Liver transplantation in a critically ill patient

Katherine Jacobson, Andrew Cameron, Alison C. Essary

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Abstract

The United Network for Organ Sharing recently changed its policies for liver allocation to give patients with severe hepatic failure priority due to their greater risk of morbidity and mortality. This case illustrates the benefit of transplant in critically ill patients.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)38-41
Number of pages4
JournalJournal of the American Academy of Physician Assistants
Volume27
Issue number6
DOIs
StatePublished - Jun 2014

Keywords

  • Critical illness
  • Hepatorenal syndrome
  • Liver failure
  • Liver transplant
  • MELD score
  • Simultaneous liver-kidney transplant

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Nurse Assisting

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