Posts Tagged ‘Long-term outcomes’

December 19, 2011

Factors associated with work status at 5 and 10 years after heart transplantation.


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The authors sought to study factors that influence work status over the long term after heart transplantation at 4 US transplant centres. They utilized a range of instruments to ascertain clinical, health status, and demographic factors that predicted those who work and did not work at 5 and 10 years post-transplant. Their sample was predominately […]

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August 14, 2011

Monitoring and Managing Graft Health in the Kidney Transplant Recipient


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This is an introduction to a collection of articles focusing on care of the healthy renal transplant recipient after the early post-transplant period. The articles in this section focus on the components of a routine clinic visit, the metabolic syndrome, proteinuria and anemia. The focus is on recognizing and managing those factors that play an […]

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July 4, 2011

Solid Organ Allograft Survival Improvement in the United States: The Long-Term Does Not Mirror the Dramatic Short-Term Success


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This article reviews registry outcomes of heart, liver, lung, pancreas and intestine transplantation in the United States over a twenty-year period. While one-year graft survival and first-year attrition rates have made considerable progress over this time, attrition rates over the long-term have shown little improvement. This highlights the need to focus efforts on the causes […]

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