Abstract

Based on our 7 and one-half-year experience with liver transplantation at the University of Nebraska Medical Center: 1. Success and growth of the program has been, in part, the result of close interaction and support of the various specialists involved. 2. We have demonstrated that outstanding patient and graft survival rates can be obtained with cyclosporine/prednisone immunosuppression. 3. Few, if any, technical contraindications exist to liver transplantation. 4. Surgical advances have allowed allografts to be salvaged which would otherwise require replacement. 5. Routine donor-liver biopsy prior to implantation has reduced the rate of primary nonfunction. 6. New strategies to improve survival for patients with hepatitis-B-related liver disease and hepatic malignancies undergoing liver transplantation need to be developed. 7. The management of patients with fulminant hepatic failure is evolving and now includes innovative approaches such as the use of ECLS and auxiliary transplants.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)167-177
Number of pages11
JournalClinical transplants
StatePublished - 1992

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Medicine(all)

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