Paediatric liver transplantation in Johannesburg.
|Article Type:||Brief article|
Liver (Health aspects)
Children (Health aspects)
|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|
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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