Published in Hepatitis Weekly, June 24th, 2002
The need for liver transplantation often arises as a result of liver injury caused by liver toxins or viral hepatitis. Serum cholesterol values can be used to ascertain lipid metabolism. Since the liver is an organ involved in lipid metabolism, medical researchers in Japan at Tokyo Women's Medical University have investigated the efficacy of cholesterol values for determining liver graft status in the recipients of donated liver segments from living related donors.
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