5. Management on the Waiting List

  1. James Neuberger DM, FRCP3,
  2. James Ferguson MD, FRCPE4 and
  3. Philip N. Newsome PhD, FRCPE5
  1. Sumeet K. Asrani1 and
  2. Jayant A. Talwalkar2

Published Online: 19 JUL 2013

DOI: 10.1002/9781118675915.ch5

Liver Transplantation: Clinical Assessment and Management

Liver Transplantation: Clinical Assessment and Management

How to Cite

Asrani, S. K. and Talwalkar, J. A. (2013) Management on the Waiting List, in Liver Transplantation: Clinical Assessment and Management (eds J. Neuberger, J. Ferguson and P. N. Newsome), John Wiley & Sons, Ltd, Oxford, UK. doi: 10.1002/9781118675915.ch5

Editor Information

  1. 3

    Associate Medical Director, Organ Donation and Transplantation, NHS Blood and Transplant, Bristol; Honorary Consultant Physician, Queen Elizabeth Hospital, Birmingham, UK

  2. 4

    Consultant Hepatologist, Queen Elizabeth Hospital, Birmingham, UK

  3. 5

    Head of Cell Therapy, Senior Lecturer in Hepatology and Consultant Transplant Hepatologist, Centre for Liver Research and Birmingham NIHR Liver Biomedical Research Unit, Institute of Biomedical Research, The Medical School, University of Birmingham; Queen Elizabeth Hospital, Birmingham, UK

Author Information

  1. 1

    Baylor University Medical Center, Dallas, TX, USA

  2. 2

    Mayo Clinic, Rochester, MN, USA

Publication History

  1. Published Online: 19 JUL 2013

ISBN Information

Print ISBN: 9781118277386

Online ISBN: 9781118675915

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Keywords:

  • ascites;
  • hepatic encephalopathy;
  • hepatorenal syndrome;
  • hyponatraemia;
  • spontaneous bacterial peritonitis;
  • variceal bleeding

Summary

Common complications of liver disease encountered on the waiting list include ascites, hyponatraemia, hepatic encephalopathy, infections, renal failure, variceal bleeding and malnutrition. Immunisations are also important in the care of patients with chronic liver disease. Optimising the management of patients on the waiting list is important in order to comprehensively improve outcomes following liver transplantation.