Liver Transplantation: From Child to MELD

Juan F. Gallegos-Orozco, Hugo E. Vargas

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The widespread availability of transplantation in most major medical centers in the United States, together with a growing number of transplant candidates, has made it necessary for primary care providers, especially Internal Medicine and Family Practice physicians to be active in the clinical care of these patients before and after transplantation. This review provides an overview of the liver transplantation process, including indications, contraindications, time of referral to a transplant center, the current organ allocation system, and briefly touches on the expanding field of living donor liver transplantation.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)931-950
Number of pages20
JournalMedical Clinics of North America
Issue number4
StatePublished - Jul 2009


  • Cirrhosis
  • Hepatocellular carcinoma
  • Liver disease
  • Liver transplantation
  • Viral hepatitis

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • General Medicine


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