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Table 4 Shown are clinical characteristics of the two investigated cohorts from Hannover Medical School and University Hospital Kiel

From: Comparable outcome of liver transplantation with Histidine-Tryptophan-Ketoglutarate vs. University of Wisconsin preservation solution: a retrospective observational double-center trial

Variable Hannover cohort Kiel cohort
n 2554 580
sex 1377 males (53.9%); 1177 females (46.1%) 336 males (57.9%); 244 females (42.1%)
Median age (range) 43 (0-74) years 52 (0-75) years
UW (n; %) 1091 (42.7%) 223 (38.4%)
HTK (n; %) 1463 (57.3%) 375 (61.6%)
CIT (mean; range) in min. 621.6 (80-1970) 601.5 (210-1320)
Living donor (n; %) 125 (4.9%) 80 (13.8%)
Pediatric recipient (n; %) 575 (22.5%) 87 (15.0%)
  1. HTK = Histidine-Tryptophane-Ketoglutarate solution; UW = University of Wisconsin solution; CIT = cold ischemic time.