Anticoagulation minimization is safe and effective in albumin liver dialysis using the molecular adsorbent recirculating system.

@article{Tan2007AnticoagulationMI,
  title={Anticoagulation minimization is safe and effective in albumin liver dialysis using the molecular adsorbent recirculating system.},
  author={Han Khim Tan and Wen Shin Yang and Pierce K. H. Chow and Hock Foong Lui and Hui Lin Lina Choong and Kok Wong},
  journal={Artificial organs},
  year={2007},
  volume={31 3},
  pages={193-9}
}
The molecular adsorbent recirculating system (MARS) is a blood purification device with renal and hepatic dialytic effects. This study examined the use of low-dose unfractionated heparin in MARS. This was a prospective, observational study of 15 MARS treatment sessions (mean duration per treatment cycle = 12.2 +/- 4.5 h) in four patients with severe acute decompensation of chronic liver disease (n = 3) and fulminant hepatic failure (n = 1) treated with intermittent MARS. All patients were… CONTINUE READING