E. M. Hodson, J. S. Najarian, C. M. Kjellstrand, R. L. Simmons, S. M. Mauer
Abstract:Renal transplantation was carried out in 21 children ages 1 to 5 years. Eighteen received grafts from a living, related donor (LRD). Four children died, one following rejection, and three because of infection. Five children lost their initial grafts and two have received new transplants. Cumulative patient survival two and four years following LRD transplantation was 94% and 76%, respectively. This was similar to results found in children ages 6 to 14 years. Accelerated growth rates were seen in the first post…
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