Posts Tagged ‘organ transplantation’

April 14, 2012

Immunosuppressant nonadherence in heart, liver, and lung transplant patients: Associations with medication beliefs and illness perceptions.


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A cross sectional study of 193 liver, 87 heart, and 46 lung transplant recipients > 16 years of age explored patients

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April 14, 2012

Should we retransplant a patient who is non-adherent? A literature review and critical reflection.


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Graft loss due to medication non-adherence remains a significant obstacle to optimal long-term outcomes for the transplant community. The decision to retransplant a patient who has been non-adherent to their medication regimen is one of ethical debate, yet little evidence exists to guide health professionals in this process. This manuscript sought to fill this gap […]

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July 4, 2011

Stress and Coping in Caregivers of Patients Awaiting Solid Organ Transplantation


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This studied evaluated stress and coping in 612 primary caregivers of potential candidates for lung, liver, heart, and/or kidney transplantation at the time of the candidate’s initial pre-transplant psychosocial evaluation. Caregivers were generally well adjusted, with only 17% exhibiting clinical symptoms of depression and 13% reporting clinical levels of anxiety. Caregivers evidenced a high degree […]

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