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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.
Virus from rodents kills three transplant recipients

Virus from rodents kills three transplant recipients

Survival rates higher for children receiving living donor liver transplant

Survival rates higher for children receiving living donor liver transplant

Monitoring program has successfully identified a large number of previously unknown, serious and often-fatal drug reactions

Monitoring program has successfully identified a large number of previously unknown, serious and often-fatal drug reactions

Patient with rare liver condition second ever to survive liver transplant after pregnancy

Patient with rare liver condition second ever to survive liver transplant after pregnancy

High levels of immunosuppressant may lead to tumor recurrence

High levels of immunosuppressant may lead to tumor recurrence

Why different tissues in the human body vary in their susceptibility to "amyloid" diseases

Why different tissues in the human body vary in their susceptibility to "amyloid" diseases

New trial for treatment of liver disease

New trial for treatment of liver disease

New drug to treat chronic hepatitis B

New drug to treat chronic hepatitis B

Hope of new treatments for liver damage

Hope of new treatments for liver damage

Three risk factors have the greatest impact on patient and graft survival rates for liver transplantation

Three risk factors have the greatest impact on patient and graft survival rates for liver transplantation

Donor age has no affect on long-term liver transplant survival

Donor age has no affect on long-term liver transplant survival

Alcohol relapse adversely affects liver transplant survival

Alcohol relapse adversely affects liver transplant survival

New study to evaluate Pegasys and Copegus to treat hepatitis C in liver transplant patients

New study to evaluate Pegasys and Copegus to treat hepatitis C in liver transplant patients

Large hole in boy's liver repaired using innovative catheterization procedure

Large hole in boy's liver repaired using innovative catheterization procedure

New therapeutic targets in liver diseases

New therapeutic targets in liver diseases

Pfizer acquires Idun Pharmaceuticals

Pfizer acquires Idun Pharmaceuticals

Green tea protects livers

Green tea protects livers

Biochemical marker aids prognosis in liver transplant patients

Biochemical marker aids prognosis in liver transplant patients

Severity of liver disease not a reliable indicator of quality of life

Severity of liver disease not a reliable indicator of quality of life

New hope for millions of patients suffering from liver damage (cirrhosis)

New hope for millions of patients suffering from liver damage (cirrhosis)