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The benefit of smart phone usage in liver organ procurement

Croome KP et al, Journal of Telemedicine and Telecare, 17(3)

A 56-year-old man was on the transplant list with end-stage liver disease secondary to hepatitis C when a donor liver became available at a location 545 km away. The procurement team, consisting of a senior and junior fellow, went on the retrieval, while the staff surgeon remained in the hospital with the recipient. At the time of organ procurement, a suspicious lesion was identified in the left lateral lobe. The transplant fellows took intraoperative pictures of the lesion with a smart phone and sent them to the staff surgeon for advice. A teleconsultation, facilitated by images sent from the smart phone, took place over the next 22 min.
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1 July 2011 | No Comments »
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Improved Adherence and Outcomes for Pediatric Liver Transplant Recipients by Using Text Messaging

Miloh, Tamir et al, Pediatrics, 124(5)

Objective:
The goal was to improve immunosuppressant adherence for pediatric patients with orthotopic liver transplants by using text messaging (TM).

Methods:
A prospective study of sending TM reminders to the primary medication administrator (patient or caregiver) for pediatric transplant recipients was performed. Patient records were reviewed, comparing the year before and the year of the study. The SD of serum tacrolimus levels was used as an indicator of adherence.
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6 November 2009 | No Comments »
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