Care of the Recipient in the First Six Months After Transplantation
Interviewer: Quentin Cooper
Interviewees: Dr Shazia Shabir, Consultant Nephrologist at University Hospitals Birmingham and TLC volunteer.
Welcome to this TLC podcast in which science journalist, writer and TLC Patron Quentin Cooper is joined by Dr Shazia Shabir to discus the care of the living donor transplant recipient in the first six months after transplantation, and how the care changes over this time.
They discuss topics including the concerns during first 48 hours after transplantation, dialysis after transplantation, frequency of monitoring, routine for pain management, how long it takes for a recipient to return home after transplantation, information and support needed by the patient when returning home, medication needed by patients in the short and long term, clinic visits, dietary requirements of the patient following transplantation, check ups and tests for kidney function, blood glucose etc, side effects of the medications, how long it takes for a patient to get back to ‘normal life’ and back to work, pregnancy and fertility following transplantation, how the patient feels after 6 months of transplantation, renal counselling and anxiety following transplantation.
Special thanks to the Creative Media team in Birmingham for the recording of this podcast.