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Drs. Kapil Chopra and George Mazariegos each present from the 2015 Update in Hepatology, Gastroenterology, and Transplantation conference. These experts will present updates on various topics, including abnormal function tests and long term outcomes of children after liver transplantation.

Educational objectives:

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

  • Recognize common etiologies; and develop an approach to their evaluation in a prioritized manner
  • Develop an approach to their evaluation in a prioritized manner
  • Improve their management of later liver allograft dysfunction in children so that proper diagnostic strategies can be utilized.

Reading Resources:

  1. Yehia BR, et al. PLoS One. 2014;9:e101554.
  2. Zein NN, et al. Ann Intern Med. 1996;125:634-639.  
  3. Smith BD, et al. MMWR Recomm Rep. 2012;61:1-32.
  4. Moyer VA; US Preventive Services Task Force. Ann Intern Med. 2013;159:349-357.
  5. Ioannou George et al. Am J Gastroenterol 2006;101:76–82
  6. Kundrotas LW et al. Dig Dis Sci 1993
  7. Katkov WN et al. Ann Intern Med 1991
  8. Goh A; Terasaki Foundation Laboratory, Los Angeles, CA, USA. Clin Transpl. 2008:19-34; An analysis of liver transplant survival rates from the UNOS registry.
  9. KM Probability of rejection in 5 year survivors    Ng et al, Pediatrics, 2008


Drs. Chopra and Mazariegos have reported no relevant relationships with any entities producing health care goods or services.

All presenters disclosure of relevant financial relationships with any entity producing, marketing, re-selling, or distributing health care goods or services, used on, or consumed by, patients is listed above.  No other planners, members of the planning committee, speakers, presenters, authors, content reviewers and/or anyone else in a position to control the content of this education activity have relevant financial relationships to disclose.

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 1.0 AMA PRA Category 1 Credits™. Each physician should only claim credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity. Other health care professionals are awarded (0.1) continuing education units (CEU) which are equivalent to 1.0 contact hour.

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Release Date: 10/20/15 | Last Modified On: 2/13/2017 | Expires: 2/13/2018

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