MARS Liver Support System Offers New Option for Acute Liver Failure Patients
Apr 26, 2012 - 4:33:46 PM
Emory one of only five health centers nationwide to offer lifesaving liver support
(HealthNewsDigest.com) - ATLANTA – For patients in acute liver failure, time is precious. In many cases, a patient's only hope is a liver transplant, but the wait for a viable – and matching – organ can be too long.
Fortunately, Emory now offers Molecular Adsorbents Recirculating System (MARS), a liver dialysis system approved by the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) to treat select patients with acute liver failure due to drugs or toxins. Acute liver failure often results from drug overdose or idiosyncratic medication reactions. The most common cause of acute liver failure is acetaminophen overdose.
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