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The transition of kidney transplant recipients: a work in progress

Swasti Chaturvedi, Colin L Jones, Rowan G Walker, Susan M Sawyer



This study examined the process of transition for pediatric kidney transplant recipients who were transferred from the Royal Children's Hospital to adult health services between October 2005 and September 2006. A retrospective review of case notes was used to identify graft stability 12 months before and after transfer. A patient satisfaction questionnaire was sent to all transferred patients in October 2007. Eleven patients were identified with a mean age of 19.5 years. Nine of these 11 patients remained medically stable over the 2-year study period, as evident by stable serum creatinine estimations pre- and post-transfer and no episodes of rejection or hospital admissions. One patient had ..

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