Search Tag: liver transplantation

ICU Management

Liver Transplantation in Children: Improved Outcomes

2017 14 Feb

According to new research, the use of advanced critical care in children and infants with liver failure is justified because liver transplantation (OLT) can be performed on the sickest children and achieve acceptable outcomes. The survival outcomes are comparable to the general population, justifying the use of scarce donors. The study is in press in... Read more

ICU Management

New Study Evaluates Masimo PVI® as a Predictor of Fluid Responsiveness

2016 28 Jul

Masimo (NASDAQ: MASI) has announced that a new study of patients undergoing liver transplantation evaluated the relationship of PVI® to right ventricular end-diastolic volume (RVEDVI) and concluded that PVI provided a “reliable estimate of [cardiac] preload status and may be a useful predictor of fluid responsiveness.”1 PVI measures the dynamic changes... Read more

IT Management

Portable Finger-probe Device Measures Liver Function in Organ Donors

2015 01 Jun

According to a UCLA study, a portable, finger-probe device can successfully measure liver function in brain dead adult organ donors. The study is published in the Journal of Surgical Research. UCLA researchers worked with OneLegacy, a non-profit organ and tissue recovery organisation that serves the greater Los Angeles area. In a double blind study,... Read more

ICU Management

CIT No Barrier to Broader Organ Sharing

2014 17 Aug

According to a new research, broader sharing of deceased donor livers does not significantly increase cold ischemia time (CIT) and should not be considered as a barrier to broader organ sharing. The findings have been published in Liver Transplantation, a journal of the American Association for the Study of Liver Diseases and the International Liver... Read more