Published in Hepatitis Weekly, February 28th, 2005
"This study assessed the usefulness of artificial liver support (ALS) for pretransplant patients with fulminant hepatic failure (FHF). Five patients (age 14 to 52 years, 3 men and 2 women) with FHF who were being prepared for living donor liver transplantation (LDLTx) were enrolled in this study.
"ALS included plasma exchange, using 40 to 50 units of fresh frozen plasma per session, and high-flow hemodiafiltration, using a high-performance polysulfone membrane. Variables such as circulatory and respiratory function, coma grade, and neurological...
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