Peritransplant Determinants of Outcome in Liver Transplantation
Optimizing outcomes for children undergoing liver transplantation involves ongoing multidisciplinary assessment of medical morbidities unique to the underlying disease and specific patient population. In3reasing understanding of cardiopulmonary and renal factors as impacting posttransplant outcomes as well as high level of heterogeneity in patient diagnoses presenting for liver transplantation requires a dynamic approach in evaluation.
Technical expertise remains critical to early success of pediatric liver transplantation, and single center as well as network analysis (OPTN, SPLIT, others) has identified variation in outcomes as well as opportunities for improvement. Critical assessment and prophylaxis or intervention for infection and optimizing renal status in the early posttransplant period are critical as is timely management of surgical complications.
KeywordsLiver transplant Early outcomes Surgical technique Medical and surgical complications
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