Timothy McCashland

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Primary care in liver transplant recipients

How can I be sure that the patient has clinical features associated with liver transplant recipients? Diseases associated with liver transplant recipients Metabolic syndrome. A constellation of obesity, hyperlipidemia, hypertension, and hyperglycemia that has a prevalence in up to 58% of post-liver-transplant recipients. Immunosuppression medications, obesity, and etiology of liver disease (nonalcoholic steatohepatitis) all lead…

Long-term complications of liver transplantations

How can I be sure that the patient has complications post liver transplantation? Signs and symptoms usually found Common complications of post-liver transplantation include renal dysfunction in up to 18% of patients 5 years after liver transplantation. Biliary strictures/leaks are noted in 4% to 15% in deceased donor liver transplantation and in living related transplantation,…

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