Adolescent transition with kidney transplant: the passage from pediatric to adult health care
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kidney Transplant
chronic renal insufficiency

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Ágredo Lucio MA, Santamaría Suarez M del P, Restrepo Restrepo JM. Adolescent transition with kidney transplant: the passage from pediatric to adult health care. Rev. Colomb. Nefrol. [Internet]. 2016 Nov. 18 [cited 2023 Dec. 9];3(2):120-3. Available from:


The kidney transplant adolescent´s transfer to adult medical services, joined to psychological characteristic changes and the tendency to parental independence, produce a distancing of health services, nonadherence and greater incidence of graft rejection. Developing strategies like transition are necessaries to improve clinical outcomes in these patients. In Cali, the group of pediatric nephrology and renal transplantation at Fundación Valle del Lili and University of Valle Nursing School have started the implementation of a transition program Self-management and Transition to Adulthood With Treatment supported by the International Society of Nephrology.
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