Chapter 18. Liver Transplantation

  1. Suzanne Sargent MSc, PGC (TLHE), BSc (Hons), RGN Lecturer Practitioner
  1. Wendy Littlejohn RGN Transplant Service Manager2 and
  2. Joanna Routledge RGN1

Published Online: 14 DEC 2009

DOI: 10.1002/9781444322682.ch18

Liver Diseases: An essential guide for nurses and health care professionals

Liver Diseases: An essential guide for nurses and health care professionals

How to Cite

Littlejohn, W. and Routledge, J. (2009) Liver Transplantation, in Liver Diseases: An essential guide for nurses and health care professionals (ed S. Sargent), Wiley-Blackwell, Oxford, UK. doi: 10.1002/9781444322682.ch18

Editor Information

  1. Institute of Liver Studies, Kings College Hospital NHS Foundation Trust, London, UK

Author Information

  1. 1

    Transplant Coordinator, Institute of Liver Studies, Kings College Hospital NHS Foundation Trust, London, UK

  2. 2

    Institute of Liver Studies, Kings College Hospital NHS Foundation Trust, London, UK

Publication History

  1. Published Online: 14 DEC 2009
  2. Published Print: 22 MAY 2009

ISBN Information

Print ISBN: 9781405163064

Online ISBN: 9781444322682

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Keywords:

  • Selection committee/minimal listing criteria;
  • United Kingdom Transplant (UKT);
  • cytomegalovirus (CMV), Epstein-Barr virus (EBV);
  • Calcineurin inhibitors (CNI);
  • Acute cellular rejection (ACR);
  • Discharge planning and patient information;
  • Quality of life following liver transplantation;
  • health-related quality of life (HRQoL);
  • Long-term management in the liver recipient;
  • Post-transplant lymphoproliferative disorder (PTLD)

Summary

This chapter contains sections titled:

  • Introduction

  • Indications for liver transplantation

  • Pretransplant assessment

  • Pretransplant education

  • Consent

  • Waiting list management

  • Allocation of organs

  • Liver transplant surgery

  • Immunosuppressive therapy

  • Graft rejection

  • Discharge planning and patient information

  • Quality of life following liver transplantation

  • Long-term management in the liver recipient

  • Chapter summary

  • Illustrative case study