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To examine transition readiness, adherence, and health outcomes in pediatric liver transplant recipients using a clinically administered screening measure. Seventy-one pediatric liver transplant recipients (11-20 yr) and 58 parents completed a clinic-based TRS measuring perceived and demonstrated self-management skills, AoR for health-related tasks, regimen(More)
Adolescence is a particularly high-risk period for non-adherence with post-transplant medical regimens. There remains a lack of research investigating factors related to non-adherence in adolescent LT recipients. The present study empirically assessed the relationship between adherence and HRQOL in adolescent LT recipients. Participants included 25(More)
The need to prepare pediatric transplant recipients for the transfer to adult-centered transplant care has received increased attention. This study aimed to determine adolescent and young adult LTR and parent perceptions and attitudes about the transition process. LTR and their parents completed a survey assessing level of prior thought and interest in(More)
Among adult liver transplant recipients (LTRs), sleep disturbances and fatigue are common. Sleep problems following pediatric liver transplantation may contribute to daytime fatigue and lower health-related quality of life (HRQOL). The aim of this cross-sectional study was to determine the impact of sleep problems on the HRQOL of pediatric LTRs using(More)
BACKGROUND Management of infants with heterotaxy syndrome and functional single ventricle is complicated due to associated cardiac and extracardiac anomalies. We report current era palliation results. METHODS Between 2002 and 2012, 67 infants with heterotaxy syndrome underwent multistage palliation. Competing risks analyses modeled events after surgery(More)
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