Georgina Mieli-Vergani

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Wilson disease is an inherited autosomal recessive disorder of hepatic copper metabolism leading to copper accumulation in hepatocytes and in extrahepatic organs such as the brain and the cornea. Originally Wilson disease was described as a neurodegerative disorder associated with cirrhosis of the liver. Later, Wilson disease was observed in children and(More)
Determinants of the wide interindividual variability of the pharmacokinetics of mycophenolic acid (MPA) in 21 stable pediatric liver transplant recipients were investigated in relation to the kinetics of the drug's major phenolic glucuronide metabolite (MPAG), cyclosporin (CsA), or tacrolimus (Tac) co-medication and liver and renal function. Trough(More)
From October 1993 to February 2007, 25 liver transplantations were performed for hepatoblastoma. Of these 25, 18 children received cadaveric grafts, and 7 received left lateral segments from living donors. Fifteen patients were at level IV in the pretreatment extent of disease staging system for hepatoblastoma (PRETEXT IV; 11 received cadaveric grafts and 4(More)
Biliary Atresia and other cholestatic childhood diseases are rare conditions affecting the function and/or anatomy along the canalicular-bile duct continuum, characterised by onset of persistent cholestatic jaundice during the neonatal period. Biliary atresia (BA) is the most common among these, but still has an incidence of only 1 in 10-19,000 in Europe(More)
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