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Baby who received UF&Shands’ first pediatric liver transplant since program reactivation now thriving

Published: Mar 5th, 2013

Now that Chelsey Hoyle is rid of her scarred, dysfunctional liver, the 1-year-old can really get down to the business of being a baby.

Chelsey received part of an adult liver during a transplant operation in early November, less than a month before her first birthday. The operation was UF&Shands’ first pediatric liver transplant since the program’s seven-month hiatus and its reactivation in April 2012. The program is one of only two in Florida.

UF&Shands reactivates adult, pediatric liver transplant programs

Published: Apr 25th, 2012

UF&Shands, the University of Florida Academic Health Center, has reactivated its adult and pediatric liver transplant programs and can resume performing liver transplants immediately, officials said today. The United Network […]

Aging alone does not explain breakdown in liver cell processes, UF research team finds

Published: Dec 16th, 2011

UF department of surgery researchers have uncovered more information about why elderly patients often fare poorly after liver surgery, and why livers donated by elderly people often experience ischemia-reperfusion injury […]

UF scientists find clues to aid recovery in aged livers, improve transplant success

UF scientists find clues to aid recovery in aged livers, improve transplant success

Published: Nov 1st, 2010

University of Florida scientists have identified a key cellular process involved in age-related damage to the liver — and ways to reverse that damage by manipulating genes or administering certain […]