Paediatric liver transplantation in Johannesburg.
Article Type: Brief article
Subject: Liver (Transplantation)
Liver (Usage)
Liver (Health aspects)
Children (Surgery)
Children (Usage)
Children (Health aspects)
Pub Date: 04/01/2012
Publication: Name: South African Medical Journal Publisher: South African Medical Association Audience: Academic Format: Magazine/Journal Subject: Health Copyright: COPYRIGHT 2012 South African Medical Association ISSN: 0256-9574
Issue: Date: April, 2012 Source Volume: 102 Source Issue: 4
Geographic: Geographic Scope: Sub-Saharan Africa Geographic Code: 60SUB Subsaharan Africa
Accession Number: 286392539
Full Text: The Wits Donald Gordon Medical Centre paediatric liver transplant programme is the second such unit in sub-Saharan Africa. Loveland and colleagues (5) evaluate their progress since its initiation in 2005. Despite a shortage of organs they overcame a steep learning curve, with results comparable with other early series. The current threat to the viability of their unit is the lack of appropriately trained paediatric hepatologists and intensivists.


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