Functional Outcomes in Pediatric Liver Transplantion

Investigator: Philip J. Rosenthal, MD
Sponsor: Lurie Children's Hospital of Chicago

Location(s): United States


The Functional Outcomes Group (FOG) research project, is a multi-center project funded by the National Institute of Health (NIH) to study health related quality of life and cognitive ​development in children who have survived liver transplantation. The FOG study will assemble quality of life data from over 1000 children at various intervals after transplantation and attempt to identify medical practices that could optimize physical, cognitive and social function in future pediatric recipients. 

In collabora​tion with psychologist Lisa Sorensen, PhD, FOG investigators at 19 centers across North America are performing d​etailed longitudinal neuro-cognitive testing on pediatric liver transplant recipients.