Psychiatric issues in pediatric organ transplantation.
|Title||Psychiatric issues in pediatric organ transplantation.|
|Publication Type||Journal Article|
|Year of Publication||2010|
|Journal||Child and adolescent psychiatric clinics of North America|
|Date Published||2010 Apr|
|Keywords||Adolescent, Child, Child, Preschool, Guilt, Hospitalization, Humans, Infant, Mental Disorders, Organ Transplantation, Patient Compliance, Quality of Life, Questionnaires, Suicide, Attempted, Survival Rate, Young Adult|
Solid organ transplantation has become the first line of treatment for a growing number of life-threatening pediatric illnesses. With improved survival, research into the long-term outcome of transplant recipients has become important to clinicians. Adherence to medical instructions remains a challenge, particularly in the adolescent population. New immunosuppressant approaches promise to expand organ transplantation in additional directions. Extension of transplantation into replacement of organs such as faces and hands raises complex ethical issues.
|Alternate Journal||Child Adolesc Psychiatr Clin N Am|