Current management and care issues in kidney transplant recipients

Kuei Chun Chou, Ming Che Lee

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Kidney transplantation is one strategy for treating end-stage renal disease. Recent advances in perioperative management and immunosuppressive agents as well as improved understanding of transplant immunology have improved the post-surgery quality of life of kidney recipients dramatically. However, lifelong monitoring of renal functions and potential complications is essential to ensure optimal medical outcomes. Furthermore, the self-care competency of transplant recipients is a signifcant factor affecting survival of the graft and the patient over the long term. All kidney transplant recipients should comply with the self-care instructions provided by transplantation medical personnel and work to improve their self-care abilities in order to prevent/detect post-transplant complications such as rejection, infection, and medical comorbidities as early as possible. The purpose of this study is to explore the current management and care issues faced by kidney transplant recipients.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)15-20
Number of pages6
JournalJournal of Nursing
Issue number4
Publication statusPublished - Aug 1 2014
Externally publishedYes


  • Healthcare management
  • Immunosuppression
  • Kidney transplantation
  • Post-transplant complications
  • Rejection

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • General Nursing


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