To be eligible for liver transplant, many centers request that patients awaiting the potentially life-saving procedure consent to full resuscitation in the event of cardiac or respiratory arrest before, during or after surgery. A Cleveland Clinic study reveals knowledge gaps among caregivers about these resuscitation policies, underscoring the importance of education surrounding end of life.
More than 30 Cleveland Clinic nurses have been trained to run the MARS liver dialysis system, which requires an intense focus and a high level of expertise.
Plasma exchange in acute liver failure may have an important role not only as a bridge to transplant but as a therapeutic option for complete recovery.
Learn how a specialized intensive care unit built on in-person multidisciplinary collaboration thrived during social distancing.
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Cleveland Clinic opened the Medical Intensive Liver Unit in the summer of 2018, one of few in the U.S. Critical care physicians, Hassan Khouli, MD and Aanchal Kapoor, MD discuss the program and share promising outcomes data on transplant-free survival for patients with cirrhosis.
Initial outcomes data from Cleveland Clinic’s Medical Intensive Liver Unit shows significantly improved survival rates for the first 185 cirrhotic patients managed in the new facility.
Miguel Regueiro, MD, Chair of Cleveland Clinic’s Department of Gastroenterology, Hepatology and Nutrition, highlights six can’t-miss DDW presentations by our researchers.