New ERAS in liver transplantation – Past, present, and next steps

the Working Group: Claus Niemann, San Francisco, CA, USA, Joerg-Matthias Pollok, London, UK,Marina Berenguer, Valencia, Spain, Jonathan Potts, London, UK, and Carlo Frola, London, UK

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There are parallels between the history of Enhanced Recovery after Surgery (ERAS) and liver transplantation. Both have been established and advanced by innovative individuals, often going against perceived wisdom and convention. Liver transplantation has traditionally been considered too complex for ERAS pathways, despite a small number of trials showing them to be both safe and of benefit. To date, there are very few randomized controlled trials and cohort studies publishing outcomes on liver transplant patients enrolled in comprehensive ERAS pathways. To progress our field, the 2022 International Liver Transplantation Society's Consensus Conference has created expert panels to analyze the evidence in 32 domains of the liver transplantation pathway using the Grading of Recommendations, Assessment, Development and Evaluations (GRADE) approach to generate expert recommendations. These recommendations will be voted on by the international community to gain consensus using the Danish model, and create the Enhanced Recovery after Liver Transplantation Pathway.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Article numbere14625
JournalClinical Transplantation
Issue number10
StatePublished - Oct 2022


  • ERAS in liver transplantation
  • history of ERAS
  • history of liver transplantation

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Transplantation


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