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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.
Undocumented immigrants have comparable transplant survival rates to U.S. citizens

Undocumented immigrants have comparable transplant survival rates to U.S. citizens

Paracetamol poisoning soars over the past decade in Australia

Paracetamol poisoning soars over the past decade in Australia

Discovery of new liver cell could make liver transplants redundant

Discovery of new liver cell could make liver transplants redundant

Giving antibiotics prior to liver transplant leads to better liver function

Giving antibiotics prior to liver transplant leads to better liver function

Living-donor liver transplant offers advantages over deceased-donor, research finds

Living-donor liver transplant offers advantages over deceased-donor, research finds

Researchers identify genetic mutation that causes fatal response to HAV infection

Researchers identify genetic mutation that causes fatal response to HAV infection

Researchers describe the impact of chronic hepatitis D on parts of the immune system

Researchers describe the impact of chronic hepatitis D on parts of the immune system

New link found between NAFLD and rare pregnancy complication

New link found between NAFLD and rare pregnancy complication

Study finds identical alcohol relapse rates among liver transplant recipients regardless of sobriety period

Study finds identical alcohol relapse rates among liver transplant recipients regardless of sobriety period

Advances in deep brain stimulation for Parkinson’s could lead to treatments for other disorders

Advances in deep brain stimulation for Parkinson’s could lead to treatments for other disorders

Hepatitis C-infected thoracic organs can be safely transplanted, study finds

Hepatitis C-infected thoracic organs can be safely transplanted, study finds

Study uncovers genetic variant associated with liver fibrosis in chronic hepatitis C patients

Study uncovers genetic variant associated with liver fibrosis in chronic hepatitis C patients

Study provides insights on liver injury in men taking body building supplements

Study provides insights on liver injury in men taking body building supplements

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