Liver transplantation for acute liver failure: a Spanish perspective.

  title={Liver transplantation for acute liver failure: a Spanish perspective.},
  author={Antoni Gelabert Mas and {\`A}ngels Escorsell and Juli{\'a}n M. Fern{\'a}ndez},
  journal={Transplantation proceedings},
  volume={42 2},
The Spanish characteristics of organ donation (high accessibility to a transplant) and the different proportion in the etiologies of acute liver failure (ALF), namely, the very low incidence of paracetamol overdose causing this syndrome in contrast with other Western countries, are the causes of some specific features of emergency liver transplantation for ALF. The most relevant are the short time between the need for a graft and effective urgent liver transplant, and the high proportion of… CONTINUE READING

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