Follow-up of the Post-Liver Transplantation Patient: A Primer for the Practicing Gastroenterologist

Amanda Cheung, Josh Levitsky*

*Corresponding author for this work

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Abstract

The focus in liver transplantation in the next 10 years will likely change from preventing viral disease recurrence to minimizing the toll of rejection and fatty liver disease, minimizing the complications from immunosuppression with withdrawal strategies, and more optimal management of long-term risks, such as malignancy, cardiovascular disease, and renal failure. In addition, now that short-term results (<1 year) have improved significantly, there will be a shift toward improving long-term patient and graft survival, as well as a focus on primary care preventive strategies.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)793-813
Number of pages21
JournalClinics in liver disease
Volume21
Issue number4
DOIs
StatePublished - Nov 2017

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Keywords

  • Immunosuppression
  • Liver transplantation
  • Outcomes
  • Prophylaxis
  • Screening

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Hepatology

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