Standardized multilevel transition program: Does it affect renal transplant outcome?
Marcus Weitz, Saskia Heeringa, Thomas J. Neuhaus, Thomas Fehr and Guido F. Laube
Article first published online: 11 AUG 2015 | DOI: 10.1111/petr.12570
Adolescents and young adults are a high-risk group for adverse graft outcomes due to NA. Renal transplant patients are often transferred to adult care in this critical phase of life. Our retrospective study in renal transplant patients evaluates the effects of a transition program on eGFR and number of AR episodes in comparison to a group without a transition program at one and three yr after transfer. Multiple regression analysis revealed that the transition program is the determining factor for the significant smaller decline of eGFR and the reduced number of AR episodes at three yr after transfer.