Category Archives: Liver transplantation

Patients with primary sclerosing cholangitis should undergo early liver transplantation: LOGISTICAL CONCERNS Part 2

Finally, why should PSC patients gain this advantage when all patients with cirrhosis are at risk of developing hepatocellular carcinoma while they are on the waiting list? For example, 5% to 10% of patients with cirrhosis due to hepatitis C … Continue reading

Patients with primary sclerosing cholangitis should undergo early liver transplantation: LOGISTICAL CONCERNS Part 1

A strategy for performing early transplantation in PSC patients would be difficult, if not impossible, to enact. The current waiting list is based on a ‘point’ system. Priority is given to patients according to accrued waiting time and the severity … Continue reading

Patients with primary sclerosing cholangitis should undergo early liver transplantation: LIMITED RESOURCES

A major dilemma facing liver transplant centres worldwide is the inadequate number of donor organs. In the United States alone, more than 17,000 patients are on the transplant waiting list, and the number of liver transplantations that are performed has … Continue reading

Patients with primary sclerosing cholangitis should undergo early liver transplantation: Arguments against the motion

Liver transplantation is a well-accepted treatment for patients with primary sclerosing cholangitis (PSC). It is clearly beneficial for patients who manifest end stage liver disease and hepatic synthetic dysfunction, and results in excellent short and long term survival rates. Most … Continue reading