Published in Hepatitis Weekly, April 11th, 2005
"The accumulation of albumin-bound toxins in liver failure is believed to be responsible for the development of associated end-organ dysfunctions (kidney, circulation, brain)," hepatologists in England explained. "Albumin dialysis utilizes the scavenging functions of albumin for the removal of toxins."
"The Molecular Adsorbents Recirculating System (MARS) is one such extracorporeal liver support device where blood is dialyzed across an albumin-impregnated membrane against 20% albumin," added S. Sen and colleagues at University College London. "Charcoal and anion exchange...
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