Transplantation 2021 Jan 19. Epub 2021 Jan 19.
1. Transplantation Center, National Center for Child Health and Development, Tokyo, Japan 2. Department of Surgery, Graduate School of Medicine, Osaka University, Osaka, Japan 3. Department of Surgery, Nagasaki University Graduate School of Biomedical Sciences, Nagasaki, Japan 4. Department of Surgery, Institute of Gastroenterology, Tokyo Women's Medical University, Tokyo, Japan 5. Department of Diagnostic Pathology, Graduate School of Medicine, Kyoto University, Kyoto, Japan 6. Department of Surgery, National Center for Global Health and Medicine, Tokyo, Japan 7. Department of Gastroenterology and Medicine, Fukuoka University School of Medicine, Fukuoka, Japan 8. Department of Hepato-Pancreatic-Biliary and Breast Surgery, Ehime University Graduate School of Medicine, Ehime, Japan 9. Department for the Promotion of Regional Medicine, Shinshu University School of Medicine, Matsumoto, Nagano, Japan 10. Shiga Medical University, Shiga, Japan 11. Department of Gastroenterological and Transplant Surgery, Applied Life Sciences, Institute of Biomedical and Health Sciences, Hiroshima University, Hiroshima, Japan.
Background: The Japanese Liver Transplantation Society (JLTS), a cooperative research consortium, was established in 1980 in order to characterize and follow trends in patient characteristics and graft survival among all liver transplant patients in Japan. This study analyzed factors that may affect the current outcomes of pediatric patients who undergo LT by evaluating one of the largest pediatric LT cohorts in the world.
Methods: Between November 1989 and December 2018, 3347 pediatric patients underwent LT in Japan. Read More