Does kidney transplant improve health-related quality of life for youth with chronic kidney disease?
Youth with chronic kidney disease are known to have impaired health-related quality of life (HRQOL), particularly as the disorder increases in severity. Few prospective, longitudinal investigations of HRQOL within the context of pediatric chronic kidney disease exist. In the current issue, Guha et al. provide a longitudinal assessment of HRQOL for a cohort of youth with chronic kidney disease. Their findings suggest that children may experience meaningful improvement in HRQOL when they transition from dialysis to transplant.
Humans; Adolescent; Child; Quality of Life; Kidney Transplantation; Prospective Studies; Renal Insufficiency, Chronic; Renal Dialysis
Quality of Life; Kidney Transplantation; Prospective Studies; Chronic Renal Insufficiency; Renal Dialysis
Johnson RJ, Warady BA. Does kidney transplant improve health-related quality of life for youth with chronic kidney disease?. Kidney Int. 2023;103(2):256-258. doi:10.1016/j.kint.2022.10.021