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Sex Does Matter in Liver Allocation—Time to Address Existing Sex-Based Disparities

Sex Does Matter in Liver Allocation—Time to Address Existing Sex-Based Disparities Sex Does Matter in Liver Allocation—Time to Address Existing Sex-Based Disparities Invited Commentary Invited Commentary Sex Does Matter in Liver Allocation—Time to Address Existing Sex-Based Disparities Willscott E. Naugler, MD; Susan L. Orloff, MD Sex-based disparities in solid organ transplant exist in every shadows the much more obvious and amendable issue of sex studied phase of the endeavor, from patient access to outcomes disparities noted in this and other studies. Thus, it is easy to to the physicians performing the operations. In this issue of agree with the authors’ suggestion that fixing sex disparities JAMA Surgery,Lockeetal will take more than working on the picture-dominating issue present a retrospective analy- of geographic inequities. But is this enough? Related article Underestimation of renal function by creatinine measure- sis of the United Network for Organ Sharing database that ments in women has long been known to disadvantage women confirmspreviouslypublishedsex-baseddisparitiesinlivertrans- on the liver transplant list. Not only does this fact lead to less plant while adding a shrewd analysis of the components that lead access while listed, but it also means women are relatively tothesedisparities.Distressingly(althoughnotsurprisingly),they sicker than men when they receive transplants, likely leading found that women were more likely than men (by http://www.deepdyve.com/assets/images/DeepDyve-Logo-lg.png JAMA Surgery American Medical Association

Sex Does Matter in Liver Allocation—Time to Address Existing Sex-Based Disparities

JAMA Surgery , Volume 155 (7) – Jul 20, 2020

Sex Does Matter in Liver Allocation—Time to Address Existing Sex-Based Disparities

Abstract

Sex Does Matter in Liver Allocation—Time to Address Existing Sex-Based Disparities Invited Commentary Invited Commentary Sex Does Matter in Liver Allocation—Time to Address Existing Sex-Based Disparities Willscott E. Naugler, MD; Susan L. Orloff, MD Sex-based disparities in solid organ transplant exist in every shadows the much more obvious and amendable issue of sex studied phase of the endeavor, from patient access to outcomes disparities noted in this and other studies. Thus,...
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American Medical Association
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Copyright 2020 American Medical Association. All Rights Reserved.
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2168-6254
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2168-6262
DOI
10.1001/jamasurg.2020.1130
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Abstract

Sex Does Matter in Liver Allocation—Time to Address Existing Sex-Based Disparities Invited Commentary Invited Commentary Sex Does Matter in Liver Allocation—Time to Address Existing Sex-Based Disparities Willscott E. Naugler, MD; Susan L. Orloff, MD Sex-based disparities in solid organ transplant exist in every shadows the much more obvious and amendable issue of sex studied phase of the endeavor, from patient access to outcomes disparities noted in this and other studies. Thus, it is easy to to the physicians performing the operations. In this issue of agree with the authors’ suggestion that fixing sex disparities JAMA Surgery,Lockeetal will take more than working on the picture-dominating issue present a retrospective analy- of geographic inequities. But is this enough? Related article Underestimation of renal function by creatinine measure- sis of the United Network for Organ Sharing database that ments in women has long been known to disadvantage women confirmspreviouslypublishedsex-baseddisparitiesinlivertrans- on the liver transplant list. Not only does this fact lead to less plant while adding a shrewd analysis of the components that lead access while listed, but it also means women are relatively tothesedisparities.Distressingly(althoughnotsurprisingly),they sicker than men when they receive transplants, likely leading found that women were more likely than men (by

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JAMA SurgeryAmerican Medical Association

Published: Jul 20, 2020

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