How many people awaiting liver transplant - Post op care of liver transplant patient

How Many People Awaiting Liver Transplant ? How Many People Awaiting Liver Transplant

Liver disease is quite a common as well as serious disease and in fact liver transplant is the second most common organ transplant that is done. A liver transplant is done when a person’s liver is totally damaged. The diseased liver is replaced with a healthy liver or a piece of a healthy liver. Doctors recommend a liver transplant only when the condition of the patients cannot be treated with medication and a transplant is a last resort. More...

 

Accute Bacterial Infection In Liver Transplant

Accute Bacterial Infection In Liver Transplant

Bacterial infection after a liver transplant is very common and these reportedly occur in the first two months of the transplant. There are reportedly about 62 percent of patients who get infected after a liver transplant. More...

 

Disability Benefits After Liver Transplant

Disability Benefits After Liver Transplant

Liver transplant refers to the process of replacing a diseased liver with a healthy liver allograft. This kind of a liver transplant is opted for, when the liver gets damaged and stops working properly. The main reason for the liver damage is a disease called cirrhosis. It is estimated that this disease causes around 27,000 deaths in a year.More...

 

Graft Versus Host Disease After Liver Transplant

Graft Versus Host Disease After Liver Transplant

Graft versus host disease after liver transplant is reportedly caused due to blood transfusions, organ transplants as well as bone marrow transplant. The chances of getting this disease are higher if there is wide mismatch between the donor and the recipient. More...

 

Polyoma Virus In Liver Transplant Patients

Polyoma Virus In Liver Transplant Patients

Polyoma viruses belong to the polyomaviridae family. These viruses are DNA-based small virus which can cause tumors. The polyoma virus is said to have got its name from the Greek roots where poly means many and oma means tumors. There are 5 types of polyoma virus, namely the JC virus, BK virus, KI virus, WU virus and Merkel cell polyomavirus. Out of these 5, the BK virus is known to create mild respiratory infection and maybe more prevalent among transplant patients. It is known to be associated with kidney, brain, liver, eye and lung disease. More...

Post Op Care Of Liver Transplant Patient

Post Op Care Of Liver Transplant Patient

Hepatocellular diseases, Inborn Errors of Metabolism, Chemically Induced Liver Damage, Cholestatic Diseases, Vascular Disease of the Liver, Primary Liver Cancers are some of the reasons behind liver transplantation. Post operation, the supplies and equipment at bedside mainly consists of ventilator, urinometer and other emergency equipments etc to take care of the patient after liver transplant. The patients will have two arterial lines, SvO2 Swan-Ganz Catheter and a second introducer, RICC line, Peripheral IV (s) to take due care of the patient post operation. More...