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Liver transplantation and neurological side effects.

Research paper by Fuat H FH Saner, Silvio S Nadalin, Arnold A Radtke, Georgios C GC Sotiropoulos, Gernot M GM Kaiser, Andreas A Paul

Indexed on: 14 Jan '09Published on: 14 Jan '09Published in: Metabolic Brain Disease



Abstract

Advances in liver transplantation (LT), particularly in immunosuppression and intensive care treatment have had increased the number of long-term survivors following liver transplantation. In order of more long-term survivors, reports about neurological complication following liver transplantation are increasing. Neurological complications are not uncommon in liver transplant recipients, which contribute to a longer ICU- and in-hospital stay. Every effort should be focused on early detection to prevent the patient from this life-threatening event, which is often associated with poor life quality.