Outcomes in pediatric solid-organ transplantation.

  title={Outcomes in pediatric solid-organ transplantation.},
  author={Christopher LaRosa and Hobart J Baluarte and Kevin E. C. Meyers},
  journal={Pediatric transplantation},
  volume={15 2},
LaR Pediatric solid-organ transplantation is an increasingly successful treatment for organ failure. Five- and 10-yr patient survival rates have dramatically improved over the last couple of decades, and currently, over 80% of pediatric patients survive into adolescence and young adulthood. Waiting list mortality has been a concern for liver, heart, and intestinal transplantation, illustrating the importance of transplant as a life-saving therapy. Unfortunately, the success of pediatric… CONTINUE READING