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dc.contributor.authorAl-Aradi, A
dc.contributor.authorPhelan, P J
dc.contributor.authorO'Kelly, P
dc.contributor.authorKhan, A H
dc.contributor.authorRahman, M A
dc.contributor.authorHanley, A
dc.contributor.authorHo, C
dc.contributor.authorKheradmand, F
dc.contributor.authorHickey, D
dc.contributor.authorSpencer, S
dc.contributor.authorMagee, C
dc.contributor.authorWalshe, J J
dc.contributor.authorMorgan, N
dc.contributor.authorConlon, P J
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.language.isoen
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
html.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.


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