Published in Blood Weekly, December 28th, 1998
The woman suffered a rare adverse reaction to a prescription drug causing liver failure requiring a transplant, said Dr. John Rabkin, Oregon Health Sciences University (OHSU).
"As a treatment for patients with livers that fail, we only have transplants," Rabkin said. The OHSU program is the only transplant program in the Northwest to offer treatment using pig livers to perform dialysis, he said.
Kidney dialysis, which...
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