Comment on pediatric living donor liver transplantation decade progress in Shanghai: Characteristics and risks factors of mortality


Akbulut A. S. , Sahin T. T. , Yilmaz S.

WORLD JOURNAL OF GASTROENTEROLOGY, vol.26, pp.4564-4566, 2020 (Peer-Reviewed Journal) identifier identifier identifier

  • Publication Type: Article / Editorial Material
  • Volume: 26
  • Publication Date: 2020
  • Doi Number: 10.3748/wjg.v26.i30.4564
  • Journal Name: WORLD JOURNAL OF GASTROENTEROLOGY
  • Journal Indexes: Science Citation Index Expanded, Scopus, CAB Abstracts, EMBASE, MEDLINE, Veterinary Science Database
  • Page Numbers: pp.4564-4566
  • Keywords: Pediatric end stage liver disease, Living donor pediatric liver transplantation, Survival analysis, Risk factors, Living donor liver transplantation, Outcomes

Abstract

Since the first successful liver transplantation was performed five decades ago, pediatric liver transplantation has become the gold standard treatment choice for pediatric liver disease, including metabolic diseases, liver tumors, and some acute liver failure. With improvements in immunosuppression, surgical techniques, and postoperative medical care, long-term outcomes of patients after liver transplantation have markedly improved, especially in pediatric patients.