Primary Care of the Solid Organ Transplant Recipient

Med Clin North Am. 2015 Sep;99(5):1075-103. doi: 10.1016/j.mcna.2015.05.002.


Solid organ transplantation (SOT) is one of the major advances in medicine. Care of the SOT recipient is complex and continued partnership with the transplant specialist is essential to manage and treat complications and maintain health. The increased longevity of SOT recipients will lead to their being an evolving part of primary care practice, with ever more opportunities for care, education, and research of this rewarding patient population. This review discusses the overall primary care management of adult SOT recipients.

Keywords: Heart transplantation; Immunocompromised host; Immunosuppressive agents; Kidney transplantation; Liver transplantation; Lung transplantation; Primary care; Solid organ transplantation.

Publication types

  • Review

MeSH terms

  • Adult
  • Case Management
  • Humans
  • Immunocompromised Host
  • Immunosuppression* / adverse effects
  • Immunosuppression* / methods
  • Primary Health Care / methods*
  • Transplant Recipients* / statistics & numerical data
  • Transplantation* / adverse effects
  • Transplantation* / methods
  • Transplants / classification