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**postoperative complications and complications of altered physiology secondary to the transplanted organ
 
**postoperative complications and complications of altered physiology secondary to the transplanted organ
 
*Often transplant patients present with common medical problems but require unique management due to their altered physiology <ref>Tintinalli's</ref>
 
*Often transplant patients present with common medical problems but require unique management due to their altered physiology <ref>Tintinalli's</ref>
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==Epidemiology==
 
==Epidemiology==

Revision as of 18:52, 20 June 2015

Background

  • Transplanted organ frequency: kidney > liver > heart > lung > pancreas > other (combined and intestines)
    • First solid organ transplant was in 1954 (kidney)
  • Most transplant patients require lifelong immunosuppression
  • Types of emergencies
    • transplant-related infection
    • medication side effects
    • rejection
    • graft-versus-host disease
    • postoperative complications and complications of altered physiology secondary to the transplanted organ
  • Often transplant patients present with common medical problems but require unique management due to their altered physiology [1]



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  1. Tintinalli's