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Latest Blog Posts for Liver Transplantation

  • Liver Transplantation Review
    on Dec 3, 2010 in Liver Transplantation
    These results indicate that liver transplantation can cure not only genetic disorders that present in the liver, but also liver disorders associated with extrahepatic pathology. Furthermore, a genetic defect present in all body cells such as familial...
  • Cholesterol Ester Storage Disease
    on Dec 2, 2010 in Liver Transplantation
     Cirrhosis is a possible complication and was successfully treated by liver transplantation in a 14-year-old child. Neonatal Hemochromatosis. A few infants received liver transplantation with success. The recent availability of medical antioxida...
  • Wilson's Disease
    on Nov 29, 2010 in Liver Transplantation
    Add captionThis is usually treated successfully with copper-chelating agents; in a few cases, howover (e.g., acure liver failure with or without hemolysis, acute relapse after discontinuation of therapy),  liver transplantation is necessary and...
  • Type IA and IB Glycogen Storage Diseases
    on Nov 29, 2010 in Liver Transplantation
    Add captionBeside severe hypoglycemia, growth failure, and acidosis, they also carry a risk of liver adenoma, possibly complicated by intratumoral hemorrhage or liver cell carcinoma. Liver transplantation may be recommended in patients with adenomas...
  • Hereditary Tyrosinemia
    on Nov 29, 2010 in Liver Transplantation
    For several years, liver transplantation has proven extremely useful in children with this otherwise lethal disease. The recenr introduction of the enzyme inhibitor NTBC (see chapter by Kvitington, Clayton, and Leonard, this volume), may diminish the...
  • Type IV Glycogen Storage Disease
    on Nov 29, 2010 in Liver Transplantation
    Liver transplantation eliminates cirrhosis and may even improve the degree of amylopectin storage in the heart. Careful follow-up is, however, necessary in this respec. Hemophilia  Four patients who had severe post-transfusion hepatitis cir...
  • Intermediary Folllow-Up at Liver Transplantation
    on Nov 28, 2010 in Liver Transplantation
    The second period of follow-up takes place in conventional hospital settings and lasts an average of 6 weeks, Monitoring of liver and kidney function tests and blood cyclosporine trough levels is carried out daily. Prednisone is given orally and its...
  • Long-Term Follow-Up at Liver Transplantation
    on Nov 28, 2010 in Liver Transplantation
    In the majority of cases the children can resume a life close to normal when they leave the hospital and can atted school within 2-3 months of surgery. Clinical and biochemical monitorings are carried out in outpatient clinics; a salt-restricted diet...
  • Inborn Metabolic Disorders Treated by Liver Transplantation
    on Nov 28, 2010 in Liver Transplantation
    In the European Liver Transplant Registry issued in October 1993 a metabolic disorder was recorder as a indication for transplantation in 18% of 1248 children treated by liver transplantation from May 1988 to June 1993. Two groups can be distinguishe...
  • Early Postoperative Period at Liver Transplantation
    on Nov 27, 2010 in Liver Transplantation
    This lasts an average of 10 days and takes place in the intensive care unit. Supportive measures are taken as after any major surgical procedure; it is especially important to monitor adequate diuresis, as a good renal function will ease the use of c...
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