Journal article

Cognitive and Behavioural Outcomes of Paediatric Liver Transplantation for Ornithine Transcarbamylase Deficiency.

Louise Crowe, Vicki Anderson, Winita Hardikar, Avihu Boneh

JIMD reports | Published : 2019

Abstract

Ornithine Trans-Carbamylase (OTC) deficiency is the most common disorder of the urea cycle. Cognitive impairments in skills such as attention and executive function have been reported in individuals with OTC deficiency who are managed with medication. In some cases, children undergo liver transplantation (LTx) to correct the metabolic defect. The metabolic and medical outcomes of LTx are generally good. However, little is known about the impacts on cognition. In this study, four children (three female) completed detailed neuropsychological batteries prior to (n = 6) and following LTx (n = 8 assessments). Children's age at assessment ranged from 3 to 11 years. The battery included standardise..

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