Perspectives on liver failure: past and future.

  title={Perspectives on liver failure: past and future.},
  author={Stephen Mark Riordan and Roger Williams},
  journal={Seminars in liver disease},
  volume={28 2},
Acute liver failure (ALF) remains a potentially devastating syndrome with a high mortality rate. Much interest continues to center upon the possibility of providing effective liver support through various artificial and bioartificial extracorporeal devices. The development of purpose-designed intensive care units for the treatment of ALF allowed a better understanding of the clinical syndrome and its best management, through the ability to conduct detailed clinical observation and clinical… CONTINUE READING