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Pediatr Clin North Am. 1998 Dec;45(6):1395-418.

Care of the pediatric solid organ transplant recipient. The primary care perspective.

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Department of Transplant Surgery, Children's Hospital of Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, USA.


Although transplantation is an effective therapy for many end-stage organ diseases, this treatment cannot be totally successful without continued careful medical management, monitoring, and psychosocial support. Transplantation is a lifelong commitment. Primary care physicians can lay the foundation for ongoing care by providing medical intervention when appropriate and maintaining close communication with the transplant center, but perhaps more importantly by developing a relationship with these children and their families that impacts adherence to care will promote an optimal quality of life.

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