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Transplantaion liver

S Olafsson
In recent years, liver transplantation has become the treatment of choice for end-stage liver disease. Chronic viral hepatitis, alcoholic cirrhosis and chronic cholestatic diseases are the most common liver diseases requiring transplantation. Complications of cirrhosis such as variceal bleeding are important indications. Prognostic survival models are also used to determine the optimal timing of transplantation. Pretransplant evaluation is designed to assess the patients general health and the condition of the vital organs...
September 2000: Læknablađiđ
Sally Bufton
Educating family members of transplant recipients has long been recognized as an important factor in preparation for organ transplantation. This preparation may help the family come to terms with potential complications, the possibility of extended hospitalization, and the psychological changes that their loved ones might experience. Although education of a spouse or essential others may take place, children of an organ recipient may be unintentionally overlooked in the teaching process. This article describes how an educational booklet for children of adults undergoing liver transplantaion was developed and introduced into a liver transplant unit...
March 2005: Progress in Transplantation
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