Acid-Base Regulatory Mechanisms during Orthotopic Liver Transplantation

  • A. De Gasperi
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Orthotopic liver transplantation (OLT) is now recognised as a definite treatment for patients with chronic end-stage liver disease (ESLD) not responsive to medical or surgical treatment [1]: indications and contraindications to OLT have been redefined recently in a Consensus Conference (Consensus statement on indications for liver transplantation. Paris, June 22–23 1993. Hepatology 1994; 20: 63S–68S). In most groups one-year survival rate is greater than 80%, mortality in subsequent years low and quality of life for long-term survivors excellent.


Mean Arterial Pressure Metabolic Acidosis Lactic Acidosis Orthotopic Liver Transplantation Metabolic Alkalosis 
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