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Liver replacement for pediatric patients

Starzl, TE and Koep, LJ and Schroter, GPJ and Halgrimson, CG and Porter, KA and Weil, R (1979) Liver replacement for pediatric patients. Pediatrics, 63 (6). 825 - 829. ISSN 0031-4005

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Between March 1963 and January 1978, 74 patients 18 years of age or younger have had liver replacements at the University of Colorado Medical Center, Denver. The most common cause of native liver failure was biliary atresia (48/74, 65%); the second most common cause was chronic aggressive hepatitis (12/74, 16%). Twenty-nine patients (39%) lived for at least one year, and 16 are still alive one to nine years after transplantation. Technical surgical problems, rejection, and infection were the main causes of death. Improved immunosuppression is needed; nevertheless, the quality of life in the long-term survivors has encouraged continuation of this difficult work.


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Item Type: Article
Status: Published
CreatorsEmailPitt UsernameORCID
Starzl, TEtes11@pitt.eduTES11
Koep, LJ
Schroter, GPJ
Halgrimson, CG
Porter, KA
Weil, R
Centers: Other Centers, Institutes, Offices, or Units > Thomas E. Starzl Transplantation Institute
Date: 13 August 1979
Date Type: Publication
Journal or Publication Title: Pediatrics
Volume: 63
Number: 6
Page Range: 825 - 829
Institution: University of Pittsburgh
Refereed: Yes
ISSN: 0031-4005
Other ID: uls-drl:31735062113968, Starzl CV No. 428
Date Deposited: 08 Apr 2010 17:07
Last Modified: 02 Feb 2019 13:56


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