Psychiatric issues in pediatric organ transplantation.

TitlePsychiatric issues in pediatric organ transplantation.
Publication TypeJournal Article
Year of Publication2011
AuthorsStuber, ML
JournalPediatric clinics of North America
Volume58
Issue4
Pagination887-901, x
Date Published2011 Aug
ISSN1557-8240
Abstract

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.

DOI10.1001/archgenpsychiatry.2012.650
Alternate JournalPediatr. Clin. North Am.