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Liver transplant success rate . Alternate for liver to avoid transplantion?

Liver transplant success rate . Alternate for liver to avoid transplantion?

No alternate. :(: When a liver is diseased enough to require transplantation nothing else will prolong the long-term life. The success rate depends on how sick the patient is, what the quality of the organ is and how the transplant goes. Overall survival rate is 80 -85% in the first year. ...Read more

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Dr. Abraham Jaskiel
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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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Do liver transplant patients livelong?

Do  liver transplant patients livelong?

They can: After the first year they do well. Much longer than w liver disease. ...Read more

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Do liver transplants require an entire liver?

Do liver transplants require an entire liver?

Not necessarily. : Not necessarily. Generally, a whole liver is transplanted, but it's possible to transplant a portion of liver. For example, if the recipient is small-sized an entire liver may be too big. Also, if the liver donor is alive, clearly only a portion of liver can be taken (usually about half). ...Read more

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Do HIV drug regiments cause liver and/or kidney damage?

Do HIV drug regiments cause liver and/or kidney damage?

HIV med/liver damage: Yes; different regimens/medications carry different risks/side effects, but in general there is an association with these classes of medications and liver/renal dysfunction. They should be taken only as directed and their use should be monitored with the ppropriate lab tests recommended. ...Read more

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Can babies receive liver transplants?

Can babies receive liver transplants?

Yes: Even very small babies can undergo liver transplantion, though success rates increase for infants who weigh more than 10 kg. ...Read more

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Does marijuana harm the liver, I have stage 4 liver disease?

Does marijuana harm the liver, I have stage 4 liver disease?

Not a good idea: Marijuana is metabolized by the liver, so it will put a stress on the liver. If you have liver disease, it's a good idea not to put unnecessary stress on your liver function. It's important to think about what marijuana does for you - does it help with nausea? Sleep? Appetite? Anxiety? If so, you might seek a psychiatric or medical consultation to find other means of symptoms control & comfort. ...Read more

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Will someone with alcohol dependency be refused a liver transplant?

Will someone with alcohol dependency be refused a liver transplant?

Sobriety required: I agree with previous answers. If still dependant, will not be considered until alcohol free for at least 6 months minimum. Each center has their own criteria for consideration for listing for transplantation. ...Read more

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Will smoking weed kill your liver is have chronic hepatitis c?

Will smoking weed kill your liver is have chronic hepatitis c?

Doubtful: although it can cause many respiratory, neurologic and hormonal problems like lung damage, decreased IQ with prolonged use and decreased testosterone level but I know of no liver problems per se ...Read more

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Can a liver transplant affect fertility?

Can a liver transplant affect fertility?

No but the drugs can: You shouldn't conceive if you're a woman for the first year or so. I ask men to do the same, although the risk is probably lower. ...Read more

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How effective is liver transplantation for treating hepatitis C?

How effective is liver transplantation for treating hepatitis C?

Very effective: The liver transplants are for end stage liver disease...not to treat the hepatitis C.....there is good treatment for hepatitis C now.....however, if failed, transplants are done....and along with treatments....very good results are avhieved ...Read more

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Dad age 58, he is non-alcoholic.Have mild liver cirrhosis & 40% liver working fine.any chance if balance liver will remain stable always.whats future?

Dad age 58, he is non-alcoholic.Have mild liver cirrhosis & 40% liver working fine.any chance if balance liver will remain stable always.whats future?

Cirrhosis: This question cannot be answered without knowing the cause of your Dad's hepatic dysfunction. If the damage to his liver was due to an ongoing process it may become progressively more severe. He should be evaluated and be sure he does not have a chronic hepatitis which is treatable and potentially curable. Best wishes and good luck. ...Read more

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Why do methotrexate pills harm the liver?

Mechanisim of med: Methotrexate pills are broken down in the liver and effect several liver enzymes. You can get the specific details in Kelly's textbook of Rheumatology or a pharmacology text. This effect is multiplied by alcohol which should be avoided when you take methotrexate. ...Read more

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How unsafe is it for bone marrow transplant patients to smoke marajuana?

How unsafe is it for bone marrow transplant patients to smoke marajuana?

BMT smoker: I do not think pot smoking can affect bmt patient if tobacco is not much used. On the other hand, i would not use marijuana for anything. ...Read more

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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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Can there be some permanent treatmemt for liver chirrosis apart from liver transplantation ?

Can there be some permanent treatmemt for liver chirrosis apart from liver transplantation ?

Maybe in future?: Cirrhosis of the liver is the end result of damage to the cells of the liver. When healthy cells die, scar tissue is formed in their place. Cirrhosis becomes clinically evident when the amount of liver damage surpasses the liver's ability to repair itself and regenerate new liver cells. There is no supportive or replacement therapy yet available. Researchers are interested in finding a solution ...Read more

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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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Dr. Michael Kleerekoper
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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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Transplantation (Definition)

Transplantation is the process of transplanting organs from a donor to a recipient and includes surgery ...Read more