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Critical care of the liver transplant recipient 

Critical care of the liver transplant recipient
Critical care of the liver transplant recipient

Samantha Vizzini

, Anurag Johri

, Faisal Anis

, Ernesto A. Pretto

, and William Peruzzi

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date: 03 August 2020

The postoperative care of the liver transplant patient can be a straightforward process, resulting in rapid recovery and discharge from the intensive care unit, or it can become a complicated and convoluted series of events, all depending upon the responses of the transplant recipient, the functionality of the transplanted organ, and the various comorbidities that the patient brings to the procedure. The critical care team must be prepared to address a myriad of problems and complications, from acute infectious processes to severe brain failure. This necessitates a team with broad skills and clinical acumen in the areas of respiratory system management, cardiovascular support, management of renal failure and renal replacement therapy, central nervous system abnormalities (cerebral oedema, seizures, etc.), infectious disease management, and others.

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