Adherence to immunosuppression in adult lung transplant recipients: prevalence and risk factors.

@article{Bosma2011AdherenceTI,
  title={Adherence to immunosuppression in adult lung transplant recipients: prevalence and risk factors.},
  author={Otto H Bosma and K. M. Vermeulen and Erik A. M. Verschuuren and Michiel E. Erasmus and Wim van der Bij},
  journal={The Journal of heart and lung transplantation : the official publication of the International Society for Heart Transplantation},
  year={2011},
  volume={30 11},
  pages={1275-80}
}
BACKGROUND Adherence to medication is a favourable with regard to survival after kidney, heart and liver transplantation. Little is known about adherence to medication in lung transplant recipients. To determine the prevalence of adherence and identify risk factors of non-adherence (NA) we evaluated adherence to tacrolimus in adult lung transplant recipients who were at least 1 year after transplantation. METHODS Tacrolimus intake was prospectively monitored using the Medication Event… CONTINUE READING

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