It's time to look at quality of life after pediatric intestine transplant, experts say

07/29/2013 | Medscape (free registration)

Researchers at Children's Hospital of Pittsburgh said children who live at least five years after an intestine transplant generally have good health but may experience slower than normal growth. These children usually take immunosuppression drugs at low doses, are steroid-free and have nutritional autonomy, which Dr. Beverly Kosmach-Park said should free up researchers to focus on quality of life issues.

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