Graft function and survival depend primarily on host factors in compromised recipient models of orthotopic liver transplantation in the rat.

BACKGROUND Experimental models of liver transplantation use normal recipients, although most patients undergoing liver transplantation suffer from acute or chronic liver failure. This study was designed to analyze the outcome of orthotopic liver transplantation in compromised rat hosts. METHODS Recipient animals were either rats with D-galactosamine… CONTINUE READING