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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.
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

Researchers find experimental compound to treat fibrotic diseases

Researchers find experimental compound to treat fibrotic diseases

Nonalcoholic fatty liver disease costs the U.S. healthcare system $32 billion annually

Nonalcoholic fatty liver disease costs the U.S. healthcare system $32 billion annually

Antidepressant drug appears to effectively stop progression of PBC

Antidepressant drug appears to effectively stop progression of PBC

BIDMC scientists develop new tool to benefit patients with HCV-associated liver failure

BIDMC scientists develop new tool to benefit patients with HCV-associated liver failure

CU research sheds light on liver disease caused by intravenous nutrition

CU research sheds light on liver disease caused by intravenous nutrition

Study: Medical centers more willing to perform lung transplants for severe alcoholic hepatitis patients

Study: Medical centers more willing to perform lung transplants for severe alcoholic hepatitis patients

Scientists discover mechanism behind unusual form of tissue regeneration in the liver

Scientists discover mechanism behind unusual form of tissue regeneration in the liver

Study: Transplanted livers have a protective effect and reduce potential for organ rejection

Study: Transplanted livers have a protective effect and reduce potential for organ rejection

Single FMT enema produces sustained and significant improvements in cognitive function

Single FMT enema produces sustained and significant improvements in cognitive function

Study reports decreasing rates of liver transplantation among HCC patients in the U.S.

Study reports decreasing rates of liver transplantation among HCC patients in the U.S.

Study offers new hope for patients with intrahepatic cholangiocarcinoma

Study offers new hope for patients with intrahepatic cholangiocarcinoma

Text messaging may hold promise in helping ALD liver-transplant patients maintain sobriety

Text messaging may hold promise in helping ALD liver-transplant patients maintain sobriety

Outcomes have improved for alternatives to whole liver transplants in children, study finds

Outcomes have improved for alternatives to whole liver transplants in children, study finds

Moffitt study identifies new drug target that may reduce GVHD risk

Moffitt study identifies new drug target that may reduce GVHD risk

New AASLD guideline focuses on improving diagnosis, treatment of liver cancer and NAFLD

New AASLD guideline focuses on improving diagnosis, treatment of liver cancer and NAFLD

Unique liver function of South American amphibian could pave way for finding a cure to cirrhosis

Unique liver function of South American amphibian could pave way for finding a cure to cirrhosis