Patient selection for liver transplantation

Andres F. Carrion, Lydia Aye, Paul Martin

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Abstract

Improved outcomes in liver transplant recipients reflect advances in surgical technique, post-operative care, immunosuppression as well as better selection of potential candidates. The pre-transplant evaluation is a multidisciplinary process intended to recognize and treat important comorbid conditions that may impair outcomes during the peri-and post-transplant periods. Important psychosocial issues should also be ascertained and tackled early during the pre-transplant evaluation with an overarching intention to improve the success of liver transplantation.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)571-579
Number of pages9
JournalExpert Review of Gastroenterology and Hepatology
Volume7
Issue number6
DOIs
StatePublished - Aug 1 2013

Keywords

  • acute liver failure
  • alcoholic liver disease
  • cirrhosis
  • hepatitis B
  • hepatitis C
  • hepatocellular carcinoma
  • liver transplantation
  • Patient selection

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Hepatology
  • Gastroenterology

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