Portable device for the analysis of liver function: A boon to liver surgery and critical care

Constance M. Mobley, Ali Zarrinpar

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Abstract

Liver biology, liver disease and its management present a myriad of challenges to clinicians. Difficulties arise in determining liver functional capacity, which must be effectively measured in a quantitative reproducible manner. Measurement of indocyanine green (ICG) clearance, an exceptional tool that has been used for decades to assess liver function, has traditionally been cumbersome to perform. New technology now allows for rapid and noninvasive determination of ICG clearance making it clinically accessible. This adds ICG clearance measurement to the armamentarium of physiologic monitors that could be routinely used in the evaluation of patients undergoing liver surgery or in the intensive care setting.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)1-4
Number of pages4
JournalExpert Review of Medical Devices
Volume13
Issue number1
DOIs
StatePublished - Jan 2 2016

Keywords

  • Graft function
  • indocyanine green
  • liver failure
  • liver function
  • liver resection
  • liver transplantation
  • multisystem organ failure
  • physiologic monitor

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Surgery
  • Biomedical Engineering

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