Characteristics, management and outcomes of patients with acute liver failure admitted to Australasian intensive care units.

CONCLUSION: POD is the major cause of ALF in Australian and New Zealand liver transplant centres and is a unique and separate form of ALF. It has a much lower associated mortality and treatment with liver transplantation than non-POD ALF. Non-POD patients have a poor prognosis in the absence of transplantation. PMID: 31462206 [PubMed - in process]
Source: Critical Care and Resuscitation - Category: Intensive Care Tags: Crit Care Resusc Source Type: research

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