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North Central Florida Advanced Practice Nurses

Long-term Management of the Liver Transplant Patient: Recommendations for the Primary Care Doctor

Posted over 5 years ago by Mary S. Johnson

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Liver transplantation (LT) outcomes have evolved dramatically since the development of the surgical procedure in the 1960s. Today, the 1-year expected survival rate is over 85% and LT has become the treatment of choice for chronic liver failure, acute liver failure and selected patients with early stage unresectable liver cancer. With increasing numbers of long-term survivors, primary care physicians (PCPs) are seeing larger numbers of solid organ recipients in their practice. Download the attachment above to continue reading.