Title

Long-Term Functional Recovery, Quality of Life, and Pregnancy After Solid Organ Transplantation.

Publication/Presentation Date

5-1-2016

Abstract

This article reviews the salient features of functional recovery, health-related quality of life (HR-QOL), and reproductive health, with special emphasis on pregnancy outcomes in kidney and liver recipients. Transplantation results in improved functional status and HR-QOL. Addressing factors that limit the optimal rehabilitation of transplant recipients can improve transplant outcomes. After successful transplantation, there is a rapid return of fertility, warranting counseling regarding contraception. Practitioners should be aware of the teratogenic potential of mycophenolic acid products. Posttransplant pregnancies are high risk, with increased incidences of hypertension, preeclampsia, and prematurity. Most pregnancies in kidney and liver recipients have successful maternal and newborn outcomes.

Volume

100

Issue

3

First Page

613

Last Page

629

ISSN

1557-9859

Disciplines

Medical Specialties | Medicine and Health Sciences | Obstetrics and Gynecology | Other Medical Specialties | Surgery

PubMedID

27095649

Department(s)

Department of Surgery, Department of Surgery Faculty

Document Type

Article