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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.|
|Citation:||Critical Care and Resuscitation : Journal of the Australasian Academy of Critical Care Medicine; 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|
Liver Failure, Acute.complications.metabolism.surgery
|Appears in Collections:||Journal articles|
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