Pediatric Sentinel Articles

The pediatric end-stage liver disease (PELD) model as a predictor of survival benefit and posttransplant survival in pediatric liver transplant recipients.

Barshes NR, Lee TC, Udell IW, O'Mahoney CA, Karpen SJ, Carter BA, Goss JA. Liver Transpl. 2006 Mar;12(3):475-80. PMID: 16436962.

Health status of children alive 10 years after pediatric liver transplantation performed in the US and Canada: report of the studies of pediatric liver transplantation experience.

Ng VL, Alonso EM, Bucuvalas JC, et al; Studies of Pediatric Liver Transplantation (SPLIT) Research Group. J Pediatr. 2012 May;160(5):820-6.e3. PMID:22192813

Biliary atresia: clinical profiles, risk factors, and outcomes of 755 patients listed for liver transplantation.

Utterson EC, Shepherd RQ, Sokol RJ, Bucuvalas J, Magee JC, McDiarmid SV, Anand R for SPLIT research group. J Pediatr. 2005; 147:180-185. PMID 16126046.

Cognitive and academic outcomes after pediatric liver transplantation: Functional Outcomes Group (FOG) results

Sorensen LG, Neighbors K, Martz K, Zelko F, Bucuvalas JC, Alonso EM: for Studies of Pediatric Liver Transplantation (SPLIT) and Functional Outcomes Group (FOG). Am J Transplant 2011: 11:303-311. PMID 21272236.

Complete immunosuppression withdrawal and subsequent allograft function among pediatric recipients of parental living donor liver transplants.

Feng S, Ekong UD, Lobritto SJ, Demetris AJ, Roberts JP, Rosenthal P, Alonso EM, Philogene MC, Ikle D, Poole KM, Bridges ND, Turka LA, Tchao NK. JAMA 2012 Jan 18;307(3):283-93. PMID: 22253395

A multivariate analysis of pre-, peri-, and post-transplant factors affecting outcome after pediatric liver transplantation.

McDiarmid SV, Anand R, Martz K, Millis MJ, Mazariegos G

Risk factors for rejection and infection in pediatric liver transplantation.

Shepherd RW, Turmelle Y, Nadler M, Lowell JA, Narkewicz MR, McDiarmid SV, Anand R, Song C; SPLIT Research Group. Am J Transplant. 2008 Feb;8(2):396-403. Epub 2007 Dec 19. PMID: 18162090

Guidelines/Position Statements

Long-Term Medical Management of the Pediatric Patient After liver Transplantation: 2013 Practice Guideline by the AASLD and AST

Kelly DA, Bucuvalas JC, Alonso EM et al. Liver Transplantation 2013. 19:798-825. PMID:23836431

Evaluation for Liver Transplantation in Adults: 2013 Practice Guideline by the AASLD and the AST.

Martin P, DiMartini A, Feng S, Brown Jr R, Fallon M. Hepatology 2014. 59(3):1144-1165. PMID: 24716201.

Management of Acute Rejection in Paediatric Liver Transplantation.

Thangarajah D, O'Meara M, Dhawan A. Pediatr Drugs 2013; 15:459-471. PMID: 23925711

Liver Biopsy in Children: Position Paper of the ESPGHAN Hepatology Committee.

Dezsofi A, Baumann U, Dhawan A, Durmaz O, Fishler B, Hadzic N, Hierro L, Lacaille F, McLin VA, Nobili V, Socha P, Vajro P, Knisely AS. J Ped Gastro Nutr 2015; 60(3): 408-420.


Requires AASLD membership/not all are free access
  • Pediatric Indication for Liver Transplantation – Estella Alonso 2010
  • Immunosuppression/transplant immunology – Russell H. Wiesner 2010
  • Deceased donors/Liver resection/Transplant surgery – Shawn Pelletier 2010
  • Ascites/Hepatorenal syndrome – Juan Cordoba 2010

AASLD Series

Core/Base Textbook

  • Liver Transplantation, Chapter 28.
  • Diseases of the Liver in Children 2014 Hsu E, Reyes J. Murray KF, Horslen S, eds.


  • Liver transplantation in children: indications and surgical aspects, Chapter 43
  • Liver transplantation in children: post-transplant care, Chapter 44
  • Liver Disease in Children 2014. Suchy FJ, Sokol RJ, Balistreri WF, eds.


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