The importance of nutrition for pediatric liver transplant patients

Clin Exp Hepatol. 2016 Sep;2(3):105-108. doi: 10.5114/ceh.2016.61665. Epub 2016 Aug 5.


Pediatric liver transplantation has changed the poor prognosis for children with liver failure, some metabolic diseases and liver tumors. With the increase of survival, long-term maintenance has become a priority. Therefore, obtaining appropriate nutrition, physical growth, bone metabolism, endocrine function and psychosocial development has become one of the most important long-term objectives. This article presents an up-to-date review and recommendation of nutrition assessment, both before and after liver transplantation.

Keywords: children; nutrition; transplant recipients.

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  • Review