Posts Tagged ‘surgery’

Transplant: Encyclopedia of Surgery: A Guide for Patients and Caregivers

A Guide for Patients and Caregivers Definition Liver transplantation is a surgery that removes a diseased liver and replaces it with a healthy donor liver. Purpose A liver transplant is needed when the liver’s function is reduced to the point that the life of the patient is threatened. Demographics Compared to whites, those with African-American,…

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Surgical Risk for Patients With Liver Disease

Surgical Risk May 2009 The number of patients with cirrhosis who require surgery is on the rise. Despite advances in antiviral therapeutics, the prevalence of cirrhosis secondary to hepatitis C continues to increase, as does the prevalence of cirrhosis due to chronic alcoholic liver disease. Additionally, nonalcoholic fatty liver disease (NAFLD) and nonalcoholic steatohepatitis (NASH)…

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