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Gut. 2011 Mar;60(3):412-21. doi: 10.1136/gut.2009.179937. Epub 2010 Dec 30.

Management of patients with cirrhosis awaiting liver transplantation.

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GI Unit, Institut Clinic de Malalties Digestives i Metaboliques, Hospital Clinic,and University of Barcelona, Institut d’Investigacions Biomédiques August Pi-Sunyer (IDIBAPS), Ciber de Enfermedades Hepáticas y Digestivas (CIBEREHD), Barcelona, Spain.

Abstract

The demand for OLT continues to be on the rise with patients spending a long time on the waiting list; this not only increases the risk of developing further decompensation but also mortality. The complications discussed above may not only lead to removal from the waiting list in some cases but also a poorer outcome following transplantation. Therefore the appropriate prevention, recognition and treatment of the above-mentioned complications of cirrhosis will have a positive impact on the outcome before and after liver transplantation.

PMID:
21193458
DOI:
10.1136/gut.2009.179937
[Indexed for MEDLINE]

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