Transplantation in children has become a therapeutic option for several end stage organ diseases. The kidney, liver, and heart are the most common organs transplanted; however, an increasing number of children are undergoing successful intestine, lung, and multiple organ transplant combinations. Through case study reports, emerging transplant options for the child experiencing end stage liver, intestine, heart, and lung failure are described. Critical care nurses play a crucial role in the postoperative recovery of these patients. An understanding of the transplant process and consequences of immunosuppression will help the critical care nurse identify signs of rejection, infection, and posttransplant lymphoprolifcrative disease
Pediatric and Neonatal Critical Care| August 01 1994
Current Controversies in Pediatric Transplantation
Lynne Cipriani, RN, BSN;
*From the Department of Cardiology, Children’s Hospital of Pittsburgh, Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania
Reprint requests to Lynne Cipriani, RN, BSN, Children’s Hospital of Pittsburgh, Room 2435, DeSoto Wing, 3705 Fifth Ave., Pittsburgh, PA 15213.
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AACN Adv Crit Care (1994) 5 (3): 263–277.
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Lynne Cipriani, Sarah A. Martin; Current Controversies in Pediatric Transplantation. AACN Adv Crit Care 1 August 1994; 5 (3): 263–277. doi: https://doi.org/10.4037/15597768-1994-3006
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