Chilean experience in liver transplantation for acute liver failure in children.

@article{Uribe2010ChileanEI,
  title={Chilean experience in liver transplantation for acute liver failure in children.},
  author={Mario Alexander Melo Uribe and Andrea Alba and Bessie Hunter and Claudia Valverde and Jorge Eduardo Gutierrez Godoy and Mario Ferrario and Erwin Buckel and Silvana Cavallieri and Rolando A Rebolledo and Cristina Herzog and Lorena Calabran and Lorena Flores and Pilar Soto},
  journal={Transplantation proceedings},
  year={2010},
  volume={42 1},
  pages={293-5}
}
BACKGROUND Acute liver failure (ALF) in children is a life-threatening condition, associated with high mortality, and in almost one third of the cases, with no other therapeutic option than orthotopic liver transplant (OLT). The aim of this study was to present our experience with OLT for ALF in pediatric patients in Chile. Patients fulfilling the criteria for ALF who were transplanted in our centers were prospectively included in an excel Microsoft database. We analyzed demographics, etiology… CONTINUE READING