Reversal of fulminant hepatic failure using an extracorporeal liver assist device.

@article{Sussman1992ReversalOF,
  title={Reversal of fulminant hepatic failure using an extracorporeal liver assist device.},
  author={Norman L Sussman and Mei Chong and T Koussayer and D E He and T A Shang and H H Whisennand and James H. Kelly},
  journal={Hepatology},
  year={1992},
  volume={16 1},
  pages={60-5}
}
Liver transplantation is currently the only effective therapy for patients with fulminant hepatic failure. The availability of an artificial liver could bridge these patients through the relatively brief crisis period and allow their own livers to regenerate, providing a more favorable outcome and sparing the trauma and expense of transplant. We have… CONTINUE READING