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Recalling the goal of providing a normal life for pediatric liver transplant recipients, transplant surgeon, Dr. George V. Mazariegos, discusses the  current state of pediatric liver transplant in this CME offering from the Children's Hospital of Pittsburgh of UPMC. The presentation provides a review of the determinants of early outcomes, surgical and medical factors that impact long term survival, and the assessment of the pediatric transplant recipient following surgery.

Educational Objectives:

Upon completion of this activity, participants should be able to:

  • Discuss the distribution of mortality after pediatric liver transplant.
  • Describe the patient and graft survival after the first year post transplant.
  • Evaluate the major medical complications after pediatric liver transplantation.

Disclosures:

Dr. Mazariegos has no relevant relationships with any entities producing healthcare goods or services.

Accreditation Statement:

The University of Pittsburgh School of Medicine is accredited by the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education (ACCME) to provide continuing medical education for physicians.

The University of Pittsburgh School of Medicine designates this enduring material for a maximum of 0.5 AMA PRA Category 1 CreditsTM and self-assessment credits toward Part 2 of the ABS MOC Program. Each physician should only claim credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity. Other health care professionals are awarded (0.05) continuing education units (CEU) which are equivalent to 0.5 contact hours.

For your credit transcript, please access our website 4 weeks post-completion at http://ccehs.upmc.edu and follow the link to the Credit Transcript page. If you do not provide the last 5 digits of your SSN on the next page you will not be able to access a CME credit transcript. Providing your SSN is voluntary.

Release Date: 6/30/2011 | Last Modified On: 11/26/2013 | Expires: 11/26/2014

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