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Survival Rates Improve for Liver Failure

The chances of surviving acute liver failure have improved dramatically in the past 16 years, according to a new study.

Physician Christine Le, an osteopathy specialist at the Kelsey-Seybold Clinic in Houston, checks up on her patients Mary Ann Goolsby and her husband Joseph Goolsby, Tuesday June 10, 2014.

The chances of surviving acute liver failure have improved dramatically in the past 16 years, according to a new study. The overall numbers of people surviving and doing so without a liver transplant have improved while the number of patients requiring a transplant have declined, said Dr. William Lee, a liver specialist at the University of Texas Southwestern Medical Center at Dallas. (U.S. News & World Report)

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