and liver transplant waitlists, the impact of insurance on waitlist outcomes, and the tie between obesity and waitlist representation were highlighted in a group of poster presentations at the annual Liver Meeting, sponsored by the American Association for the Study of Liver Diseases (AASLD).

Rubin said it has been well-established that women waiting for a liver transplant may have worse outcomes than men, but the mechanisms for this disparity remain unclear. She told MedPage Today her group hypothesized that hospitalization would be a sufficient surrogate marker for disease severity, and that "if there were differences in hospitalization, maybe that could explain how the disease trajectory is different in women compared with men."

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