Liver Transplantation

This activity is made possible by an unrestricted educational grant from Fujisawa Healthcare, Inc.

Cosme Manzarbeitia, MD; Susan L. Smith, MN, PhD

Disclosures

March 28, 2003

Introduction

The objectives for this chapter are to:

  • Describe the current status of liver transplantation;

  • List underlying diseases and conditions that may result in the need for liver transplantation;

  • Identify patient populations that may benefit from liver transplantation;

  • Outline key steps in the evaluation of patients for liver transplantation;

  • Summarize current recommendations for immunosuppression in liver transplantation;

  • List the most common postoperative complications of liver transplantation; and

  • Discuss recent advances in treatment and management of liver transplant recipients.

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