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Immediate postoperative management and complications on the intensive care unit

Bates, E; Martin, D; (2017) Immediate postoperative management and complications on the intensive care unit. British Journal Of Hospital Medicine , 78 (5) pp. 273-277. 10.12968/hmed.2017.78.5.273. Green open access

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Abstract

The postoperative management of patients immediately after liver transplantation requires knowledge of this complex surgery and the physiology that accompanies liver failure. A multidisciplinary approach to the care of these patients is essential in order to reduce postoperative complications and preserve function in the transplanted organ. By their nature, patients undergoing liver transplantation have complicated medical problems before surgery which must be borne in mind when managing them after surgery. Haemorrhage, haemodynamic instability, acute renal failure, hepatic artery thrombosis and primary graft non-function are some of the complications that clinicians must be prepared for in the first days after transplantation. Pre-empting complications and acting rapidly to overt them is likely to have a considerable positive impact in these patients.

Type: Article
Title: Immediate postoperative management and complications on the intensive care unit
Open access status: An open access version is available from UCL Discovery
DOI: 10.12968/hmed.2017.78.5.273
Publisher version: https://doi.org/10.12968/hmed.2017.78.5.273
Language: English
Additional information: This document is the Accepted Manuscript version of a Published Work that appeared in final form in the British Journal Of Hospital Medicine, copyright © MA Healthcare, after peer review and technical editing by the publisher. To access the final edited and published work see https://doi.org/10.12968/hmed.2017.78.5.273
UCL classification: UCL
UCL > Provost and Vice Provost Offices > School of Life and Medical Sciences
UCL > Provost and Vice Provost Offices > School of Life and Medical Sciences > Faculty of Medical Sciences
UCL > Provost and Vice Provost Offices > School of Life and Medical Sciences > Faculty of Medical Sciences > Div of Surgery and Interventional Sci
UCL > Provost and Vice Provost Offices > School of Life and Medical Sciences > Faculty of Medical Sciences > Div of Surgery and Interventional Sci > Department of Surgical Biotechnology
URI: https://discovery.ucl.ac.uk/id/eprint/1556882
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