CHARLES S. DAVIDSON, M.D., F.A.C.P.; WILLIAM V. MCDERMOTT JR., M.D.; CHARLES TREY, M.B.
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When the liver parenchyma is diffusely and severely damaged by acute insult, whether of viral, traumatic, or toxic origin, the object of treatment is to sustain life until the damaging process is arrested and regeneration of hepatic cells sufficient to maintain, life can occur.
The development of our knowledge concerning the vital functions carried out by the liver received great stimulus from the classical dog hepatectomy studies of Mann, Magath, Bollman, and their colleagues (1-3) and continued through many other studies of the management of liver failure (4, 5). In the total absence of liver, life can be sustained for
DAVIDSON CS, MCDERMOTT WV, TREY C. Sustaining Life During Fulminant Hepatic Failure. Ann Intern Med. ;71:415–418. doi: 10.7326/0003-4819-71-2-415
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Published: Ann Intern Med. 1969;71(2):415-418.
Gastroenterology/Hepatology, Liver Disease.
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