Complete immunosuppression withdrawal and subsequent allograft function among pediatric recipients of parental living donor liver transplants.

@article{Feng2012CompleteIW,
  title={Complete immunosuppression withdrawal and subsequent allograft function among pediatric recipients of parental living donor liver transplants.},
  author={Sandy Feng and Udeme D Ekong and Steven J. Lobritto and Anthony Jack Demetris and John P. Roberts and Philip John Rosenthal and Estella M. Alonso and Mary Carmelle Philogene and David Ikl{\'e} and Katharine M Poole and Nancy D. Bridges and Laurence A Turka and Nadia K. Tchao},
  journal={JAMA},
  year={2012},
  volume={307 3},
  pages={283-93}
}
CONTEXT Although life-saving, liver transplantation burdens children with lifelong immunosuppression and substantial potential for morbidity and mortality. OBJECTIVE To establish the feasibility of immunosuppression withdrawal in pediatric living donor liver transplant recipients. DESIGN, SETTING, AND PATIENTS Prospective, multicenter, open-label, single-group pilot trial conducted in 20 stable pediatric recipients (11 male; 55%) of parental living donor liver transplants for diseases other… CONTINUE READING
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