First name
Aviva
Middle name
M
Last name
Goldberg

Title

Developing a framework for evaluating kidney transplantation candidacy in children with multiple comorbidities.

Year of Publication

2015

Number of Pages

5-13

Date Published

2015 Jan

ISSN Number

1432-198X

Abstract

<p>Children with multiple comorbidities, including neurodevelopmental delay, can develop end-stage kidney disease (ESKD). When and if these children should be eligible for kidney transplantation is an area of debate within the pediatric nephrology community and the public. Discussions focus on expected survival and quality of life posttransplant, as well as resource allocation decisions, as donor kidneys remain a limited resource. This paper focuses on the evidence available regarding outcomes in this population and the ethical issues that should be considered. The authors offer a framework for transplant teams evaluating children with comorbidities for kidney transplant, focusing on the benefits and burdens that transplantation can be expected to achieve.</p>

DOI

10.1007/s00467-013-2704-4

Alternate Title

Pediatr. Nephrol.

PMID

24452328

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