Plasma exchange-centered artificial liver support system in hepatitis B virus-related acute-on-chronic liver failure: a nationwide prospective multicenter study in China.

@article{Chen2016PlasmaEA,
  title={Plasma exchange-centered artificial liver support system in hepatitis B virus-related acute-on-chronic liver failure: a nationwide prospective multicenter study in China.},
  author={Jia Jia Chen and Jian Huang and Qian Yang and Xiaowei Xu and Xiao-Li Liu and Shao-rui Hao and Hui-fen Wang and Tao Han and Jing Zhang and Jian-he Gan and Zhi-Liang Gao and Yuming Wang and Shumei Lin and Qing Xie and Chen Pan and Lanjuan Li},
  journal={Hepatobiliary & pancreatic diseases international : HBPD INT},
  year={2016},
  volume={15 3},
  pages={275-81}
}
BACKGROUND Plasma exchange (PE)-centered artificial liver support system reduced the high mortality rate of hepatitis B virus (HBV)-related acute-on-chronic liver failure (ACLF). But the data were diverse in different medical centers. The present prospective nationwide study was to evaluate the effects of PE on patients with HBV-ACLF at different stages. METHODS From December 2009 to December 2011, we evaluated 250 patients at different stages of HBV-ACLF from 10 major medical centers in… CONTINUE READING

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