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Liver transplantation for alcoholic liver disease, viral hepatitis, and hepatic neoplasms

Van Thiel, DH and Carr, B and Iwatsuki, S and Tzakis, A and Fung, JJ and Starzl, TE (1991) Liver transplantation for alcoholic liver disease, viral hepatitis, and hepatic neoplasms. Transplantation Proceedings, 23 (3). 1917 - 1921. ISSN 0041-1345

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Abstract

In closing, it is important to note that the indications for liver transplantation are not static but rather are remarkably dynamic and capable of change over time. Thus yesterday's major indications can become relative contraindications, while yesterday's absolute contraindications have become today's nuisances. The goal for physicians who care for individuals with problems such as alcoholic liver disease, viral hepatitis, and hepatic cancer should be to develop new strategies of care that will ultimately eliminate these diseases as problems, rather than eliminating individuals with such health problems from currently available health options. In other words, physicians who accept the responsibility for a patient's life should be searching for the best form of therapy available for their patient rather than examining the reasons that exist for limiting one's choice in health care.


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Item Type: Article
Status: Published
Creators/Authors:
CreatorsEmailPitt UsernameORCID
Van Thiel, DH
Carr, B
Iwatsuki, S
Tzakis, A
Fung, JJ
Starzl, TEtes11@pitt.eduTES11
Centers: Other Centers, Institutes, or Units > Thomas E. Starzl Transplantation Institute
Date: 1 January 1991
Date Type: Publication
Journal or Publication Title: Transplantation Proceedings
Volume: 23
Number: 3
Page Range: 1917 - 1921
Institution: University of Pittsburgh
Refereed: Yes
ISSN: 0041-1345
Other ID: uls-drl:31735062117704, Starzl CV No. 1219
Date Deposited: 08 Apr 2010 17:20
Last Modified: 02 Feb 2019 13:57
URI: http://d-scholarship.pitt.edu/id/eprint/4605

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