• Wang C-s et al.. Mortality and allograft loss trends among US pediatric kidney transplant recipients with and without focal segmental glomerulosclerosis. Am J Kidney Dis 2017; doi: 10.1053/j.ajkd.2017.09.025

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Improved Transplant Outcomes for Children with FSGS

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Children with focal segmental glomerulosclerosis (FSGS) who undergo kidney transplantation are at high risk of recurrent disease and allograft failure. A new study provides insights into long-term posttransplant survival for this group of patients.

The retrospective study in American Journal of Kidney Diseases included 12,303 pediatric patients receiving a first kidney transplant from 1990 through 2009, identified from the US Renal Data System database. In 11% of patients, FSGS was the primary cause of end stage renal disease. All-cause mortality and allograft loss were compared for patients with FSGS versus other causes.

All-cause mortality for children with FSGS