Clinical observation and nursing care on the prevention of abdominal organ cluster transplantation rejection

Hongxia Zhang, Lifen Chen, Guangxiang Gu, Zhiyong Guo, Fengqiu Gong, Shuwen Wu, Xiaoyuan Zhang, Xiaoshun He

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Abstract

Aims and objectives: To investigate the clinical characteristics of rejection after upper abdominal cluster transplantation. Background: Abdominal organ cluster transplantation is used to treat multiple abdominal organ diseases. Delay in monitoring and treatment can lead to graft failure. Design: A descriptive study. Methods: Data collected from eight patients who underwent abdominal organ cluster transplantation from May 2004-March 2009 in our hospital were retrospectively assessed. The clinical manifestations of graft rejection and variations in characteristics associated with graft function were analysed. Results: In all eight cases, graft function recovered successfully without rejection during the perioperative period. In one case, liver graft rejection occurred 1·5months postoperatively, but dose adjustment of the anti-rejection drugs provided symptom relief. Conclusions: Rejection can be prevented and cured successfully through monitoring and early detection of rejection characteristics by the nursing staff. Relevance to clinical practice: With the increase of awareness and knowledge on the clinical observation and nursing care, the rate of transplantation rejection decreased among abdominal cluster transplant patients.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)1599-1603
Number of pages5
JournalJournal of Clinical Nursing
Volume22
Issue number11-12
DOIs
StatePublished - Jun 2013

Keywords

  • Clinical observation
  • Nursing
  • Prevention
  • Transplantation rejection

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Nursing(all)

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