The transplant patient and transplant medicine in family practice

Lloyd D Hughes (Lead / Corresponding author)

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    Over the last two decades in particular there has been a remarkable increase in the number of solid organ transplants being performed worldwide alongside improvements in long-term survival rates. However, the infrastructure at transplant centres has been unable to keep pace with the current volume of the transplant patient work load. These pressures on transplant specialist centres has led to calls for an increased role of the general practitioner (GP) managing particular aspects of transplant patients' medical care. Indeed, many aspects of follow-up care such as screening for malignancies, preventing infection through immunisation programmes, and managing cardiovascular risk factors are already important aspects of family practice medicine. This paper aims to review some of the aspects of transplant patient care that is important for healthcare workers in family practice to manage.

    Original languageEnglish
    Pages (from-to)345-354
    Number of pages10
    JournalJournal of Family Medicine and Primary Care
    Issue number4
    Publication statusPublished - 7 Feb 2015


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