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Medline ® Abstract for Reference 19

of 'Living donor liver transplantation'

Selection and Postoperative Care of the Living Donor.
LaPointe Rudow D, Warburton KM
Med Clin North Am. 2016;100(3):599.
Live organ donors typically consult their primary care providers when considering live donation and then return for follow-up after surgery and for ongoing primary care. Live liver and kidney transplants are performed routinely as a method to shorten the waiting time for a recipient, provide a healthy organ for transplant, and increase recipient survival. Careful medical and psychosocial evaluation of the potential donor is imperative to minimize harm. This evaluation must be performed by an experienced live donor medical team. Routine health care with careful attention to weight maintenance, cardiovascular health, and prevention of diabetes and hypertension is paramount.
Recanati Miller Transplantation Institute, Mount Sinai Hospital, 1425 Madison Avenue, Box 1105, New York, NY 10029, USA.