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We aimed to provide an overview of kidney allocation policies related to children and pediatric kidney transplantation (KTx) practices and rates in Europe, and to study factors associated with KTx rates. A survey was distributed among renal registry representatives in 38 European countries. Additional data were obtained from the ESPN/ERA-EDTA and ERA-EDTA(More)
BACKGROUND The prevalence of childhood overweight is rising worldwide, but in children on renal replacement therapy (RRT) a poor nutritional status is still the primary concern. We aimed to study the prevalence of, and factors associated with, underweight and overweight/obesity in the European paediatric RRT population. Moreover, we assessed the evolution(More)
FLF is a life-threatening disease. Hepatic coma exerts dramatic impact on patient survival. At present, LTx is the treatment modality of choice that provides significant improvement in outcome of most patients with FLF. Multiple attempts have been made to reduce mortality and improve the patient's condition. One of the new options is AD - MARS. We present(More)
Early recurrence of nephrotic syndrome after renal transplantation is a common serious adverse event in children with severe primary FSGS, affecting long-term outcome. There is no consensus in terms of uniform management in these cases. We describe the long-term effect of four unadjusted doses of 375 mg/m(2) i.v. rituximab, given to a five and a(More)
BACKGROUND Mycophenolate mofetil (MMF) is widely used for immunosuppressive therapy in renal transplantation, but comparative data regarding efficacy and safety in paediatric vs. adult kidney allograft recipients in one and the same study are lacking. METHODS We therefore performed this subgroup analysis of the FDCC trial, a 12-month, prospective,(More)
INTRODUCTION Various congenital and acquired diseases of the lower urinary tract can lead to chronic renal failure requiring renal replacement therapy. AIM The aim of the study was to assess problems and results of kidney transplantation in children with significant lower urinary tract dysfunction. MATERIALS AND METHODS Between 1984 and 2007, there were(More)
UNLABELLED Rituximab (anti-B CD20 ab.) in recently widely used in renal transplantation. CASE HISTORY A 10-yr-old patient with end-stage renal failure due to multidrug-resistant NS was transplanted with renal graft from deceased donor and presented immediate recurrence of NS. PF was started on day 3 and patient received MP pulses, however with no effect.(More)
Ostitis in the course of secondary hyperparathyroidism can lead to heavy atypical skeletal changes. In 4-year old girl on hemodialysis, with hyperparathyroidism (iPTH level > 1500 pg/ml), despite specific pharmacological treatment, very pronounced skull and maxillary bone malformations developed within two months, which were the cause of problems with(More)
UNLABELLED Data concerning 576 plasmapheresis sessions (indications, anticoagulation applied, supplement type and acute complications) in children (mean body weight = 35 kg +/- 15; min 5 kg, max 75 kg) performed between 1990 and 2001 were analysed. INDICATIONS Glomerulonephritis (GN)--185 (32%) (including recurrence after kidney transplantation--108,(More)
UNLABELLED Bone disease may persist after transplantation. Different approaches aiming to ameliorate this problem have been investigated. The aim of the study was to compare the long-term effect of three medical interventions: (i) two prophylactic oral doses of 50 mg ibandronate; (ii) daily oral dose of 0.25 μg of 1α-OHD3 (both of these regimens in patients(More)