Progress in pediatric kidney transplantation

Jodi M. Smith, Vikas R. Dharnidharka

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Abstract

Significant progress has been made in pediatric kidney transplantation. Advances in immunosuppression have dramatically decreased rates of acute rejection leading to improved short term graft survival but similar improvements in long term graft survival remain elusive. Changes in allocation policy provide the pediatric population with timely access to transplant but there remains concern about the impact of less HLA matching and a decrease in living donors. This report presents data from North America on these successes and the ongoing challenges that face the pediatric transplant community.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)115-122
Number of pages8
JournalOpen Urology and Nephrology Journal
Volume7
DOIs
StatePublished - 2014

Keywords

  • Graft survival
  • Immunosuppression
  • Patient survival
  • Pediatric kidney transplant

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