Authors: Chi Xu, Yuhan Chang, Wadih Y. Matar, Daniel Varin, Jui Ping Chen
RECOMMENDATION: Yes. Patients with liver disease such as hepatitis or cirrhosis have a higher risk of infection. These patients are at increased risk of intraoperative and postoperative bleeding. All efforts should be made to ensure such complications are minimized.
LEVEL OF EVIDENCE: Strong
DELEGATE VOTE: Agree: 98%, Disagree: 1%, Abstain: 1% (Unanimous, Strongest Consensus)