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Post-Traumatic Stress Symptoms (PTSS) in Transplant Recipients

This study is conducted to better understand Post-Traumatic Stress Symptoms (PTSS) in adolescent transplant recipients and their parent/guardian and to see if PTSS play a role in the way adolescent transplant recipients take their prescribed medicine.

Target population: medically stable adolescent solid organ (e.g., heart, kidney, liver, lung, small bowel) transplant recipients and their parent(s)/guardian.

Stanford is currently accepting patients for this trial.

Lead Sponsor:

National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases (NIAID)

Collaborator: Clinical Trials in Organ Transplantation in Children

Stanford Investigator(s):


  • Other: Assessment of adherence, mental health, behavioral, quality of life and biological constructs


Inclusion Criteria:

The patient:

   - and/or their parent(s)/guardian must be able to understand and provide informed
   consent in English or Spanish;

   - is prescribed tacrolimus (either brand or generic formulation); and

   - has been seen in the enrolling center's clinic at least twice in the last two years.

Exclusion Criteria:

The patient:

   - received a transplant less than 18 months prior to enrollment;

   - has had more than one transplant (including marrow replacement);

   - or their parent(s)/guardian is actively psychotic or severely disoriented due to any
   cause, including hepatic encephalopathy (temporary exclusion);

   - or their parent(s)/guardian has been diagnosed with severe intellectual disability as
   defined in the Diagnostic and Statistical Manual of Mental Disorders, 5th edition

   - is not medically stable or is hospitalized;

   - is currently enrolled in a study that aims to improve adherence to medical

   - is receiving cognitive behavioral therapy for confirmed or suspected diagnosis of
   Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD) at enrollment;

   - is receiving psychotropic medications for a confirmed or suspected diagnosis of PTSD.

Ages Eligible for Study

12 Years - 17 Years

Genders Eligible for Study


Now accepting new patients

Contact Information

Stanford University
School of Medicine
300 Pasteur Drive
Stanford, CA 94305
Gioia Zucchero