Living donor liver transplantation: summary of a conference at The National Institutes of Health.

@article{Shiffman2002LivingDL,
  title={Living donor liver transplantation: summary of a conference at The National Institutes of Health.},
  author={Mitchell L. Shiffman and Robert S Brown and Kim M. Olthoff and Gregory T. Everson and Charles Miller and Mark V. Siegler and Jay H. Hoofnagle},
  journal={Liver transplantation : official publication of the American Association for the Study of Liver Diseases and the International Liver Transplantation Society},
  year={2002},
  volume={8 2},
  pages={174-88}
}
Living donor liver transplantation for adults was developed only recently in an attempt to increase the pool of donor organs; to reduce morbidity and mortality; and to improve the long-term survival of patients in need of liver transplant. Within a few brief years, this procedure has gained widespread support by both the public and transplant community. The procedure will soon be performed by nearly 80% of all liver transplant programs in the United States. Unfortunately, the long-term risks of… CONTINUE READING