Across the globe the shortage of available liver donors is being alleviated by living donor liver transplantation (LDLT). Accurate estimation of the standard liver volume (SLV) of the living donor and recipient is crucial. Scholars of different countries established several SLV formulae from clinical data, but which formula was the most accurate for Chinese adults has remained unclear. A research article to be published on August 28, 2009 in the World Journal of Gastroenterology,addresses this question. The research team led by Prof. Lu-Nan Yan from West China Hospital, Sichuan University evaluated reported SLV formulae using data of 76 cases of LDLT from January 2008 to April 2009. The results demonstrated that the Chengdu formula was reliable by its applicability in LDLT. Statistical analysis showed that the Fan formula tended to underestimate SLV. The Heinemann, Urata, Vauthey, and Lee formulae overestimated SLV. With national multicenter data in the future, the Chengdu formula for SLV can be improved. That may be applied to the evaluation of Chinese donors and recipients for LDLT. Source: EurekalertRAS << Mechanism That Constructs Key Brain Structure Discovered by... Organ Donation Crash Course in the ICU >> Recommended Reading Alcoholic Liver Disease Encyclopedia section of medindia gives general information about Alcoholic Liver Disease. READ MORE Hepatitis B Hepatitis B is inflammation of the liver due to infection with the hepatitis B virus. READ MORE Current Treatments for Liver Cancer Current Treatments for Liver Cancer (also known as hepatoma or hepatocellular carcinoma) can result in complete cure of the disease if it is detected early. READ MORE Fatty Liver Disease: A Growing Health Problem in India Non alcoholic fatty liver disease (NAFLD) is the leading cause of liver dysfunction worldwide and is a rapidly growing health problem in India. READ MORE Hepatitis A Hepatitis A is the most benign of the hepatitis viruses and usually has no long term side effects. Hepatitis A vaccine is available that is 95% effective in preventing the disease. READ MORE Living Donor Liver Transplant: What Are the Risks? The risk of dying as a result of a living donor liver segment removal is between 0.2-2.0%. The risk of morbidity is anywhere between 1.3% (in highly experienced centers) to 60%. READ MORE Milk Thistle Milk Thistle is a resourceful natural plant which has many medicinal benefits. In herbal medication milk thistle is used in cases of liver diseases. READ MORE Wilson's Disease This is a rare inherited systemic disorder of copper metabolism, affecting the liver mainly before other organs. READ MORE Most Popular on Medindia Drug Side Effects Calculator Blood Donation - Recipients How to Reduce School Bag Weight - Simple Tips More News on: Hepatitis ALiverWilson's DiseaseMilk ThistleCurrent Treatments for Liver CancerFatty Liver Disease: A Growing Health Problem in IndiaLiving Donor Liver Transplant: What Are the Risks?