Liver transplantation is the replacement of a diseased liver with a healthy liver allograft. The most commonly used technique is orthotopic transplantation, in which the native liver is removed and the donor organ is placed in the same anatomic location as the original liver. Liver transplantation nowadays is a well accepted treatment option for end-stage liver disease and acute liver failure. History The first human liver transplant was done in 1963 by Dr. Thomas Starzl of Denver, Color ...
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Digestive Diseases Dictionary
... This dictionary defines words that are often used when talking or writing about digestive diseases. It is designed for people who have digestive diseases and their families and friends. The words are ...
Source: National Institute of Diabetes and Digestive and Kidney Diseases

Liver Transplantation
... Liver transplantation is surgery to remove a diseased liver and replace it with a healthy liver from an organ donor. A liver transplant is necessary when disease makes the liver stop working. The most...
Source: National Institute of Diabetes and Digestive and Kidney Diseases

What I need to know about Liver Transplantation
... Your liver helps fight infections and cleans your blood. It also helps digest food and stores energy for when you need it. Some signs of liver problems are feeling tired or weak losing your appetite f...
Source: National Institute of Diabetes and Digestive and Kidney Diseases

Pretreatment Increases Liver Transplant Survival in Rats
... Pretreating transplanted livers with the immune molecule interleukin-6 (IL-6) dramatically increased survival of rats receiving organs with fatty degeneration — a common condition in humans that ...
Source: National Institutes of Health

   

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