Liver transplantation: current indications and patient selection for adult patients with chronic liver disease

Apiratpracha, W.; Chailimpamontree, W.; Intraprasong, P.; Yoshida, E.M.

Journal of the Medical Association of Thailand 91(10): 1623-1632

2008


ISSN/ISBN: 0125-2208
PMID: 18972909
Document Number: 13380
Liver transplantation is a life saving procedure for patients with a variety of irreversible acute and chronic liver diseases for which no other therapy is available. To date, success of transplantation has been significantly improved with 1-year graft and patient survival rates of approximately 90%. As new information becomes available the indications for individual diseases have been changed somewhat. This review will provide a general basis for patient selection and timing of liver transplantation for adult patients with chronic liver disease.

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Liver transplantation: current indications and patient selection for adult patients with chronic liver disease