Adherence in liver transplant recipients.

@article{Burra2011AdherenceIL,
  title={Adherence in liver transplant recipients.},
  author={Patrizia Burra and Giacomo Germani and Francesca Gnoato and Silvia Lazzaro and Francesco Paolo Russo and Umberto Cillo and Marco Senzolo},
  journal={Liver transplantation : official publication of the American Association for the Study of Liver Diseases and the International Liver Transplantation Society},
  year={2011},
  volume={17 7},
  pages={760-70}
}
Adherence to a medical regimen has been defined as the extent to which a patient's behavior coincides with clinical prescriptions. In liver transplant patients, adherence to immunosuppressive therapy and to medical indications in general is crucial for short- and long-term outcomes. Nonadherence to immunosuppression carries a risk of graft rejection and potential graft loss, whereas nonadherence to general medical indications (eg, avoiding alcohol intake and smoking after transplantation) may… CONTINUE READING

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