July 4, 2011

A Multivariate Analysis of Pre-, Peri-, and Post-Transplant Factors Affecting Outcome After Pediatric Liver Transplantation


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This is an excellent multicenter analysis of pediatric liver transplant outcomes at 6 months. Using a registry of more than 4000 transplants, 42 different variables were analyzed. Surprisingly, the strongest relative risk factor for both patient death and graft loss were post-transplant surgical complications such as re-operation, hepatic artery thrombosis and portal vein thrombosis. This is an important paper given that there are not many similar papers in pediatric liver transplantation.

Liver Transplantation

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