31
Mar

Platelet transfusion can be related to liver regeneration after living donor liver transplantation.

This interesting but retrospective study supports the hypothesis that platelet transfusion plays a significant and positive role in liver regeneration after living donor liver transplantation. The authors relate this effect to a possible role of biological mediators of tissue regeneration released by transfused platelets and conclude that, in consideration of conflicting data in the literature, a prospective clinical trial with appropriate statistical power is warranted to prove or disprove this hypothesis.

– Paolo Rebulla