Living-related liver transplantation for patients with fulminant and subfulminant hepatic failure.

@article{Miwa1999LivingrelatedLT,
  title={Living-related liver transplantation for patients with fulminant and subfulminant hepatic failure.},
  author={Shiro Miwa and Yasuhiko Hashikura and Atsuyoshi Mita and Toru Kubota and Hisanao Chisuwa and Yuichi Nakazawa and Toshihiko Ikegami and Masaru Terada and Shouhei Miyagawa and Seiji Kawasaki},
  journal={Hepatology},
  year={1999},
  volume={30 6},
  pages={1521-6}
}
The prognosis for patients with fulminant (FHF) or subfulminant hepatic failure (SFHF) has improved since the introduction of liver transplantation. However, the death rate of patients awaiting liver transplantation is high, possibly because of the difficulty in obtaining grafts in a timely manner, given the relative shortage of cadaveric donors. Between June 1990 and June 1999, 106 patients underwent living-related liver transplantation (LRLT) at Shinshu University Hospital. Among them, 8… CONTINUE READING

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