Experimental evaluation of a cell module for hybrid liver support.

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Aim of the study was to evaluate a hybrid liver support system in a porcine model of acute liver failure, after hepatectomy. Pigs with a body weight of 70+/-18 kg underwent total hepatectomy and porto-cavo-caval shunting as well as ligation of the bile duct and the hepatic artery. Control animals were connected to the system (including capillary membrane… (More)

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