|Year : 2015 | Volume
| Issue : 6 | Page : 321-325
Evaluation of psychiatric issues in renal transplant setting
Department of Nephrology, Sindh Institute of Urology and Transplantation, Karachi, Pakistan
Chronic illnesses can cause wide range of personality and behavioral disorders and require appropriate evaluation. Poor patient compliance with prescribed medications and other aspects of management can affect the outcome towards undesirable situation. The setting of renal transplantation presents a broad spectrum of problems and consequences. People involved (patients, their families or treating physicians) have lifelong commitment with evaluation and implementation of measures towards resolving the issues. Psychiatric evaluation is part of this scenario, which starts with evaluation of organ recipient along with donor and family as whole, right from time of diagnosis of end organ failure to transplant and then lifelong. This review highlights common issues faced at different stages of this lengthy pathway.
Department of Nephrology, Sindh Institute of Urology and Transplantation, Karachi
Source of Support: None, Conflict of Interest: None
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