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Intensive care complications in liver and multivisceral transplantation.
MedLine Citation:
PMID:  16182765     Owner:  NLM     Status:  MEDLINE    
The complications concerning liver and intestinal transplant surgery have relevance for the field of intensive care because they share some characteristics with those following complex long-term surgery. Thus, in this article we shall try to describe complications that are specific to liver and multivisceral transplants. A review of the existing literature on this topic reveals a large number of studies dedicated to early as well as late surgical complications, and immunosuppressive treatment, while there are far fewer contributions describing complications exclusively concerning intensive care. We shall thus attempt to focus on certain aspects where, besides the literature data, we have personal experience. In particular we want to underline the implications of failure in the functional recovery of the graft; alterations in water, electrolyte, and glycemic balance; as well as neurological, respiratory, renal, nutritional, and infective complications.
S Faenza; E Bernardi; F Cuppini; A Gatta; A Lauro; E Mancini; F Petrini; E Pierucci; G Sangiorgi; A Santoro; G Varotti; A Pinna
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Publication Detail:
Type:  Journal Article; Review    
Journal Detail:
Title:  Transplantation proceedings     Volume:  37     ISSN:  0041-1345     ISO Abbreviation:  Transplant. Proc.     Publication Date:    2005 Jul-Aug
Date Detail:
Created Date:  2005-09-26     Completed Date:  2006-01-24     Revised Date:  -    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  0243532     Medline TA:  Transplant Proc     Country:  United States    
Other Details:
Languages:  eng     Pagination:  2618-21     Citation Subset:  IM    
Department of Surgery, Intensive Care and Transplantation, University of Bologna, Bologna, Italy.
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MeSH Terms
Infection / epidemiology,  therapy
Intensive Care / statistics & numerical data*
Kidney Diseases / epidemiology,  therapy
Liver Transplantation / adverse effects*
Nervous System Diseases / epidemiology,  therapy
Nutrition Disorders / epidemiology,  therapy
Postoperative Complications / epidemiology*,  therapy
Respiratory Tract Diseases / epidemiology,  therapy
Viscera / transplantation*
Water-Electrolyte Imbalance / epidemiology,  therapy

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