Recent controversies in liver transplantation

Authors

  • Dipesh Kumar Yadav The First Affiliated Hospital, Zhejiang University, Hangzhou, China https://orcid.org/0000-0002-3068-6483
  • Qi Zhang the First Affiliated Hospital, Zhejiang University, Hangzhou, China
  • Bai Xue Li the First Affiliated Hospital, Zhejiang University, Hangzhou, China
  • Tingbo Liang the First Affiliated Hospital, Zhejiang University, Hangzhou, China https://orcid.org/0000-0003-0143-3353

Keywords:

cachectic patients, hepatitis C virus (HCV), liver transplant, nutritional support, sarcopenia

Abstract

The chronicle backdrop of liver transplantation (LT) is an intricate story to reveal- it is an adventure of extraordinary achievement and catastrophic disappointments. Historically, controversies and LT seems to be synonymous.

Despite the improvements in results, LT is still facing lots of challenges and controversies, whereby demand is high but the resources, primarily concerned to donor, are very limited.

 We have focused our perspective on LT for HCV-related cirrhosis and nutritional support for cachectic patients awaiting LT.

Author Biographies

Dipesh Kumar Yadav, The First Affiliated Hospital, Zhejiang University, Hangzhou, China

Department of Hepatobiliary Surgery & Liver Transplantation, the First Affiliated Hospital, Zhejiang University, Hangzhou, China; Zhejiang Provincial Key Laboratory of Pancreatic Disease, Hangzhou, China; Innovation Center for the Study of Pancreatic Diseases, Hangzhou, China

Qi Zhang, the First Affiliated Hospital, Zhejiang University, Hangzhou, China

Department of Hepatobiliary Surgery & Liver Transplantation, the First Affiliated Hospital, Zhejiang University, Hangzhou, China; Zhejiang Provincial Key Laboratory of Pancreatic Disease, Hangzhou, China; Innovation Center for the Study of Pancreatic Diseases, Hangzhou, China

Bai Xue Li, the First Affiliated Hospital, Zhejiang University, Hangzhou, China

Department of Hepatobiliary Surgery & Liver Transplantation, the First Affiliated Hospital, Zhejiang University, Hangzhou, China; Zhejiang Provincial Key Laboratory of Pancreatic Disease, Hangzhou, China; Innovation Center for the Study of Pancreatic Diseases, Hangzhou, China

Tingbo Liang, the First Affiliated Hospital, Zhejiang University, Hangzhou, China

Department of Hepatobiliary Surgery & Liver Transplantation, the First Affiliated Hospital, Zhejiang University, Hangzhou, China; Zhejiang Provincial Key Laboratory of Pancreatic Disease, Hangzhou, China; Innovation Center for the Study of Pancreatic Diseases, Hangzhou, China

DOI: https://doi.org/10.3126/jpahs.v7i2.31128

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Published

2020-09-15

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General Section - Short communication/ Perspective/ Viewpoint