Long-term effects of liver transplantation on bone mineral density in children with end-stage liver disease: a 2-year prospective study.

@article{Okajima2003LongtermEO,
  title={Long-term effects of liver transplantation on bone mineral density in children with end-stage liver disease: a 2-year prospective study.},
  author={Hideaki Okajima and Chohei Shigeno and Yukihiro Inomata and Hiroto Egawa and Shinji Uemoto and Katsuhiro Asonuma and Tetsuya Kiuchi and J. Konishi and Koichi Tanaka},
  journal={Liver transplantation : official publication of the American Association for the Study of Liver Diseases and the International Liver Transplantation Society},
  year={2003},
  volume={9 4},
  pages={
          360-4
        }
}
In children with end-stage liver disease, little is known regarding the long-term effects of liver transplantation on bone. In this 2-year prospective study, we evaluated the effects of liver transplantation on bone mineral density (BMD) and on other parameters of bone metabolism in 30 consecutive children with biliary atresia who underwent liver transplantation after failed Kasai operation. Tacrolimus and steroids were used as immunosuppressants. BMD of the first through fourth lumbar spine… CONTINUE READING
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