, Volume 24, Issue 3, pp 475-484,
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Date: 09 Aug 2007

Long-term outcome after renal transplantation in childhood

Abstract and learning objectives:

The purpose of this article is to review:

  1. Factors influencing long-term outcome data after transplantation

  2. Patient survival overall, the effect of recipient age and donor type, causes of death, comparison of mortality after transplantation with that on dialysis, and effect of pre-emptive transplantation and race

  3. Transplant survival overall, and the effect of recipient and donor age, donor type, pre-emptive transplantation, recurrent diseases, human leukocyte antigen (HLA) matching, immunosuppression, concordance, hypertension, bladder dynamics and type of donor nephrectomy

  4. Final height and obesity

  5. Psycho-social outcome