[Progress of the liver transplantation programme in Hungary].

The history of organ transplantation in Hungary dates back to 50 years, and the first succesful liver transplantation was performed in the United States in that time as well. The number of patients with end stage liver disease increased worldwide, and over 7000 patients die in each year due to liver disease in Hungary. The most effective treatment of end-stage liver disease is liver transplantation. The indications of liver transplantation represent a wide spectrum including viral, alcoholic or other parenchymal liver cirrhosis, but cholestatic liver disease and acute fulminant cases are also present in the daily routine. In pediatric patients biliary atresia and different forms of metabolic liver disorders represent the main indication for liver transplantation. The results of liver transplantation in Hungary are optimal with over 80% long-term survival. For better survival individual drug therapy and monitoring are introduced in liver transplant candidates.
AuthorsLászló Kóbori, Dénes Görög, Imre Fehérvári, Balázs Nemes, János Fazakas, Enikő Sárváry, Marina Varga, Zsuzsanna Gerlei, Attila Doros, Katalin Monostory, Ferenc Perner
JournalOrvosi hetilap (Orv Hetil) Vol. 154 Issue 22 Pg. 858-62 (Jun 2 2013) ISSN: 0030-6002 [Print] Hungary
Vernacular TitleA hazai májátültetési program fejlődése.
PMID23708986 (Publication Type: English Abstract, Historical Article, Journal Article, Review)
Chemical References
  • Immunosuppressive Agents
  • History, 20th Century
  • Humans
  • Hungary
  • Immunosuppression (methods)
  • Immunosuppressive Agents (administration & dosage)
  • Liver Transplantation (history, methods, trends)
  • Outcome and Process Assessment (Health Care)
  • Patient Selection
  • Program Development
  • Program Evaluation
  • Time Factors
  • Tissue and Organ Procurement (trends)
  • Waiting Lists

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