An assessment of the long-term health outcome of renal transplant recipients in Ireland.

Hdl Handle:
http://hdl.handle.net/10147/127506
Title:
An assessment of the long-term health outcome of renal transplant recipients in Ireland.
Authors:
Al-Aradi, A; Phelan, P J; O'Kelly, P; Khan, A H; Rahman, M A; Hanley, A; Ho, C; Kheradmand, F; Hickey, D; Spencer, S; Magee, C; Walshe, J J; Morgan, N; Conlon, P J
Affiliation:
Department of Nephrology, Beaumont Hospital, Dublin 9, Ireland, ali.alaradi07@gmail.com.
Citation:
An assessment of the long-term health outcome of renal transplant recipients in Ireland. 2009: Ir J Med Sci
Journal:
Irish journal of medical science
Issue Date:
4-Jun-2009
URI:
http://hdl.handle.net/10147/127506
DOI:
10.1007/s11845-009-0363-z
PubMed ID:
19495831
Abstract:
BACKGROUND: Renal transplantation remains the preferred method of renal replacement therapy in terms of patient survival, quality of life and cost. However, patients have a high risk of complications ranging from rejection episodes, infection and cancer, amongst others. AIMS AND METHODS: In this study, we sought to determine the long-term health outcomes and preventive health measures undertaken for the 1,536 living renal transplant patients in Ireland using a self-reported questionnaire. Outcomes were divided into categories, namely, general health information, allograft-related information, immunosuppression-related complications and preventive health measures. RESULTS: The results demonstrate a high rate of cardiovascular, neoplastic and infectious complications in our transplant patients. Moreover, preventive health measures are often not undertaken by patients and lifestyle choices can be poor. CONCLUSIONS: This study highlights the work needed by the transplantation community to improve patient education, adjust immunosuppression where necessary and aggressively manage patient risk factors.
Item Type:
Article In Press
ISSN:
1863-4362

Full metadata record

DC FieldValue Language
dc.contributor.authorAl-Aradi, Aen
dc.contributor.authorPhelan, P Jen
dc.contributor.authorO'Kelly, Pen
dc.contributor.authorKhan, A Hen
dc.contributor.authorRahman, M Aen
dc.contributor.authorHanley, Aen
dc.contributor.authorHo, Cen
dc.contributor.authorKheradmand, Fen
dc.contributor.authorHickey, Den
dc.contributor.authorSpencer, Sen
dc.contributor.authorMagee, Cen
dc.contributor.authorWalshe, J Jen
dc.contributor.authorMorgan, Nen
dc.contributor.authorConlon, P Jen
dc.date.accessioned2011-04-06T14:53:42Z-
dc.date.available2011-04-06T14:53:42Z-
dc.date.issued2009-06-04-
dc.identifier.citationAn assessment of the long-term health outcome of renal transplant recipients in Ireland. 2009: Ir J Med Scien
dc.identifier.issn1863-4362-
dc.identifier.pmid19495831-
dc.identifier.doi10.1007/s11845-009-0363-z-
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/10147/127506-
dc.description.abstractBACKGROUND: Renal transplantation remains the preferred method of renal replacement therapy in terms of patient survival, quality of life and cost. However, patients have a high risk of complications ranging from rejection episodes, infection and cancer, amongst others. AIMS AND METHODS: In this study, we sought to determine the long-term health outcomes and preventive health measures undertaken for the 1,536 living renal transplant patients in Ireland using a self-reported questionnaire. Outcomes were divided into categories, namely, general health information, allograft-related information, immunosuppression-related complications and preventive health measures. RESULTS: The results demonstrate a high rate of cardiovascular, neoplastic and infectious complications in our transplant patients. Moreover, preventive health measures are often not undertaken by patients and lifestyle choices can be poor. CONCLUSIONS: This study highlights the work needed by the transplantation community to improve patient education, adjust immunosuppression where necessary and aggressively manage patient risk factors.-
dc.languageENG-
dc.titleAn assessment of the long-term health outcome of renal transplant recipients in Ireland.en
dc.typeArticle In Pressen
dc.contributor.departmentDepartment of Nephrology, Beaumont Hospital, Dublin 9, Ireland, ali.alaradi07@gmail.com.en
dc.identifier.journalIrish journal of medical scienceen
dc.description.provinceLeinster-

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