9. Pediatric Renal Transplantation
- Nizam Mamode2 and
- Raja Kandaswamy3
Published Online: 23 DEC 2012
Copyright © 2013 Blackwell Publishing Ltd.
Abdominal Organ Transplantation: State of the Art
How to Cite
Marks, S. D. (2013) Pediatric Renal Transplantation, in Abdominal Organ Transplantation: State of the Art (eds N. Mamode and R. Kandaswamy), John Wiley & Sons, Ltd, Chichester, UK. doi: 10.1002/9781118483664.ch9
Guy's and St Thomas' Hospital, Great Ormond Street Hospital, London, UK
Department of Surgery, University of Minnesota, Minneapolis, MN, USA
- Published Online: 23 DEC 2012
- Published Print: 12 FEB 2013
Print ISBN: 9781444334326
Online ISBN: 9781118483664
- end-stage renal failure;
Paediatric end-stage renal failure programmes have evolved over the last twenty-five years with the provision of dialysis and transplantation. There have been advances in the treatment of renal conditions in children to prevent progression of renal failure. However, many children with end-stage renal failure can have excellent quality of life despite multi-system diseases and dialysis can now be offered as a bridge to transplantation to anuric neonates who would otherwise not have survived. The current gold standard treatment for children in end-stage renal failure is pre-emptive living related renal transplantation and advances in patient management including modern immunosuppressive regimens have improved the long term patient and renal allograft survival. Children with ESRF can now have increased quantity and quality of life with the benefits of transplantation and increased possibilities of re-transplantation in the future.