Management considerations and long-term outcomes in an aging population with biliary atresia
Background: Biliary Atresia (BA) is the obstruction of bile flow due to progressive ascending destruction and obliteration of part or the entire extrahepatic biliary tree. It affects between one in 8...
Pediatric Liver Transplant Prioritization
Why is pediatric prioritization important? Ethical considerations Before discussing how pediatric patients are being prioritized on liver transplant waitlists, it is important to discuss the ethical...
Little Livers, BIG Problems! Gestational Alloimmune Liver Disease
Read this post to better prepare you for your next NICU consult on neonatal liver failure!
Transitions of Care
Healthcare Transition for Pediatric Liver Transplant Patients Definitions Healthcare transition (HCT) is defined as the active process that addresses the medical, psychosocial, and educational...
Pediatric Liver Transplantation and Social Determinants of Health
To Band or Not To Band? Esophageal Varices in the Pediatric Population
Quick recap of anatomy: Approximately, 2/3rd of blood supply to the liver is via the portal vein . Increase in amount of blood flow, resistance, or both will increase portal pressures . The changes in...
Pediatric Hepatitis B
Put your knowledge to the test in this Clinical Pearls post reviewing prevention, screening, diagnosis and treatment of HBV infections in pediatric patients!
How does one prognosticate outcomes in pediatric primary sclerosing cholangitis? https://pubmed.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/32464706/
Do Steroids Improve Outcomes After Kasai Hepatoportoenterostomy
Peeling Back The Layers of Pediatric Primary Sclerosing Cholangitis
Pathophysiology and Natural History Primary sclerosing cholangitis (PSC) is a chronic, cholestatic liver disease, thought to be immune-mediated in nature, characterized by inflammation and fibrosis of...