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Artificial Liver Support in Acute and Acute-on-Chronic Liver Failure

Artificial Liver Support in Acute and Acute-on-Chronic Liver Failure

Liver support systems such as MARS and TPE may temporarily improve systemic hemodynamics and the degree of encephalopathy. However, TPE is the only procedure that improves survival in patients with ALF. The role of TPE in ACLF remains unknown. Artificial liver support devices such as the molecular adsorbent recirculating system (MARS), fractionated plasma separation and adsorption, and therapeutic plasma exchange (TPE) are well tolerated. MARS and TPE improve systemic hemodynamics and the grade of hepatic encephalopathy. This review focuses on the efficacy of using artificial extracorporeal liver support devices.

CriticalCare.news
June 13, 2019

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