Artificial liver support devices as treatment option for liver failure.

  title={Artificial liver support devices as treatment option for liver failure.},
  author={Frederik Nevens and Wim Laleman},
  journal={Best practice & research. Clinical gastroenterology},
  volume={26 1},
Non-biological artificial liver support (ALS) devices aim to remove albumin-bound and water-soluble toxins arising as a result of liver failure. They do not directly improve the liver synthetic capacity. The currently most used devices combine haemodialysis with albumin dialysis (MARS) or plasma separation and filtration (Prometheus). These devices have been used as a treatment for different types of liver failure: acute liver failure, acute-on-chronic liver failure and primary non- or poor… CONTINUE READING


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