Powdered sorbent liver dialysis and pheresis in treatment of hepatic failure.

  • Stephen Ash
  • Published 2001 in
    Therapeutic apheresis : official journal of the…


The Liver Dialysis Unit (the Unit) is a liver-assist device that employs hemodiabsorption (dialysis of blood against powdered sorbents) to selectively remove numerous small molecular weight toxins of hepatic failure. The Unit has been cleared by the Food and Drug Administration and is indicated and marketed for treatment of acute hepatic encephalopathy (AHE… (More)