Liver disease in the young adult: the challenges and rewards.

Thompson, Fiona M, Ferguson, James W, Kelly, Deirdre A and Hirschfield, Gideon M (2019) Liver disease in the young adult: the challenges and rewards. The lancet. Gastroenterology & hepatology, 4 (3). pp. 248-254. ISSN 2468-1253.

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Increasing numbers of children are surviving into adulthood with a diagnosis of liver disease or having undergone liver transplantation. This population presents some challenges for the adult hepatologist, and a formal transition service clearly improves outcomes for patients in this group. Evidence of ongoing neurological development in young people up to the age of 25 years exists, and understanding these physiological processes is important in overcoming some of the challenges that caring for this population presents. A well designed transition service is key to maximising potential for these patients, and should enable young people to take control of their illness and achieve their life goals.

Item Type: Article
Subjects: WK Endocrine system. Endocrinology
Divisions: Emergency Services > Renal
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Depositing User: Mr Philip O'Reilly
Date Deposited: 18 Mar 2019 16:16
Last Modified: 18 Mar 2019 16:16

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