The Liver and Intestinal Transplant team is dedicated to constantly improving the care provided to patients. Ongoing research projects are helping improve outcomes and enhance overall patient care.
Studies of Pediatric Liver Transplantation (SPLIT)
This multicenter study collects scientific data on pediatric liver transplantation. The study focuses on data collection, which provides important information about participants' liver disease, transplant procedure, and results to be added to a national database. This database is the first to prospectively collect information about the practices and outcomes of pediatric liver transplantation in the United States and Canada. The study is open to all patients under 18 who have received a liver or combined liver/kidney transplant or are currently are waiting for a transplant.
Quality Improvement Program
This program is designed to evaluate our team's care processes in order to make regular improvements that are beneficial to patients and families. The Quality Improvement Program has resulted in:
- Average PICU stays down from 6-7 days to 4-5 days average stay, by establishing a dedicated anesthesiology group
- Decreased days on breathing tube (from 2 days to a half day)
- Amount of antibiotics down to 48 hours posttransplant