Orthotopic liver transplantation in critically ill cirrhotic patients with multi-organ failure: a single-center experience.

@article{Umgelter2011OrthotopicLT,
  title={Orthotopic liver transplantation in critically ill cirrhotic patients with multi-organ failure: a single-center experience.},
  author={Andreas Umgelter and Kim Lange and Arno Kornberg and Peter Buechler and Helmut Friess and Roland M Schmid},
  journal={Transplantation proceedings},
  year={2011},
  volume={43 10},
  pages={3762-8}
}
Due to the lack of donor organs for orthotopic liver transplantation (OLT) in Germany, a larger proportion of patients advance to multi-organ failure (MOF) before OLT. Twenty-three patients on the waiting list for OLT were admitted to our intensive care unit (ICU) from January 2007 until September 2009. They consisted of 16 men and 7 women of median (25th-75th percentile) age of 60 years (54-65). Acute Physiology and Chronic Health Evaluation (APACHE II) score upon ICU admission was 26 (19-34… CONTINUE READING

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