Liver transplantation: current status and novel approaches to liver replacement.

@article{Keeffe2001LiverTC,
  title={Liver transplantation: current status and novel approaches to liver replacement.},
  author={Emmet B. Keeffe},
  journal={Gastroenterology},
  year={2001},
  volume={120 3},
  pages={749-62}
}
The major challenge currently facing liver transplantation is the performance of a greater number of liver transplants, which has been fueled by the large and growing disparity between the increasing number of qualified patients listed for transplantation and the relatively static number of available cadaver donor organs. In the past 2 years, approximately 4500 liver transplants have been performed annually, with 1-year survival rates in the 85%-90% range, while the waiting list has expanded as… CONTINUE READING