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Medical aspects of liver transplantation.

Van Thiel, DH and Schade, RR and Gavaler, JS and Shaw, BW and Iwatsuki, S and Starzl, TE (1984) Medical aspects of liver transplantation. Hepatology, 4 (1 Supp). 79S - 83S. ISSN 0270-9139

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The methods used to screen prospective candidates for orthotopic liver transplantation are described. Both the indication and the contraindications for the procedure are discussed. The timing of the procedure during the course of an individual candidate's liver disease is also discussed. Additionally, the institutional requirements of a liver transplant center are identified. Finally, the problems experienced by a liver transplant patient and his physician during the postoperative period are identified and discussed.


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Item Type: Article
Status: Published
CreatorsEmailPitt UsernameORCID
Van Thiel, DH
Schade, RR
Gavaler, JS
Shaw, BW
Iwatsuki, S
Starzl, TEtes11@pitt.eduTES11
Centers: Other Centers, Institutes, or Units > Thomas E. Starzl Transplantation Institute
Date: January 1984
Date Type: Publication
Journal or Publication Title: Hepatology
Volume: 4
Number: 1 Supp
Page Range: 79S - 83S
Institution: University of Pittsburgh
Refereed: Yes
Uncontrolled Keywords: Graft Rejection, Health Facilities, Humans, Liver Diseases, Liver Transplantation, National Institutes of Health (U.S.), Postoperative Care, Postoperative Complications, Tissue Donors, Transplantation, Homologous, United States
ISSN: 0270-9139
Funders: NIDDK NIH HHS (R01 DK029961-19)
Other ID: uls-drl:31735062115302, Starzl CV No. 567
Date Deposited: 08 Apr 2010 17:09
Last Modified: 05 Dec 2017 17:00


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