Growing pains: non-adherence with the immunosuppressive regimen in adolescent transplant recipients.

One-year graft and patient survival are better in adolescent transplant recipients (age 11-19 years) than in younger (age < 11 years) pediatric transplant recipients. However, several groups found that long-term outcomes (> i.e. 5 year post-transplant) in the adolescent age group are significantly worse than in younger transplant recipients. A behavioral… CONTINUE READING