The Life Trajectory of Patients with Long-Term Kidney Transplants

A Pilot Study
  • Milton Viederman

Abstract

Renal transplantation has moved from the experimental stage to become a well-established therapeutic procedure. Because of its substantial cost in professional time and money, questions have been raised about its justification in the hierarchy of social priorities. Moreover, the stresses which this operation place on the patient and the family are considerable and involve not only the small degree of risk of death and impairment in a related donor, but also physical and emotional suffering which is compounded in circumstances when the transplant fails. Although the immediate impact of transplantation has been well described in the literature, there are no published long-term studies designed to evaluate the quality of life and the nature of adaptation of patients who maintain viable transplants many years after transplantation.

Keywords

Kidney Transplant Rejection Episode Premature Ejaculation Body Schema Kidney Transplant Patient 
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© Springer Science+Business Media New York 1981

Authors and Affiliations

  • Milton Viederman
    • 1
    • 2
  1. 1.Cornell University Medical CollegeNew YorkUSA
  2. 2.Rogosin Kidney CenterNew York HospitalNew YorkUSA

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