Orthotopic liver transplantation and what to do during follow-up: recommendations for the practitioner

  title={Orthotopic liver transplantation and what to do during follow-up: recommendations for the practitioner},
  author={Daniel Benten and Katharina Staufer and Martina Sterneck},
  journal={Nature Clinical Practice Gastroenterology &Hepatology},
Improvements in surgical technique and the introduction of several new immunosuppressive medications mean that outcome after orthotopic liver transplantation (OLT) has improved continuously over the past 15 years. Given the increasing longevity of patients after OLT, the recognition and prevention of long-term complications after transplantation have become ever more important. With respect to graft function, physicians responsible for the everyday care of patients following transplantation… CONTINUE READING
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