Predicting survival among high-risk pediatric cardiac transplant recipients: an analysis of the United Network for Organ Sharing database.

@article{Davies2008PredictingSA,
  title={Predicting survival among high-risk pediatric cardiac transplant recipients: an analysis of the United Network for Organ Sharing database.},
  author={Ryan Robert Davies and Mark J. Russo and Seema Mital and Timothy M Martens and Robert S Sorabella and Kimberly N. Hong and Annetine Christine Gelijns and Alan J. Moskowitz and Jan M. Quaegebeur and Ralph S. Mosca and Jonathan M. Chen},
  journal={The Journal of thoracic and cardiovascular surgery},
  year={2008},
  volume={135 1},
  pages={147-55, 155.e1-2}
}
OBJECTIVE Studies of high-risk pediatric cardiac transplant recipients are lacking. The purpose of this study is to evaluate early posttransplant survival in high-risk pediatric patients. METHODS The United Network for Organ Sharing (UNOS) provided de-identified patient-level data. The study population included 3502 recipients aged less than 21 years who underwent transplantation from January 1, 1995, through December 31, 2005. Recipients were stratified on the basis of the presence or… CONTINUE READING