Transplant ICU (TICU)
Location: UPMC Montefiore
Number of beds: 28
UPMC maintains a very high volume of abdominal organ recipients, and is one of the most active centers to perform the deceased-donor liver and living-related liver transplantations in the country.
The TICU houses critically ill patients with end-stage liver diseases, including those with fulminant hepatic failure. The unit provides pre- and posttransplant management of liver, kidney, pancreas, small bowel, multivisceral, and reconstructive transplant patients, as well as fulminant hepatic and ENT/facial reconstruction patients.
Care of these patients requires a multidisciplinary approach. A variety of sophisticated artificial support devices, including the Extracorporeal Liver Assist Device (ELAD), are used for patient care.