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Suivi pratique des patients après transplantation hépatique

Published inRevue médicale suisse, vol. 2, no. 77, p. 1952-1954,1957-9
Publication date2006
Abstract

The success of liver transplantation essentially depends on the prevention and treatment of long term complications, which may be due to surgery, opportunistic infections, organ rejection and relapse of the initial liver disease. The side effects of immunosuppressive drugs--arterial hypertension, glucose intolerance and diabetes, dyslipidemia and obesity, renal failure, osteoporosis, malignancy, and anaemia--should be regularly screened and treated without delay. Surgical procedures in transplanted patients are safe and rarely followed by complications. Although pregnancy in this setting is considered at risk, because of prematurity and low birth weight, overall outcomes are favourable. The yearly influenza vaccination is strongly recommended. The survival and the quality of life of liver transplant patients also depend on a good communication between the general practitioner and the transplantation centre.

Keywords
  • Follow-Up Studies
  • Humans
  • Immunosuppressive Agents/adverse effects
  • Liver Transplantation/adverse effects
  • Postoperative Complications/etiology/therapy
Citation (ISO format)
DE GOTTARDI, Andrea et al. Suivi pratique des patients après transplantation hépatique. In: Revue médicale suisse, 2006, vol. 2, n° 77, p. 1952–1954,1957–9.
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