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Clinical considerations in orthotopic liver transplantation

Tzakis, AG and Gordon, RD and Makowka, L (1987) Clinical considerations in orthotopic liver transplantation. Radiologic Clinics of North America, 25 (2). 287 - 297. ISSN 0033-8389

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Three hundred forty (68 per cent) of the 500 patients transplanted with cyclosporine and prednisone are alive, including 197 (66.3 per cent) of the adults and 143 (70.4 per cent) of the children. The goal of orthotopic liver transplantation is restoration of a normal life, and this is achieved in the vast majority of successful orthotopic liver transplantation recipients. Eighty-one long-term survivors transplanted with cyclosporine-prednisone were reviewed. Only seven of these patients were disabled, and two additional patients were unemployed. The remainder were fully employed, active homemakers, or attending school. As the results of orthotopic liver transplantation are continuously improving, we are seeing increasing numbers of successful orthotopic liver transplant recipients among the productive individuals of our society.


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Item Type: Article
Status: Published
CreatorsEmailPitt UsernameORCID
Tzakis, AG
Gordon, RD
Makowka, L
Centers: Other Centers, Institutes, Offices, or Units > Thomas E. Starzl Transplantation Institute
Date: 1 January 1987
Date Type: Publication
Journal or Publication Title: Radiologic Clinics of North America
Volume: 25
Number: 2
Page Range: 287 - 297
Institution: University of Pittsburgh
Refereed: Yes
ISSN: 0033-8389
Other ID: uls-drl:31735062119148, Starzl CV No. 719
Date Deposited: 08 Apr 2010 17:12
Last Modified: 02 Feb 2019 13:55


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