The Egyptian Journal of Internal Medicine

: 2014  |  Volume : 26  |  Issue : 4  |  Page : 139--144

Liver transplantation for nontransplant physicians

Amany AbdelMaqsod Sholkamy 
 Division of Hepatology and Gastroenterology, Internal Medicine Department, Kasr AlAiny, Faculty of Medicine, Cairo University, Cairo, Egypt

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Amany AbdelMaqsod Sholkamy
Department of Internal Medicine and Hepatology, Kasr AlAiny School of Medicine, Cairo University, Cairo

Many of the nontransplant physicians who manage hepatic patients (internists and hepatologists) keep asking about liver transplantation. The purpose of this article is to highlight important topics a nontransplant colleague may require in his practice. There are many topics in this respect; however, three most important topics need to be highlighted; those are; the time of referral to transplantation, the indications and contraindications and the metabolic issues regarding a transplanted patient. Still, there are no clear guidelines for the management of many of the metabolic issues regarding liver transplanted patients. And this why, collaborative efforts of transplant and nontransplant physicians are needed to conduct multicenter, long term randomized controlled trials and proper follow up programs.

How to cite this article:
Sholkamy AA. Liver transplantation for nontransplant physicians.Egypt J Intern Med 2014;26:139-144

How to cite this URL:
Sholkamy AA. Liver transplantation for nontransplant physicians. Egypt J Intern Med [serial online] 2014 [cited 2020 Aug 15 ];26:139-144
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