November 18, 2011

Adherence to Immunosuppression in Adult Lung Transplant Recipients: Prevalence and Risk Factors


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Adherence to medications has not been well studied in lung transplant recipients.  Using a Medication Event Monitoring System, tacrolimus intake was prospectively monitored in 91 lung transplant recipients for a median of 95 days.  Medication adherence was 92.3%.  14% of patients had one or two drug holidays.  Non-adherent patients tended to be younger and with lower ability for self care.

Lung Transplantation

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