Chapter 20. Post-Transplant Management

  1. Richard N. Fine MD Dean Distinguished Professor of Pediatrics2,
  2. Steven A. Webber MBChB, MRCP Professor of Pediatrics3,
  3. Kim M. Olthoff MD, FACS Associate Professor of Surgery Director4,
  4. Deirdre A. Kelly MD, FRCPI, FRCP, FRCPCH Professor of Paediatric Hepatology5 and
  5. William E. Harmon MD Professor of Pediatrics6
  1. Jodi M. Smith MD Acting Assistant Professor and
  2. Ruth A. McDonald MD Associate Professor

Published Online: 5 MAY 2009

DOI: 10.1002/9781444312720.ch20

Pediatric Solid Organ Transplantation, Second Edition

Pediatric Solid Organ Transplantation, Second Edition

How to Cite

Smith, J. M. and McDonald, R. A. (2007) Post-Transplant Management, in Pediatric Solid Organ Transplantation, Second Edition (eds R. N. Fine, S. A. Webber, K. M. Olthoff, D. A. Kelly and W. E. Harmon), Blackwell Publishing Ltd., Oxford, UK. doi: 10.1002/9781444312720.ch20

Editor Information

  1. 2

    Stony Brook University School of Medicine, Stony Brook, New York 11794-8111, USA

  2. 3

    University of Pittsburgh School of Medicine, Division of Cardiology, Children's Hospital, 3705 Fifth Avenue, Pittsburgh, PA 15213, USA

  3. 4

    Liver Transplant Program, University of Pennsylvania and the Children's Hospital of Philadelphia, 2 Dulles, 3400 Spruce Street, Philadelphia, PA 19104, USA

  4. 5

    The Liver Unit, Birmingham Children's Hospital NHS Trust, Steelhouse Lane, Birmingham, B4 6NH, UK

  5. 6

    Division of Nephrology, Children's Hospital Boston, Harvard Medical School, 300 Longwood Avenue, Hunn-319, Boston, MA 02115, USA

Author Information

  1. Division of Nephrology, Children's Hospital and Regional Medical Center, University of Washington, Seattle, WA, USA

Publication History

  1. Published Online: 5 MAY 2009
  2. Published Print: 24 JAN 2007

ISBN Information

Print ISBN: 9781405124072

Online ISBN: 9781444312720



  • pediatric kidney transplantation;
  • post-transplant lymphoproliferative disease (PTLD);
  • oximetry and chest X-ray (CXR);
  • blood urea nitrogen (BUN);
  • polyclonal and monoclonal T-cell antibodies;
  • serum phosphorus levels;
  • magnesium protein complex;
  • immunosuppressive therapies;
  • delayed graft function (DGF)


This chapter contains sections titled:

  • Inpatient Management

  • Immunosuppression

  • Complications

  • Discharge Planning

  • Outpatient Management

  • Conclusions

  • References