Growth Patterns After Kidney Transplantation in European Children Over the Past 25 Years: An ESPN/ERA-EDTA Registry Study

Bonthuis M., Groothoff J. W. , Ariceta G., Baiko S., Battelino N., Bjerre A., ...More

TRANSPLANTATION, vol.104, no.1, pp.137-144, 2020 (Journal Indexed in SCI) identifier identifier identifier

  • Publication Type: Article / Article
  • Volume: 104 Issue: 1
  • Publication Date: 2020
  • Doi Number: 10.1097/tp.0000000000002726
  • Title of Journal : TRANSPLANTATION
  • Page Numbers: pp.137-144


Background. Improved management of growth impairment might have resulted in less growth retardation after pediatric kidney transplantation (KT) over time. We aimed to analyze recent longitudinal growth data after KT in comparison to previous eras, its determinants, and the association with transplant outcome in a large cohort of transplanted children using data from the European Society for Paediatric Nephrology/European Renal Association and European Dialysis and Transplant Association Registry.