Chapter 24. Evaluation of the Candidate

  1. Richard N. Fine MD Dean Distinguished Professor of Pediatrics3,
  2. Steven A. Webber MBChB, MRCP Professor of Pediatrics4,
  3. Kim M. Olthoff MD, FACS Associate Professor of Surgery Director5,
  4. Deirdre A. Kelly MD, FRCPI, FRCP, FRCPCH Professor of Paediatric Hepatology6 and
  5. William E. Harmon MD Professor of Pediatrics7
  1. Binita M. Kamath MBBChir Fellow1 and
  2. Elizabeth B. Rand MD Associate Professor Medical Director Director Gastroenterology and Nutrition Fellowship Program1,2

Published Online: 5 MAY 2009

DOI: 10.1002/9781444312720.ch24

Pediatric Solid Organ Transplantation, Second Edition

Pediatric Solid Organ Transplantation, Second Edition

How to Cite

Kamath, B. M. and Rand, E. B. (2007) Evaluation of the Candidate, 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.ch24

Editor Information

  1. 3

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

  2. 4

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

  3. 5

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

  4. 6

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

  5. 7

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

Author Information

  1. 1

    University of Pennsylvania, The Fred and Suzanne Biesecker Liver Center, Division of Gastroenterology and Nutrition, Children's Hospital of Philadelphia, Philadelphia, PA, USA

  2. 2

    Liver Transplant Program, USA

Publication History

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

ISBN Information

Print ISBN: 9781405124072

Online ISBN: 9781444312720



  • acute liver failure;
  • maximal medical management;
  • immunologic function and hemodynamic function;
  • living donor transplantation;
  • Doppler ultrasound of hepatic vessels;
  • end-stage liver disease;
  • medium chain triglycerides (MCT);
  • respiratory syncytial virus (RSV)


This chapter contains sections titled:

  • Goals of Evaluation

  • Indications for Liver Transplantation

  • Contraindications to Pediatric Liver Transplantation

  • Medical Evaluation of the Candidate

  • Listing for Transplantation

  • Management of the Child Awaiting Liver Transplantation

  • Conclusions

  • References