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A Specialized Transplantation Critical Care Model: Expanding Liver Transplantation Access to High-Acuity Patients. Transplant Proc 2018 Nov;50(9):2619-2621

Date

10/24/2018

Pubmed ID

30348452

DOI

10.1016/j.transproceed.2018.03.066

Scopus ID

2-s2.0-85055059810   1 Citation

Abstract

The current organ crisis has led to prolonged waiting times for liver transplantation, the progression of liver disease, and the subsequent increase in severity of illness. High acuity patients in need of orthotopic liver transplantation (OLT) maybe denied access to life-saving transplantation due to perceived poor outcomes after OLT and severe comorbid conditions. Recent studies demonstrated the highest survival benefit and acceptable post-OLT outcomes in high-acuity patients. This article provides an overview of a transplantation critical care model to increase liver transplantation access and optimize post-OLT outcomes in high-acuity patients.

Author List

Zimmerman MA, Selim M, Kim J, Kozeniecki M, Hong JC

Authors

Motaz Selim MBBS, MSc, MD, PhD Assistant Professor in the Surgery department at Medical College of Wisconsin
Michael A. Zimmerman MD, FACS Professor in the Surgery department at Medical College of Wisconsin




MESH terms used to index this publication - Major topics in bold

Critical Care
Female
Humans
Liver Diseases
Liver Transplantation
Male
Middle Aged
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