Keeping Patients with End-Stage Liver Disease Alive While Awaiting Transplant: Management of Complications of Portal Hypertension

Andres F. Carrion, Paul Martin

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Abstract

Complications of portal hypertension such as gastroesophageal variceal hemorrhage, ascites, and spontaneous bacterial peritonitis, as well as pulmonary complications, are often responsible for diminished quality of life, excess morbidity and mortality, increased health care resource use and expenditure, and dropout from the liver transplant (LT) waiting list. Therefore, the care of LT candidates on the waiting list must be centered on anticipation and prompt intervention for these complications.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)103-120
Number of pages18
JournalClinics in liver disease
Volume25
Issue number1
DOIs
StatePublished - Feb 2021

Keywords

  • Ascites
  • Cirrhosis
  • Hepatic hydrothorax
  • Hepatopulmonary syndrome
  • Hepatorenal syndrome
  • Portopulmonary hypertension
  • Renal dysfunction
  • Varices

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Hepatology

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