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Transitioning Care of the Adolescent Patient with Chronic Kidney Disease to Adult Providers

  • Mina Matsuda-Abedini
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Abstract

This chapter focuses on gaps in care as adolescents and young adults (AYA) with childhood-onset chronic kidney disease transition to adult care and how to address these gaps. There needs to be a transition plan that is designed to optimize the adolescent’s readiness for uninterrupted integration into an adult practice. Ideally, the exact timing of transfer would be determined by factors such as readiness, disease activity, and availability of adult specialty services and not just the chronologic age of the patient. A well-designed transition program would improve the health of AYA with chronic kidney disease and reduce or control the per capita healthcare cost.

Keywords

CKD Neurocognitive impact CAKUT Transition Self-management Checklist-driven guide 

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Authors and Affiliations

  1. 1.Hospital for Sick ChildrenTorontoCanada

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