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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.
Higher incidence of rejection following early steroid withdrawal

Higher incidence of rejection following early steroid withdrawal

Peripheral neuropathy in a patient with alcoholic cirrhosis is reversible

Peripheral neuropathy in a patient with alcoholic cirrhosis is reversible

New approaches for the treatment of chronic hepatitis C

New approaches for the treatment of chronic hepatitis C

New combination of drugs results in fewer incidences of rejection in liver transplant patients

New combination of drugs results in fewer incidences of rejection in liver transplant patients

Research to halt the progress of chronic liver disease

Research to halt the progress of chronic liver disease

Severe hepatitis C recurrence is more common in transplants from living donors

Severe hepatitis C recurrence is more common in transplants from living donors

Long-term outcomes for liver transplantation due to hepatitis C

Long-term outcomes for liver transplantation due to hepatitis C

Researchers have identified multiple changes in the gene-expression patterns of cells involved with tumor progression in liver cancer patients

Researchers have identified multiple changes in the gene-expression patterns of cells involved with tumor progression in liver cancer patients

Liver transplantation outcomes have significantly improved for patients with hepatitis B

Liver transplantation outcomes have significantly improved for patients with hepatitis B

Significant advance in the understanding of the hepatitis C virus (HCV)

Significant advance in the understanding of the hepatitis C virus (HCV)

Blacks receive transplants at disproportionately low rates

Blacks receive transplants at disproportionately low rates

New study to determine the effectiveness of a new pediatric screening method for Wilson's disease

New study to determine the effectiveness of a new pediatric screening method for Wilson's disease

New study challenges current thinking about varied response to hepatitis C treatment in different racial groups

New study challenges current thinking about varied response to hepatitis C treatment in different racial groups

Anemia is a major determinant of fatigue in patients with cirrhosis

Anemia is a major determinant of fatigue in patients with cirrhosis

Research shows that treatment with nitric oxide after storage may dramatically improve the viability of transplanted livers

Research shows that treatment with nitric oxide after storage may dramatically improve the viability of transplanted livers

Regional review boards improve liver transplant allocation

Regional review boards improve liver transplant allocation

Largest study comparing leading hepatitis C treatments

Largest study comparing leading hepatitis C treatments

Shubao slimming capsules contain illegal Fenfluramine and Nitrosofenfluramine

Shubao slimming capsules contain illegal Fenfluramine and Nitrosofenfluramine

Schering-Plough submits Japanese application for hepatitis C drug

Schering-Plough submits Japanese application for hepatitis C drug

Study suggests that donor livers are not always distributed according to a patient's need

Study suggests that donor livers are not always distributed according to a patient's need