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When a patient presents with end stage liver disease or liver failure he or she may be considered for a liver transplantation. The first step in this is often a rigorous assessment and being placed on a waiting list.
Researchers identify first genetic defect linked to biliary atresia

Researchers identify first genetic defect linked to biliary atresia

Researchers are developing and testing novel gene therapy to cure Crigler-Najjar syndrome

Researchers are developing and testing novel gene therapy to cure Crigler-Najjar syndrome

Large-scale clinical trial begins to study liver transplantation between people with HIV

Large-scale clinical trial begins to study liver transplantation between people with HIV

Use of liver grafts from older donors decreased despite better outcomes in recipients

Use of liver grafts from older donors decreased despite better outcomes in recipients

Standard method for ranking liver transplant waitlists may not prioritize the sickest candidates

Standard method for ranking liver transplant waitlists may not prioritize the sickest candidates

Alcohol-linked disease overtakes hep C as top reason for liver transplant

Alcohol-linked disease overtakes hep C as top reason for liver transplant

Study analyzes vaccine-preventable infections in children who receive solid organ transplants

Study analyzes vaccine-preventable infections in children who receive solid organ transplants

Research suggests possible way to improve survival in African-Americans undergoing liver transplant

Research suggests possible way to improve survival in African-Americans undergoing liver transplant

Viral hepatitis: Liver failure caused by defects in the vascular system

Viral hepatitis: Liver failure caused by defects in the vascular system

Split liver transplants could save children on wait list finds study

Split liver transplants could save children on wait list finds study

Sickest children could benefit from split liver transplants

Sickest children could benefit from split liver transplants

Elevated hormone flags liver disease in mice with serious genomic disorder

Elevated hormone flags liver disease in mice with serious genomic disorder

Playing on fear and fun, hospitals follow pharma in direct-to-consumer advertising

Playing on fear and fun, hospitals follow pharma in direct-to-consumer advertising

Targeted radiation provides treatment option for children with hard-to-treat liver cancer

Targeted radiation provides treatment option for children with hard-to-treat liver cancer

Regenerative medicine scientist receives $1.3 million to study stem cell therapy for liver failure

Regenerative medicine scientist receives $1.3 million to study stem cell therapy for liver failure

Researchers find improvement in liver transplant survival rate among older recipients

Researchers find improvement in liver transplant survival rate among older recipients

Wits doctors transplant liver from HIV positive mother to her child with end-stage liver disease

Wits doctors transplant liver from HIV positive mother to her child with end-stage liver disease

Liver transplant and weight-loss surgery combination offers long-term benefits to obese patients

Liver transplant and weight-loss surgery combination offers long-term benefits to obese patients

Doctor with Guillain Barré syndrome recovers back to normal life

Doctor with Guillain Barré syndrome recovers back to normal life

Surgeons test new device that keeps the liver warm and circulates blood during transport

Surgeons test new device that keeps the liver warm and circulates blood during transport