The marginal liver donor and organ preservation strategies

Coney Bae, Scot D. Henry, Giridhar Vedula, James V. Guarrera

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Abstract

According to the United Network for Organ Sharing (UNOS) data, as of December 2010, 4,448 liver transplants have been performed with 16,118 patients on the waiting list in the same year [1]. The advances in patient and donor selection, surgical techniques, immunosuppression, organ preservation, and critical care management have made lifesaving liver transplantation possible to those with irrevocable liver damage and acute liver failure. Yet the scarcity of organs continues to be a major obstacle to greater application of liver transplantation (Fig. 15.1).

Original languageEnglish (US)
Title of host publicationLiver Anesthesiology and Critical Care Medicine
PublisherSpringer New York
Pages181-193
Number of pages13
ISBN (Electronic)9781461451679
ISBN (Print)9781461451662
DOIs
StatePublished - Jan 1 2012
Externally publishedYes

All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes

  • Medicine(all)

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