The changing face of patients presenting for liver transplantation

Victor W. Xia, Masahiko Taniguchi, Randolph H. Steadman

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Patients who present for liver transplantation today are more acutely ill compared with a few years ago and have more comorbidities, higher perioperative risks, and a more difficult perioperative course. Further characterization of the changes and associated perioperative risks and strategies to manage those risks are needed.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)280-284
Number of pages5
JournalCurrent opinion in organ transplantation
Issue number3
StatePublished - Jun 2008


  • Fulminant hepatic failure
  • Hepatocellular carcinoma
  • Liver transplantation
  • MELD
  • Perioperative risk

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Immunology and Allergy
  • Transplantation


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