Posts Tagged ‘kidney’

June 21, 2013

Is there an association between immunosuppressant therapy medication adherence and depression, quality of life, and personality traits in the kidney and liver transplant population?


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In the following study, researchers measured the association of transplant patients’ personality, depression, and quality of life with medication adherence in a cross-sectional group of kidney and liver transplant recipients greater than 1 year post-transplant.86 kidney and 50 liver transplant patients completed the surveys. Results found kidney transplant patients who exhibited “low openness” scores were […]

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December 19, 2011

Clinical and hemodynamic effects of renin-angiotensin system blockade in cardiac transplant recipients.


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The use of antihypertensive agents varies from center to center.  This article provides further support for the routine use of ACE inhibitors as first-line agents in heart transplant recipients for additional renal protective and hemodynamic benefits.

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