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Orthotopic liver transplantation for fulminant and subacute hepatic failure

Stieber, AC and Iwatsuki, S and Starzl, TE (1988) Orthotopic liver transplantation for fulminant and subacute hepatic failure. ASAIO Transactions, 34 (4). 959 - 964. ISSN 0889-7190

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Abstract

Fulminant and subacute hepatitis are conditions characterized by rapid liver failure, which can lead to death in 80 to more than 95% of the cases with medical supportive care only. The etiology can be viral, drug-, or other chemical-induced, metabolic, etc. Orthotopic liver transplantation emerged during the 1980s as a powerful means for dealing with these diseases. The existence of this therapeutic modality has brought about major changes in the diagnosis, patient selection, treatment, and outlook for fulminant/subacute liver failure. The authors present the results of orthotopic liver transplantation for the treatment of 47 cases of acute/subacute hepatic insufficiency at the University of Pittsburgh between March 1980 and July 1987. The results of this series demonstrate that liver transplantation is the most effective means for treating this condition.


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Item Type: Article
Status: Published
Creators/Authors:
CreatorsEmailPitt UsernameORCID
Stieber, AC
Iwatsuki, S
Starzl, TEtes11@pitt.eduTES11
Centers: Other Centers, Institutes, or Units > Thomas E. Starzl Transplantation Institute
Date: 1 December 1988
Date Type: Publication
Journal or Publication Title: ASAIO Transactions
Volume: 34
Number: 4
Page Range: 959 - 964
Institution: University of Pittsburgh
Refereed: Yes
ISSN: 0889-7190
Other ID: uls-drl:31735062130616, Starzl CV No. 911
Date Deposited: 08 Apr 2010 17:15
Last Modified: 02 Feb 2019 13:56
URI: http://d-scholarship.pitt.edu/id/eprint/4297

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