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Abstract

Key Points

  • 1
    A 10-year survival rate of 60% or greater after orthotopic liver transplantation (OLT) is expected.
  • 2
    Renal dysfunction is common after OLT.
  • 3
    Patients without early renal dysfunction after OLT are at low risk for long-term renal dysfunction.
  • 4
    Hypertension occurs in greater than 50% of long-term survivors.
  • 5
    Immunosuppressive protocols must be adjusted early to avoid long-term complications.