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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.
Validation of cardiovascular risk scores in a liver transplant population

Validation of cardiovascular risk scores in a liver transplant population

Liver transplantation from non-heart beating donors

Liver transplantation from non-heart beating donors

Hepatitis C recurs rapidly after liver transplant

Hepatitis C recurs rapidly after liver transplant

French defend drug after patients develop liver problems

French defend drug after patients develop liver problems

Cyclosporine suppresses hepatitis C virus and increases the chance of a sustained virological response after liver transplantation

Cyclosporine suppresses hepatitis C virus and increases the chance of a sustained virological response after liver transplantation

Liver transplants may not be suitable for all cystic fibrosis patients

Liver transplants may not be suitable for all cystic fibrosis patients

Hospital liver transplant program suspended after 32 die waiting

Hospital liver transplant program suspended after 32 die waiting

Public health service to fund live liver transplants

Public health service to fund live liver transplants

HIV-positive patients have shorter survival periods while awaiting liver transplants

HIV-positive patients have shorter survival periods while awaiting liver transplants

Liver services in the United Kingdom need better funding and better staffing

Liver services in the United Kingdom need better funding and better staffing

20 percent of people with chronic hepatitis C who receive a liver transplant will develop advanced cirrhosis

20 percent of people with chronic hepatitis C who receive a liver transplant will develop advanced cirrhosis

Discovery of mechanisms causing portal hypertension

Discovery of mechanisms causing portal hypertension

Potential biomarker that could be used to predict who might develop hepatic fibrosis

Potential biomarker that could be used to predict who might develop hepatic fibrosis

Treatment of Nonalcoholic Fatty Liver Disease (NAFLD) in children

Treatment of Nonalcoholic Fatty Liver Disease (NAFLD) in children

Scintigraphy scan may help clinicians properly diagnose and then treat two forms of cardiac amyloidosis

Scintigraphy scan may help clinicians properly diagnose and then treat two forms of cardiac amyloidosis

Combining radiation, chemotherapy and liver transplantation increases survival in bile duct cancer patients

Combining radiation, chemotherapy and liver transplantation increases survival in bile duct cancer patients

Elevated blood lactate levels may indicate poor prognosis in liver failure

Elevated blood lactate levels may indicate poor prognosis in liver failure

Patients with primary biliary cirrhosis who are treated with methotrexate have an increased risk of death

Patients with primary biliary cirrhosis who are treated with methotrexate have an increased risk of death

Unexpected baby joy for transplant patient

Unexpected baby joy for transplant patient

Alendronate combined with calcium and vitamin D almost completely prevented further bone loss in the first 4 months afte liver transplant

Alendronate combined with calcium and vitamin D almost completely prevented further bone loss in the first 4 months afte liver transplant