The foremost cause of death and disability is organ failure. Failure of the heart, lungs, kidney, and liver is typically addressed by organ transplantation; however, the number of human organs available for this purpose is quite limited. For this reason, some new technologies are being advanced for the treatment of organ failure. This communication summarizes potential limitations of these technologies.
|Original language||English (US)|
|Number of pages||1|
|State||Published - Jul 1 2004|