Publications by authors named "Leslie Adcock"

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A Gap Analysis Assessing the Perceptions of Primary Care Physicians in the Management of Kidney Recipients After Transplantation.

Prog Transplant 2019 12 11;29(4):309-315. Epub 2019 Sep 11.

Division of Nephrology and the Kidney Transplant Program, University Health Network, Toronto, Ontario, Canada.

Objectives: To examine the practice patterns and perceptions of primary care physicians in the management of chronic diseases in kidney recipients, assess care provided to recipients, and identify barriers to the optimal delivery of primary care to recipients.

Methods: A self-administered questionnaire on the primary care of kidney recipients was developed and implemented. The survey investigated physician comfort and practice patterns in providing preventive and chronic care to recipients, patient self-management support, and physician perceptions on communication with transplant centers and barriers to ideal care.

Results: A total of 210 physicians completed the survey (response rate of 22%). Among the respondents, 73% indicated they were currently providing care to kidney recipients. The majority of physicians specified that they rarely (57%) or never (20%) communicate with transplant centers. Most physicians felt comfortable providing care to recipients for non-transplant-related issues (92.5%), vaccinations (85%), and periodic health examinations (94%). The majority (75.3%) of physicians felt uncomfortable managing the immunosuppressive medications of recipients. Physicians' most commonly stated barriers to delivering optimal care to recipients were insufficient guidelines provided by the transplant center (68.9%) and lack of knowledge in managing recipients (58.8%). Suggested resources by physicians to improve their comfort level in managing recipients included guidelines and continuing medical educational activities related to transplantation.

Conclusions: Our results suggest that there are barriers to delivering optimal primary care to kidney recipients. The approach to providing resources needed to bridge the knowledge gap for physicians in the management of recipients requires further exploration.
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December 2019

Analysis and outcomes of right lobe hepatectomy in 101 consecutive living donors.

Am J Transplant 2005 Nov;5(11):2764-9

Department of Surgery, Multiorgan Transplantation Program, Toronto General Hospital, University Health Network, University of Toronto, Toronto, Ontario, Canada.

The shortage of deceased organ donors has created a need for right lobe living donor liver transplantation (RLDLT) in adults. Concerns regarding donor safety, however, necessitate continuous assessment of donor acceptance criteria and documentation of donor morbidity. We report the outcomes of our first 101 donors who underwent right lobectomy between April 2000 and November 2004. The cohort comprised 58 men and 43 women with a median age of 37.8 years (range: 18.6-55 years); median follow-up is 24 months. The middle hepatic vein (MHV) was taken with the graft in 55 donors. All complications were recorded prospectively and stratified by grade according to Clavien's classification. Overall morbidity rate was 37%; all complications were either grade 1 or 2, and the majority occurred during the first 30 days after surgery. Removal of the MHV did not affect morbidity rate. There were significantly fewer complications in the later half of our experience. All donors are well and have returned to full activities. With careful donor selection and specialized patient care, low morbidity rates can be achieved after right hepatectomy for living donor liver transplantation.
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November 2005