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How does liver transplantation work?

How does liver transplantation work?

Multiple steps: First you get evaluated by a transplant center. Then you can have a living donor transplant or a deceased donor transplant. Living donors can be scheduled but for a deceased donor you must wait your turn for a matching donor. Your old liver is removed and the donor liver, either a full liver from a deceased donor or a partial liver from a living donor is attached to your blood vessels and... ...Read more

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Dr. James Chapman
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Transplant (Definition)

In medicine: a transfer from one body or body part to another of an organ (liver, heart, lung, kidney, pancreas bowel) or tissue (hand, face, hair). The immune system fights foreign invaders (like infections) so it will reject transplants from other people (allotransplants) because they look like infections. So transplants usually require drugs to ...Read more


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How can a liver transplantation work?

How can a liver transplantation work?

Replace sick liver: The concept of transplantation of any organ is quite simple - replace the failing organ with a normally functioning organ. In the case of liver transplantation, you simply remove the diseased liver and replace it with a healthy liver from an organ donor. The new liver takes the place of the diseased liver (orthotopic) and starts functioning as soon as blood flow is restored. Sewn into place. ...Read more

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What is the prognosis after a liver transplant?

What is the prognosis after a liver transplant?

Usually excellent: Liver transplantation should only be performed for those expected to survive at least 3 years, one of the us government's key outcome measures for transplant programs. Two categories of liver disease are generally linked to a worse prognosis because they can recur (come back) - cancer and hepatitis. Other patients should do well provided they take their medications and follow good health habits. ...Read more

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How would you get an emergency liver transplant?

How would you get an emergency liver transplant?

Be the sickest.: Emergent livers are allocated to those with an expected life span of <7 d such as those with acute liver toxicity. Urgent donation is available for those very ill patients on life support. A patial liver from a live donor can be used in an urgent or emergent situation though this is controversial. ...Read more

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I have ginocomastia due to liver transplant help.

Medications: If you had a liver transplant and part of the treatment post operatively was the drug cyclosporine, then
Cyclosporine (csa)-related gynecomastia 6 and 10 months after transplantation is common.
Switch to tacrolimus, it does not cause the reduced testosterone, increased prolactinand lh hormone associated with cyclosporine.
This will result in resolution of your gynecomastia. ...Read more

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Please tell me what happens after liver transplant?

Please tell me what happens after liver transplant?

Will be cured: From the disease, that required liver transplant. Liver is the main (only) source of blood proteins, detoxifies and eliminates certain chemicals, has vital roll in bilirubin ; bile salt metabolism etc. Only organ one can donate, part of it, and save a life, thousands are on waiting list ...Read more

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What can cause a person to need a liver transplant?

What can cause a person to need a liver transplant?

Liver failure: Liver transplantation is for irreversible liver failure, most frequently for cirrhosis (when the liver is scarred beyond regeneration) or for fulminant liver failure (example: Acetaminophen overdose). ...Read more

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What complications are there with liver transplantation?

What complications are there with liver transplantation?

Varies: Most patients thrive and do well after liver transplant. However, surgical complications, recurrence of the disease in the new liver (depends on reason for transplant), rejection of the liver- which generally can be treated easily by medications, anti rejection medication related side effects and infections etc. Although these complications occur majority of patients have a better quality of life. ...Read more

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What is the definition or description of: liver transplant?

What is the definition or description of: liver transplant?

Liver Transplant: A liver transplant is a surgical procedure that has both a donor and a recipient. The donor has part (if living) or the entire liver removed, and this is transplanted to the recipient.

Liver transplantation is a life saving procedure and is performed when the recipient's liver is failing, or has developed a localized cancer that cannot be removed with partial liver resection.. ...Read more

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What happens if a person drinks after a liver transplant is approved?

Buzzzzzz!!: You are in time out for a period of time, usually between 3-6 months...But you may get a red card and be out altogether. It is decided in a multidisciplinary committee. ...Read more

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What happens to donor after liver transplant?

What happens to donor after liver transplant?

Depends: Deceased donors are buried or cremated. Living liver donors go on, and a significant amount of removed liver will regenerate from the remaining liver. ...Read more

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What are rejection medications for a liver transplant?

What are rejection medications for a liver transplant?

Immunosuppressive: Medications used to prevent your body from rejecting the transplanted organ. Usually in the class of calcineurin inhibitors, anti metabolizes and steroids. ...Read more

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Do I have to move my cats if my dad is having a liver transplant?

Litter box far away: We worry about the infection toxoplasmosis with cats. This is transmitted by "oocysts" in their stool. So, please keep your cats indoors (to decrease risk of new infection picked up outdoors), keep them away from food surfaces, and wash hands carefully before food preparation. Your dad should not clean the litter box. This info is supported by the cdc (centers for disease control + prevention). ...Read more

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What is the type of tubing is used in a liver transplant bypass?

What is the type of tubing is used in a liver transplant bypass?

Inert vascular tubes: A type of sterile, inert, plastic tubing is used for veno-venous bypass. There are a number of suppliers that produce medical grade vascular tubing. ...Read more

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What is a living-donor liver transplantation?

What is a living-donor liver transplantation?

Using part of liver: Similar to removal of a portion of the liver because it contains a tumor or other type of disease, living donor liver transplantation depends on the use of a portion of the donor's liver. The donor is left with enough liver to remain healthy. The recipient gets the part that is removed. ...Read more

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Dr. Hirenkumar Italia
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Liver (Definition)

This organ plays a major role in metabolism and has a number of functions in the body, including glycogen storage, decomposition of red blood cells, plasma protein synthesis, hormone production, and detoxification. It lies below the diaphragm in the abdominal-pelvic region of the abdomen. It produces bile, an alkaline compound which aids in digestion via the emulsification of ...Read more


Dr. Amy Friedman
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Liver Transplant (Definition)

A liver transplant is a surgical procedure that has both a donor and a recipient. The donor has part (if living) or the entire liver removed, and this is transplanted to the recipient. Liver transplantation is a life saving procedure and is performed when the recipient's liver is failing, or has developed a localized cancer that cannot be removed ...Read more