Coming next month in JACS and online now: One thousand pediatric liver transplants during thirty years: Lessons learned

Robert S. Venick, MD; Douglas G. Farmer, MD, FACS; Jose R. Soto, MD; et al present the largest reported single-center experience of pediatric liver transplantation (pLTx) with substantial follow-up time and a large re-pLTx experience. Important transplant predictors of graft survival include weight, renal function, modern era, warm ischemia time, and time between primary and re-pLTx. Renal function, mechanical ventilation, and underlying cause of liver disease affect patient survival. Awareness of these factors can help in the decision making for children requiring pLTx.

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