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Pediatr Clin North Am. 2011 Aug;58(4):887-901, x. doi: 10.1016/j.pcl.2011.06.011.

Psychiatric issues in pediatric organ transplantation.

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Department of Psychiatry and Biobehavioral Sciences, Semel Institute, David Geffen School of Medicine at UCLA, 760 Westwood Plaza, Room 48-240, Los Angeles, CA 90024-1759, USA. mstuber@mednet.ucla.edu

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.

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10.1016/j.pcl.2011.06.011
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