Longitudinal study of cognitive and academic outcomes after pediatric liver transplantation

Sorensen, L. G.; Neighbors, K.; Martz, K.; Zelko, F.; Bucuvalas, J. C.; Alonso, E. M.

J Pediatr. 2014 May 8; 165(1):65-72.e2

Abstract

OBJECTIVE: To determine the evolution of cognitive and academic deficits and risk factors in children after liver transplantation. STUDY DESIGN: Patients >/=2 years after liver transplantation were recruited through Studies of Pediatric Liver Transplantation. Participants age 5-6 years at Time 1 completed the Wechsler Preschool and Primary Scale of Intelligence, 3rd edition, Wide Range Achievement Test, 4th edition, and Behavior Rating Inventory of Executive Function (BRIEF). Participants were retested at age 7-9 years, Time 2 (T2), by use of the Wechsler Intelligence Scales for Children, 4th edition, Wide Range Achievement Test, 4th edition, and BRIEF. Medical and demographic variables significant at P

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