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Handtransplantation snart verklighet i Sverige

Dahlin, Lars B. LU ; Arner, Marianne; Fredrikson, Per; Laurell, Tobias; Lindblom, Hans; Sassu, Paolo; Wadström, Jonas and Wiberg, Mikael (2017) In Lakartidningen 114(39). p.1578-1578
Abstract

Some patients with a uni- or bilateral hand- or forearm amputation cannot use a hand prosthesis, although high-tech prostheses have been developed. A hand transplantation, particularly for those with bilateral amputations, may be an alternative solution. In a hand-transplanted patient, grip function, strength, sensibility and subsequent improved quality of life can be restored. Risks related to immunosuppression must be balanced by expected benefits, and thorough selection of patients has to be performed from both medical and psychological point of view. Therefore, a national network has been established in Sweden to achieve coordination with the needed competence.

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English summary : Hand transplantation in Sweden - preparations under way
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Lakartidningen
volume
114
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39
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1 pages
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Swedish Medical Association
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  • scopus:85030258422
ISSN
0023-7205
language
Swedish
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yes
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2010e110-85d2-497b-b1a7-372022fccfe2
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2017-11-06 15:20:18
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2018-01-07 12:24:54
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  author       = {Dahlin, Lars B. and Arner, Marianne and Fredrikson, Per and Laurell, Tobias and Lindblom, Hans and Sassu, Paolo and Wadström, Jonas and Wiberg, Mikael},
  issn         = {0023-7205},
  language     = {swe},
  number       = {39},
  pages        = {1578--1578},
  publisher    = {Swedish Medical Association},
  series       = {Lakartidningen},
  title        = {Handtransplantation snart verklighet i Sverige},
  volume       = {114},
  year         = {2017},
}