Primary care of the liver transplant recipient
journal contributionposted on 2012-05-26, 00:00 authored by Augustine J. Sohn, Hoonbae Jeon, Joseph Ahn
Chronic rejection of liver graft is an insidious process. Major immunosuppression medications such as tacrolimus, cyclosporin, and sirolimus have dose-related toxicity and narrow therapeutic windows. Certain drugs can affect metabolism of calcineurin inhibitors. Primary care physicians should be vigilant for any unusual opportunistic infection in liver transplant recipients. The quality of life of liver transplant recipients is an important aspect of care by primary care physicians. Alcohol relapse and possibility of depression in liver transplant recipients should be a continuous concern for primary care physicians. This article provides a guideline for the care of liver transplant recipients.
Publisher StatementNOTICE: this is the author’s version of a work that was accepted for publication in Primary Care: Clinics in Office Practice. Changes resulting from the publishing process, such as peer review, editing, corrections, structural formatting, and other quality control mechanisms may not be reflected in this document. Changes may have been made to this work since it was submitted for publication. A definitive version was subsequently published in Primary Care: Clinics in Office Practice, VOL 38, Issue 3, Sept. 2011; DOI: 10.1016/j.pop.2011.05.006