Table. 3.

Risk factors for readmission due to infection after liver transplantation within 3 months

Variable Univariable Multivariable


OR (95% CI) P-value OR (95% CI) P-value
LT type 5.100 (0.466–55.891) 0.182 0.000 0.999
BMI (kg/m2) 0.980 (0.709–1.354) 0.901
PMI (cm2/m2) 1.392 (0.917–2.112) 0.120 1.340 (0.819–2.191) 0.244
HCC 2.375 (0.283–19.924) 0.425
Blood chemistry
Platelet (×103/µL) 1.035 (0.984–1.088) 0.186
PT-INR 1.130 (0.539–2.371) 0.747
Total bilirubin (mg/dL) 1.013 (0.932–1.101) 0.764
Cr (mg/dL) 3.995 (0.127–126.137) 0.432
Albumin (g/dL) 2.604 (0.404–16.789) 0.314
Ammonia (uMol/L) 1.026 (0.979–1.074) 0.287
MELD baseline 1.012 (0.923–1.111) 0.796 1.027 (0.870–1.212) 0.753
Pre-LT oral <25% 24.000 (1.852–310.999) 0.015 24.000 (1.852–310.999) 0.015

OR, odds ratio; CI, confidence interval; LT, liver transplantation; BMI, body mass index; PMI, psoas muscle index; HCC, hepatocellular carcinoma; PT, prothrombin time; INR, international normalized ratio; Cr, creatinine; MELD, Model for End-Stage Liver Disease.

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