July 4, 2011

Solid-Organ Transplantation in Childhood: Transitioning to Adult Health Care


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With vast advances in long-term survival after pediatric solid organ transplantation, psychosocial and morbidity issues are now recognized as paramount as children (and their caregivers) transition to adult health care systems. This state of the art review article describes hurdles and barriers to successful transition to adult care of long-term pediatric survivors of organ transplantation, and practical tools and strategies from the literature for establishing successful transition of children to adult care systems.

 

Cardiac Transplantation, Liver Transplantation, Lung Transplantation, Renal Transplantation

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