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Trekking new ground: Overcoming medical and social impediments for extended criteria liver transplant recipients†
Article first published online: 26 OCT 2012
Copyright © 2012 American Association for the Study of Liver Diseases
Supplement: Reaching the Summit: Challenges and Obstacles in Liver Transplantation
Volume 18, Issue Supplement S2, pages S39–S46, November 2012
How to Cite
McCaughan, G. W. (2012), Trekking new ground: Overcoming medical and social impediments for extended criteria liver transplant recipients. Liver Transpl, 18: S39–S46. doi: 10.1002/lt.23526
Potential conflict of interest: Nothing to report.
- Issue published online: 26 OCT 2012
- Article first published online: 26 OCT 2012
- Accepted manuscript online: 1 AUG 2012 07:29AM EST
- Manuscript Accepted: 26 JUL 2012
- Manuscript Received: 21 JUN 2012
1. There is an increasing recognition that previously marginal candidates for liver transplantation can receive therapies that allow transplant to take place.
2. Coronary artery disease is an increasing co-morbidity in liver transplant candidates.
3. Physio-social issues require written guidelines and patient advocates.
4. Methadone maintenance therapy per se is not a contra-indication to liver transplantation. Liver Transpl 18:S-S, 2012. © 2012 AASLD.