Liver transplantation

What is Liver transplantation?

Liver transplantation or hepatic transplantation is the replacement of a diseased liver with a healthy liver from another person . The most commonly used technique is orthotopic transplantation, in which the native liver is removed and replaced by the donor organ in the same anatomic location as the original liver. Liver transplantation is a viable treatment option for end-stage liver disease.

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Hi Attached are reports where doctor have asked for Liver transplant. I would like to know: 1. Is liver transplant really required at this stage? 2. What is other best way to diganose? 3. Is Liver transplant available in AIMS or any other suggested hopital with economy medication and what is the success rate? 4.
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I have seen the reports sent by you.
Although there are no test reports in that but the prescription of the doctor clearly suggests that the patient is suffering from chronic liver disease ( CLD ).
CLD takes years to...
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Also come this April 2013 we will be waiting 5 years we were told that 5 years is just about the usual time if you do not get a new liver which my husband has not all the doctors tell us that my husband is much sicker than his meld score reflects. My husband is only 61 and I am tempted to try herbs and other things if that might help along with cleansing of the liver. What do you think ?
The Model for End-Stage Liver Disease (MELD) system was implemented on February 27, 2002 to prioritize patients waiting for a liver transplant. MELD is a numerical scale used for adult liver transplant candidates. 
If the doctors say that your husband is much more sicker than the actual...
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Yes i was diagnosed with hep c in 2007 my biopsy came back with 5% necrosis and othe stuff i did the treatment and didnt clear the hep c when i take tylenol the pain is awful,is it from the tylenol my liver feels like it is on fire my doctor recomended a liver transplant in end stages
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What is your age? What us the viral load on PCR? Is there any evidence of fibrosis or cirrhosis on liver biopsy report? What about the size of portal vein and spleen on ultrasound?...
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recently my blood pressure have been flactuating from 120/75 to 152/82. i am 64 years old, had a liver transplant 10 years ago but i do excersise 3 to 5 times per week. Also for the past several months I have problem sleeping or wake up around 2 or 3 and cannot go to sleep again. do you have any advice for me
I have gone through your question and I understand that you have been having difficulty falling and staying asleep. this is a common problem and I have several suggestions for you. My first suggestion is not to exercise prior to going to sleep, next I would recommend not drinking any caffeinated...
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My Cousin's son is nearly 8 months old and was dedicated with Biliary Atresia. They have under gone Kasai procedure which got failure. Now doctors have instructedto go for liver transplant within 1 month and was told as no guranteed after operation too. Can you please suggest if homoeopathy or Siddha treatment can help to save the baby? Current symptoms of Baby: - stomach was enlarged more water accumulated in abdomen , stomach circumstance 54 cm , Stool colour pale yellow some time white or clay colour, yellowish eye
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Siddha or Homeopathy will not be useful

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The success rate of Kasai porto-enterostomy depends when the procedure is performed. If done before 70 days of age, the success rate are high.
Presence of water in abdomen(peritoneal cavity...
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