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How Long Will A Transplanted Liver Last
A long time: Potentially a transplanted liver can last decades, a lifetime. Some diseases, such as hepatitis c, can recur with a vengeance. But i often tell patients that if they make it the 1st yr, their bungee cord may break, their parachute may not open, but they won't die of liver disease. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
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
Varies: Liver transplant life expectancy depends on the type of liver disease someone has prior to transplant. Such as, for hepatitis c 5 years life expectancy is around 70%. For other type of liver diseases it is more. Best life expectancy is seen with someone with primary biiliary cirrhosis. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Liver transplant: There is no exact model to predict survival rates; however, there is a 58% chance of surviving 15 years. Failure of the new liver occurs in 10% to 15% of all cases. These percentages are contributed to by many complications such as early graft failure due to preexisting disease of the donated organ. Others include technical flaws during surgery. Hope my answer is of help. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
7 of 10 live >3 yrs: Many factors help determine how long anyone lives, particularly once they have had a liver transplant. Key is following medical advice, taking the anti-rejection drugs and sharing medical information with the txp team. Current survival rates include 9 out of 10 recipients living 1 yr or more. And 7 out of 10 live 3 yrs or more. Lots of recipients live many yrs. ...Read more
Depends: Recovery is based in stages. You will recover from the anesthesia in minutes. Usually you will be out of the hospital in days. You may be back at work in a couple of weeks (depending upon what you do) but it will take 3 to 6 months to stop feeling like you had surgery. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Over 90% at 1 year: Over 90% of kidneys are working at 1 yr. But only half from deceased donors are working at 8-9 years and about half from living donors are working at 11-12 years. There are some sub groups in each category that can be predicted to work a few years more or less than the averages quoted. There are also some important characteristics in the recipients that strongly influence the outcome. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
Varies: It is difficult to give an "average" wait time, because the wait time is dependent on how sick the person is. At this time, there are not enough livers for the number of people needing them. A score (meld score) is commonly used to determine who is most severely ill, and most in need of an urgent transplant. One person's wait time may be much different than another's, based on how sick he/she is. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Averages 6-12 mo: Obtain clearer answer from dr. Who perform tips and transplant surgery. Many other factors can affect survival. ...Read more
Depends on the: Person, the kidney and your immune system. And of course the way it was tranplanted into your body - the mechanics of the blood flow. Kidney rejection is complex and i hope you do not reject your kidney. But... This will be explained by your nephrologist and transplant surgeon. ...Read more
2-4 hours in general: Of course there are many factors that determine the length of any surgery - complexity of the anatomy, previous surgeries, size of the patient, risks of bleeding, to name a few. However, for a first time kidney transplant in a normal sized person, the average time is 2-4 hours from start to finish. There will be extra time to go to sleep at the start, prepare the patient, and to wake up after. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Lots of factors: There is a wide spectrum of patients needing liver transplants. Some are gravely ill, and will pass on if they do not get their transplant within 24-48 hours. Other patients have much less severe conditions and can live productive lives for years while waiting on the transplant list. Ask your doctor what your "meld score" is to give you a better estimate. ...Read more
Depends on meds: Much of the timing for recovery depends on several factors, the degree of muscle loss due to existing liver disease, degree of malnutrition, but also the nature of medications your transplant program uses for immunosuppression. Corticosteroids, rapamycin and everolimus, markedly delay recovery of wound healing and you should be careful in vigorously stressing the incision, lest a hernia develop. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
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
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