Original Article
Copyright ©2010 Baishideng.
World J Gastroenterol. May 14, 2010; 16(18): 2227-2234
Published online May 14, 2010. doi: 10.3748/wjg.v16.i18.2227
Table 1 MARS treatment protocols for acute liver failure in Finland
EtiologyMARS treatment initiation criteriaTreatment protocol
Acute liver failureRapid deterioration of hepatic synthetic function and clinical condition despite conservative standard medical therapy22-h sessions daily until:
And one of the following criteria:(1) Native liver recovers
(1) Ingestion of a lethal dose of a known hepatotoxin (e.g. Amanita, paracetamol)(2) Suitable transplant organ is found
(2) The patient fulfills the criteria for highly urgent liver transplantation(3) Irreversible multi-organ damage occurs