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Treatment of Fulminant Hepatic Failure by Charcoal Haemoperfusion and Polyacrilonitrile Haemodialysis

  • D. B. A. Silk
  • Roger Williams

Abstract

Despite the considerable regenerative capacity of the liver, mortality from fulminant hepatic failure is as high as 80% in most reported series (1–3). Few of the patients who recover develop cirrhosis, however (4), and it is for this reason that a temporary means of liver support has been sought to tide these patients over the acute phase of their illness.

Keywords

Fulminant Hepatic Failure Liver Support Liver Support System Close Temporal Relationship Artificial Liver Support 
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© Plenum Press, New York 1978

Authors and Affiliations

  • D. B. A. Silk
    • 1
  • Roger Williams
    • 1
  1. 1.Liver UnitKing’s College Hospital & Medical SchoolLondon, SE5England

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