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Title: Prostaglandin E1 for the treatment of primary non-function of the donor organ in liver transplantation.
Austin Authors: Mollison, L C;Angus, Peter W ;Jones, Robert M 
Affiliation: Victorian Liver Transplant Unit
Issue Date: 1-Jul-1991
Publication information: Medical Journal of Australia; 155(1): 51-3
Abstract: To present a case in which acute failure of a liver graft was treated with an infusion of prostaglandin E1 (PGE1).A nine-year-old girl underwent liver transplantation for Wilson's disease. Her course was complicated by primary non-function of the graft as evidenced by poor bile production, rising bilirubin and liver enzyme levels and a severe coagulopathy.PGE1 was infused and there was recovery of graft function. The need for urgent re-transplantation was avoided.PGE1 may have an important role in liver transplantation considering the logistic difficulties of obtaining donor livers for urgent transplantation in Australia.
Journal: Medical Journal of Australia
Type: Journal Article
Subjects: Alprostadil.therapeutic use
Host vs Graft Reaction.drug effects
Liver Function Tests
Liver Transplantation
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