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Linear Growth Following Pediatric Liver Transplantation

Urbach, AH and Gartner, JC and Malatack, JJ and Zitelli, BJ and Iwatsuki, S and Shaw, BW and Starzl, TE (1987) Linear Growth Following Pediatric Liver Transplantation. American Journal of Diseases of Children, 141 (5). 547 - 549. ISSN 0002-922X

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The linear growth of 29 patients was evaluated from two to 4⅓ years after liver transplantation. All patients received cyclosporine and low-dose prednisone. Eight patients displayed acceleration of linear growth velocity and were above the fifth percentile at the end of the evaluation period. Four patients grew normally prior to transplantation and continued to grow normally after the surgical procedure. Only four patients dropped from higher levels to below the fifth percentile. Thirteen patients were less than the fifth percentile before and after surgery; ten of these 13 patients have attained normal or accelerated growth velocity. Good linear growth has been achieved in more than three fourths of patients who underwent liver transplantation. © 1987, American Medical Association. All rights reserved.


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Item Type: Article
Status: Published
CreatorsEmailPitt UsernameORCID
Urbach, AH
Gartner, JC
Malatack, JJ
Zitelli, BJ
Iwatsuki, S
Shaw, BW
Starzl, TEtes11@pitt.eduTES11
Centers: Other Centers, Institutes, Offices, or Units > Thomas E. Starzl Transplantation Institute
Date: 1 January 1987
Date Type: Publication
Journal or Publication Title: American Journal of Diseases of Children
Volume: 141
Number: 5
Page Range: 547 - 549
DOI or Unique Handle: 10.1001/archpedi.1987.04460050089037
Institution: University of Pittsburgh
Refereed: Yes
ISSN: 0002-922X
Other ID: uls-drl:31735062119049, Starzl CV No. 709
Date Deposited: 08 Apr 2010 17:12
Last Modified: 26 Jan 2019 10:55


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