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UPMC Children’s Hospital of Pittsburgh understands that successful recovery and care after intestine transplantation extends well beyond the hospital stay. Below we've compiled information to help parents and caregivers understand the medical and emotional needs of your child or teen once they go home after an intestine transplant.
Learn about how advances in organ preservation, surgical technique, immunosuppression and post-operative care have all contributed to better survival rates among young intestine transplant patients and a much better quality of life after transplantation.
Compliance to a medication regimen is crucial to maintaining good health after an intestine transplant. Learn about what constitutes noncompliance, the consequences of noncompliance, the reasons patients are noncompliant, and how to increase compliance.
Physical therapy after major surgery like an intestine transplant helps children build strength, endurance and flexibility. Learn more about what physical therapy is, why intestine transplant patients need it, and what your child will do during physical therapy.
Learn about which vaccines are safe for intestine transplant recipients to receive, which ones should be avoided, and when they should be given.
TPN is nutrition given to a child through the veins. Learn about how, why and when TPN is administered to patients with intestinal failure.
Children's Hospital's main campus is located in the Lawrenceville neighborhood. Our main hospital address is:
UPMC Children’s Hospital of Pittsburgh
One Children’s Hospital Way
4401 Penn Ave.
Pittsburgh, PA 15224
In addition to the main hospital, Children's has many convenient locations in other neighborhoods throughout the greater Pittsburgh region.
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