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Fifteen years of clinical liver transplantation

Starzl, TE and Koep, LJ and Halgrimson, CG and Hood, J and Schroter, GPJ and Porter, KA and Weil, R (1979) Fifteen years of clinical liver transplantation. Gastroenterology, 77 (2). 375 - 388. ISSN 0016-5085

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Liver transplantation in humans was first attempted more than 15 yr ago. The 1-yr survival has slowly improved until it has now reached about 50%. In our experience, 46 patients have lived for at least 1 yr, with the longest survival being 9 yr. The high acute mortality in early trials was due in many cases to technical and management errors and to the use of damaged organs. With elimination of such factors, survival increased. Further improvements will depend upon better immunosuppression. Orthotopic liver transplantation (liver replacement) is the preferred operation in most cases, but placement of an extra liver (auxiliary transplantation) may have a role under special circumstances. © 1979.


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Item Type: Article
Status: Published
CreatorsEmailPitt UsernameORCID
Starzl, TEtes11@pitt.eduTES11
Koep, LJ
Halgrimson, CG
Hood, J
Schroter, GPJ
Porter, KA
Weil, R
Centers: Other Centers, Institutes, Offices, or Units > Thomas E. Starzl Transplantation Institute
Date: 1 January 1979
Date Type: Publication
Journal or Publication Title: Gastroenterology
Volume: 77
Number: 2
Page Range: 375 - 388
DOI or Unique Handle: 10.1016/0016-5085(79)90294-4
Institution: University of Pittsburgh
Refereed: Yes
ISSN: 0016-5085
Other ID: uls-drl:31735062113745, Starzl CV No. 427
Date Deposited: 08 Apr 2010 17:07
Last Modified: 19 Jul 2020 10:55


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