Melisa Oliva

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Negative outcomes are consistently reported when adolescent solid organ transplant recipients are transitioned to adult transplant programs. The purpose of this quality improvement project was to understand the perceptions of patients and their parents about self-care management at transition. Solid organ transplant recipients, 16 to 22 years of age (n =(More)
PURPOSE Previous studies have examined the psychological impact that living with bladder exstrophy has on patients. However, little is known about how parents of children diagnosed with this condition are affected. We examine how parents caring for children diagnosed with bladder exstrophy are impacted. An increased understanding of the stressors these(More)
BACKGROUND Medication non-adherence (NA) can result in life-threatening illness in children after solid-organ transplantation. Little is known about the incidence, risk factors and outcomes of NA in large numbers of pediatric heart transplant (HT) recipients. METHODS Organ Procurement Transplant Network (OPTN) data were used to identify all children <18(More)
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