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liver failure

[′liv·ər ‚fāl·yər]
(medicine)
Severe functional disability of the liver marked clinically by a variety of signs and symptoms, including jaundice, coma, and abnormal blood levels of such things as ammonia, bilirubin, and alkaline phosphatase.
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We are thrilled to now offer patients with acute liver failure another treatment option through liver dialysis with the MARS system.
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He's going to have to have one heck of a big shock - a heart attack or liver failure - before that happens.
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The poster is titled "3-year follow-up of acute-on-chronic liver failure (ACLF) subjects in randomized, controlled, multicenter trial of ELAD(R) bioartificial liver support system in 49 Chinese subjects reveals significant transplant-free survival (TFS) benefit.
This article includes an overview of liver failure and a description of the role of albumin dialysis in liver failure, the potential adverse effects of this therapy, and the impact of liver dialysis on the nursing care of this patient population.