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Medical problems occurring during the long-term follow-up after liver transplantation

Published inSwiss surgery, vol. 9, no. 5, p. 237-241
Publication date2003
Abstract

Liver transplantation is a standardized therapy for end-stage liver disease. With current immunosuppressive protocols and patient care, ten-year patient survival rate has reached 60%. Several medical complications may develop during this period, including renal dysfunction, hypertension, diabetes mellitus, hyperlipidemia, and metabolic bone disease. The aim of this article is to analyze long-term results of several clinical trials reporting common medical dysfunctions after liver transplantation and to discuss their management.

Keywords
  • Cause of Death
  • Clinical Trials as Topic
  • Follow-Up Studies
  • Humans
  • Liver Failure/mortality/surgery
  • Liver Transplantation/mortality
  • Postoperative Complications/etiology/mortality/therapy
  • Survival Analysis
  • Survivors
  • Switzerland
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DEMIRAG, A et al. Medical problems occurring during the long-term follow-up after liver transplantation. In: Swiss surgery, 2003, vol. 9, n° 5, p. 237–241. doi: 10.1024//1023-9332.9.5.237
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