Medication non-adherence in the adolescent renal transplant recipient: a clinician's viewpoint.

@article{Rianthavorn2005MedicationNI,
  title={Medication non-adherence in the adolescent renal transplant recipient: a clinician's viewpoint.},
  author={Pornpimol Rianthavorn and Robert B. Ettenger},
  journal={Pediatric transplantation},
  year={2005},
  volume={9 3},
  pages={398-407}
}
Recent advancements in immunosuppression and surgical techniques have significantly improved the outcome of kidney transplantation in the pediatric population. Adolescents enjoy the best 1-year graft survival of any age group. However, the long-term transplant outcome in adolescents is disappointing. Non-adherence with immunosuppressive medications is one of the most important contributing factors for graft rejection and loss in teenagers. The impact of non-adherence is perceived to be far more… CONTINUE READING