Outcomes following liver transplantation

Semin Pediatr Surg. 2008 May;17(2):123-30. doi: 10.1053/j.sempedsurg.2008.02.008.


As the field of Liver Transplantation has matured, survival alone is no longer an acceptable single metric of success. This chapter explores the impact of the PELD system for donor organ allocation, surgical modification of donor organs, living donation, and long-term transplant-related complications on overall quality of life and outcome. Strategies to improve survival, overall outcome, and health-related quality of life in long-term recipients are outlined.

MeSH terms

  • Child
  • Disease Progression
  • Follow-Up Studies
  • Humans
  • Immunosuppressive Agents / adverse effects
  • Immunosuppressive Agents / therapeutic use
  • Liver Failure / mortality
  • Liver Failure / surgery*
  • Liver Function Tests
  • Liver Transplantation / methods*
  • Liver Transplantation / mortality
  • Outcome and Process Assessment, Health Care
  • Postoperative Complications / etiology*
  • Postoperative Complications / mortality
  • Quality of Life
  • Risk Factors
  • Survival Rate
  • Tissue Donors / supply & distribution
  • Tissue Survival


  • Immunosuppressive Agents