Pediatric liver transplant patients do well long-term

07/17/2009 | Medscape (free registration)

A long-term study that followed pediatric liver transplant patients found that 20 years after surgery, most were doing well. Researchers said one of the biggest problems patients faced was transitioning from pediatrics to the adult health care system. A second study found teaching patients to recognize early warning signs of infection and the use of aggressive interventions could reduce rates of late death after pediatric liver transplantation.

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