2011 NOV 7 -- Fresh data on Hepatic Failure are presented in the report "Detoxification as a treatment goal in hepatic failure." According to the authors of recent research from Vienna, Austria, "Acute liver failure (ALF) is a dramatic clinical syndrome with high mortality because of cerebral oedema (type A hepatic encephalopathy) and multi-organ failure. With intensive care medicine and emergent liver transplantation being the mainstay of treatment, alternatives to transplantation are increasingly needed."
"Ammonia has been recognised as a major toxin in patients with ALF. It can be effectively removed by haemodialysis, haemofiltration and artificial liver...
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