42. Liver Transplantation: Prevention and Treatment of Rejection

  1. John WD McDonald Professor of Medicine1,
  2. Andrew K Burroughs Professor of Hepatology Consultant Physician/Hepatologist2,
  3. Brian G Feagan Professor of Medicine1 and
  4. M Brian Fennerty Professor of Medicine3
  1. Maria Pleguezuelo,
  2. Giacomo Germani and
  3. Andrew K Burroughs Professor of Hepatology Consultant Physician/Hepatologist

Published Online: 22 JUL 2010

DOI: 10.1002/9781444314403.ch42

Evidence-Based Gastroenterology and Hepatology, Third Edition

Evidence-Based Gastroenterology and Hepatology, Third Edition

How to Cite

Pleguezuelo, M., Germani, G. and Burroughs, A. K. (2010) Liver Transplantation: Prevention and Treatment of Rejection, in Evidence-Based Gastroenterology and Hepatology, Third Edition (eds J. W. McDonald, A. K. Burroughs, B. G. Feagan and M. B. Fennerty), Wiley-Blackwell, Oxford, UK. doi: 10.1002/9781444314403.ch42

Editor Information

  1. 1

    Robarts Clinical Trials, Robarts Research Unit, University of Western Ontario, London, Ontario, Canada

  2. 2

    The Royal Free Sheila Sherlock Liver Centre, Royal Free Hospital, and University College London, London, UK

  3. 3

    Oregon Health and Science University, Division of Gastroenterology and Hepatology, Portland, Oregon, USA

Author Information

  1. The Royal Free Sheila Sherlock Liver Centre, Royal Free Hospital, and University College London, London, UK

Publication History

  1. Published Online: 22 JUL 2010
  2. Published Print: 10 SEP 2010

ISBN Information

Print ISBN: 9781405181938

Online ISBN: 9781444314403

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Keywords:

  • Acute allograft rejection;
  • Immunosuppression in liver transplant recipients;
  • Chronic ductopenic rejection;
  • Liver transplantation: Prevention and treatment of rejection;
  • Histopathological features;
  • Clinical and laboratory findings;
  • intercellular adhesion molecule (ICAM)-1;
  • Rejection Activity Index (RAI);
  • Role of liver biopsy and indication for treatment;
  • Prediction of acute rejection

Summary

This chapter contains sections titled:

  • Introduction

  • Acute allograft rejection

  • Immunosuppression in liver transplant recipients

  • Chronic ductopenic rejection

  • Acknowledgements

  • References