The American experience with transplantation for acute liver failure

Timothy M McCashland, Byers W. Shaw, Elizabeth Tape

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Abstract

Liver transplantation has become the major therapy for acute liver failure (ALF) in the United States. Survival rates range from 46% to 89%. Appropriate patient selection, timely referral, and management of common complications have improved survival. Donor organ shortage may prompt further use of extracorporeal support systems and auxiliary transplantation in the future. This article reviews the American experience of liver transplantation in patients with ALF.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)427-433
Number of pages7
JournalSeminars in liver disease
Volume16
Issue number4
DOIs
StatePublished - Jan 1 1996

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Acute Liver Failure
Liver Transplantation
Transplantation
Patient Selection
Referral and Consultation
Survival Rate
Tissue Donors
Survival
Therapeutics

Keywords

  • fulminant
  • hepatic failure
  • transplantation

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Hepatology

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The American experience with transplantation for acute liver failure. / McCashland, Timothy M; Shaw, Byers W.; Tape, Elizabeth.

In: Seminars in liver disease, Vol. 16, No. 4, 01.01.1996, p. 427-433.

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McCashland, Timothy M ; Shaw, Byers W. ; Tape, Elizabeth. / The American experience with transplantation for acute liver failure. In: Seminars in liver disease. 1996 ; Vol. 16, No. 4. pp. 427-433.
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