This book introduces the clinical application of artificial liver system (ALS) in hepatic failure. It has been widely used in clinics aiming to provide temporary support of liver function while maintaining extra-hepatic function in patients with liver failure.
This work comprehensively summarizes the progress of livers and artificial liver, for example, the principle and implementation of Li-ALS, cell transplantation and the combined application of artificial liver and liver transplantation. It will be helpful for clinicians to implement artificial liver treatment to save the lives of patients with hepatic failure.
• Comprehensively summarizes the progress of all three types artificial liver
• Provide a temporary support of liver function in hepatic failure
• Demonstrate through much clinical cases compiled with extensive figures
Lanjuan Li is a professor at The First Affiliated Hospital, Zhejiang University, and the director of State Key Laboratory for Diagnosis and Treatment of Infectious Diseases. She is also an academician of Chinese Academy of Engineering.