Transition from pediatric to adult renal services: A consensus statement by the International Society of Nephrology (ISN) and the International Pediatric Nephrology Association (IPNA)

Alan R Watson, Paul N Harden, Maria E Ferris, Peter G. Kerr, John D Mahan, Maher Fouad Ramzy

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Abstract

The transfer of young patients from pediatric to adult renal care takes place after a transition process which involves both sides. It is important that it is individualized for each young person, focusing on self-management skills as well as assessing support structures. The consensus statement has been developed by the panel of adult and pediatric nephrologists and endorsed by the councils of both ISN and IPNA. It is hoped that the statement will provide a basis for the development of locally appropriate recommendations for clinical practice.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)704-707
Number of pages4
JournalKidney International
Volume80
Issue number7
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 1 Oct 2011
Externally publishedYes

Keywords

  • adherence
  • adolescence
  • adult renal
  • pediatric
  • transition
  • youth work

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