With collaboration from Consulting Editor, Dr. Norman Gitlin Dr. Goldberg has assembled a state-of-the-art issue devoted to management of liver transplant patients. Expert authors have contributed current clinical reviews that covers the breadth of the pre- and post-surgical journey. Articles are specifically devoted to the following topics: Obesity management of liver transplant waitlist candidates and recipients; Expanding the limits of liver transplantation for hepatocellular carcinoma: Is there a limit; Frailty and sarcopenia in patients pre- and post-liver transplant; Achieving tolerance in liver transplantation: Where are we now and what does the future hold; Expanding role of donation after cardiac death donors; Optimizing selection of patients for simultaneous liver-kidney transplant; Keeping the patient with end-stage liver disease alive while awaiting transplant: Management of complications of portal hypertension; Expanding donor selection and recipient indications for living donor liver transplantation; The changing liver transplant recipient: From hepatitis C to NASH and alcohol; Cardiovascular risk stratification in liver transplant candidates; The role of machine perfusion in liver transplantation: Warm, Cold, or does it not matter; Paradigm shift in utilization of livers from hepatitis C-viremic donors into HCV-negative patients; Transplantation of elderly patients: Is there an upper age cutoff; Transplantation for acute alcoholic hepatitis: Controversies and early successes. Hepatologists will come away with the information they need to improve outcomes in liver transplant patients.
Edited by David Goldberg, MD, JD, Clinical Professor of Dermatology, Director, Laser Research and Mohs Surgery, Mt. Sinai School of Medicine, New York, NY, USA