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  THE STATE OF LIVER TRANSPLANTATION


Panminerva Medica 2009 December;51(4):249-55

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The challenge of preserving renal function after liver transplantation

Jacquet A., Francois H., Beaudreuil S., Hebibi H., Seidowsky A., Ahmad L., Charpentier B., Durrbach A.

1 Nephrology Department, IFRNT, Le Kremlin Bicetre, Université Paris Sud, France;
2 INSERM U542, Villejuif, France


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Thanks to new surgical techniques and the use of calcineurin inhibitors for the prevention of allograft rejection, the long-term outcome of liver transplantation has recently improved. In case of liver transplantation, the occurrence of renal failure can impair the outcome. Renal function preservation is, therefore, necessary to improve transplantation outcome.

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