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Liviah’s New Liver: A Family Grapples With a Girl’s Puzzling Hepatitis

Liviah’s New Liver: A Family Grapples With a Girl’s Puzzling Hepatitis

It was three days before Christmas, and Elizabeth Widders was perched in her upstairs bathroom, fastening red and green bows in the hair of her 4-year-old daughter, Liviah. But as Liviah stood in the morning light, her mother noticed that the whites of her eyes had turned yellow. She hustled Liviah downstairs to ask her …

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A world first: for the first time, a human liver was treated in a machine and then successfully transplanted

A world first: for the first time, a human liver was treated in a machine and then successfully transplanted

image: Prof. Pierre-Alain Clavien and Prof. Philipp Dutkowski during the transplantation of the liver treated in the machine. view more  Credit: USZ The Liver4Life research team owes its perfusion machine, which was developed in house, to the fact that it became possible to implant a human organ into a patient after a storage period of three …

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