October 1, 2011

Medical adherence in pediatric organ transplantation: what are the next steps?


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There is a growing body of research on the high rates and negative consequences of non-adherence after transplantation. This article reviews the current literature on medication and regimen adherence after transplantation with the goal of identifying gaps in the literature, as well as suggestions for future research. The authors highlight the current knowledge but emphasize the gaps and challenges in the area of adherence research which include the requirement for clear definitions of clinically significant non-adherence, better understanding of risk factors, and a strong need for interventional research to both prevent and treat non-adherence.

Cardiac Transplantation, Liver Transplantation, Lung Transplantation, Renal Transplantation

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