MARS treatment in posthepatectomy liver failure.

  title={MARS treatment in posthepatectomy liver failure.},
  author={Maarten-Paul van de Kerkhove and Koert Pieter de Jong and Arjen M. Rijken and Anne-Corn{\'e}lie J M de Pont and Thomas Matthijs van Gulik},
  journal={Liver international : official journal of the International Association for the Study of the Liver},
  volume={23 Suppl 3},
Posthepatectomy liver failure (PHLF) is a dramatic complication following extensive liver resection or liver resection in a compromised liver, leading to death in 80% of cases. Molecular Adsorbent Recirculating System (MARS) is able to extract water and protein bound toxins out of the blood in liver failure patients. This paper describes the initial experience in the Netherlands using the MARS liver assist device in five patients with PHLF. In all patients, improvement of biochemical parameters… CONTINUE READING

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