Pretransplant severe hepatic encephalopathy, peritransplant sodium and post-liver transplantation morbidity and mortality.

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BACKGROUND Hepatic encephalopathy (HE) does not enhance the prediction of model of end-stage liver disease (MELD) wait-list mortality, but its influence on post-liver transplantation (LT) morbidity and mortality is largely unknown. AIMS To examine the association between severe pre-LT HE and peri-LT serum sodium levels as well as post-LT length of stay… (More)
DOI: 10.1111/j.1478-3231.2011.02618.x

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