Outcome of living kidney transplant: pediatric in comparison to adults.

  title={Outcome of living kidney transplant: pediatric in comparison to adults.},
  author={Mohammad Reza Allahyar Torkaman and Z Khalili-Matin-Zadeh and Mahdi Azizabadi-Farahani and Maryam Moghani-Lankarani and Shervin Assari and Vahid Pourfarziani and Seyed Hassan Saadat and Zohre Kavehmanesh and S Afshar-Payman},
  journal={Transplantation proceedings},
  volume={39 4},
BACKGROUND Renal transplantation is the most optimal way to manage children with end-stage renal disease. Despite its benefits, pediatric renal transplantation is a challenge for several transplantation centers in terms of achieving a satisfactory outcome. We sought to compare the long-term outcome of pediatric versus adult recipients who underwent renal transplantation. METHOD We examined, 2631 recipients of a first kidney from a living donor between 1982 and 2002. The two groups were… CONTINUE READING