Andrew H. Urbach

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From May 1981 to May 1984, 90 pediatric patients underwent liver transplantation and 65 patients survived as of May 1986. Two of the nonsurvivors died with complications related to clinical varicella. Of these 67 patients (65 survivors and two nonsurvivors who died of varicella-related causes), 51 patients were determined to be varicella susceptible.(More)
Over 45 months, 119 angiographic examinations were performed in 95 patients prior to liver transplantation, and 53 examinations in 44 patients after transplantation. Transplantation feasibility was influenced by patency of the portal vein and inferior vena cava. Selective arterial portography, wedged hepatic venography, and transhepatic portography were(More)
Acute hepatic failure developed in four patients (aged 7 to 13 months) who had extrahepatic biliary atresia treated initially by portoenterostomy. Two were stable outpatients with minimal jaundice, while the other two were hospitalized for metabolic or nutritional complications. Postmortem examination in each patient revealed massive acute hepatic(More)
Between March 3, 1981, and June 1, 1984, 216 children were evaluated for orthotopic liver transplantation. Of the 216 patients, 117 (55%) had received at least one liver transplant by June 1, 1985. Fifty-five (25%) died before transplantation. The 117 patients who received transplants were grouped according to severity of disease and degree of general(More)
Sixty-five pediatric patients who received liver transplants between May 1981 and May 1984 were observed for as many as 5 years and examined for changes in life-style. Children were less frequently hospitalized, spent less time hospitalized, required fewer medications, and generally had excellent liver and renal function after hepatic transplantation as(More)
Condition HELP is a unique pediatric patient safety program that gives families an immediate voice in their child's medical care. This patient safety endeavor allows parents to call a telephone number at any time-24 hours a day, 7 days a week-if they feel their hospitalized child's immediate health is endangered. The Condition HELP call receives the same(More)
Lymphoproliferative disease (LPD) is a well-recognized complication of both solid organ and bone marrow transplantations. The occurrence of LPD in these settings is related in part to the use of the immunosuppressive agent cyclosporine. We report 12 cases of LPD after orthotopic liver transplantations in 132 pediatric patients. Lymphoproliferative disease(More)