Postoperative Care of the Liver-Transplant Patient

  title={Postoperative Care of the Liver-Transplant Patient},
  author={Philip Andrew Berry and Hector Vilca Melendez and Julia A. Wendon},
Liver transplantation (LT) is performed to improve life expectancy and quality of life in patients with advanced chronic liver disease (CLD), and to save life in the context of acute liver failure (ALF). These two groups of patients differ significantly in terms of mean age, prior comorbidity, and degree of extra-hepatic organ dysfunction, requiring substantially different approaches to supportive care. Common aspects of care are those directed at the transplanted organ itself, with regard to… CONTINUE READING