Nephrology Research – transplants

http://www.lpch.org/clinicalSpecialtiesServices/COE/Transplant/KidneyTransplant/adultKidneys.html

Adult Kidneys transplanted into babies do the best of any transplant, ever. Have to have lots of extra fluid to increase blood volume for at least 12 months after. IV and gastric tube.

 

http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC1358172/

Tends to go really well.

 

http://www.advancesinpd.com/adv90/64treatment90.html

Has a lot of issues (not with survival, but just… it’s complicated).

 

http://www.uofmchildrenshospital.org/Specialties/Transplant/Kidney/index.htm

Walks through transplant process. U of M has a great transplant program. Also “The hospital stay for a pediatric kidney transplant patient at University of Minnesota Amplatz Children’s Hospital averages between one and two weeks.”  Wow. Short.

 

http://cjasn.asnjournals.org/content/5/1/18.full

More stats

 

http://www.childrenshospital.org/clinicalservices/Site2202/mainpageS2202P0.html

Boston also has an excellent program

 

 

From my reading, a transplanted kidney will last 15-20 years. Sigh. This is going to be a long road.

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