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Title: Liver transplantation rapidly stops cerebral ammonia uptake in fulminant hepatic failure.
Authors: Glassford, Neil J;Farley, K J;Warrillow, Stephen J;Bellomo, Rinaldo
Affiliation: Department of Intensive Care, Austin Hospital, Melbourne, VIC, Australia
Issue Date: 1-Jun-2011
Citation: Critical Care and Resuscitation; 13(2): 113-8
Abstract: This report describes the effect of liver transplantation on transcerebral ammonia uptake in a case of fulminant hepatic failure. A young woman with fulminant hepatic failure and coma received monitoring of transcerebral ammonia uptake before and after orthotopic liver transplantation. Before liver transplantation, median transcerebral ammonia uptake was 8 µmol/L. After liver transplantation, ammonia uptake decreased to 0 µmol/L. Fulminant hepatic failure is associated with transcerebral ammonia uptake, which is fully and rapidly corrected by liver transplantation.
Internal ID Number: 21627580
Type: Journal Article
Subjects: Adult
Follow-Up Studies
Liver Failure,
Liver Transplantation.methods
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