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Post-liver transplant survival rates high among pediatric, adult patients with lethal genetic syndromes

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Patients who underwent liver transplantation to treat lethal genetic syndromes experienced high rates of survival, while factors such as age and preoperative life support increased mortality risk, in a recent study. Researchers evaluated data from 78 adults and 74 pediatric patients who underwent orthotopic liver transplantation for lethal genetic syndromes between Feb. 1, 1984 and Sept. 9, 2012 at the University of California, Los Angeles. Diagnostic methods and treatment outcomes, including recurrence and graft and patient survival, were compared between groups. more

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