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Maximizing Growth in Children After Renal Transplantation

Cochat, Pierre1,3; Harambat, Jérôme2

doi: 10.1097/TP.0b013e3181c1e042
Editorials and Perspectives: Mini Review

Achieving normal height in children after renal transplantation is a crucial issue for both quality of life and self-esteem. The management of growth retardation in renal transplant recipients includes adequate nutritional intake, correction of acidosis, optimal drug compliance, limited calcineurin inhibitor nephrotoxicity, steroid-sparing strategies, and sometimes recombinant human growth hormone.

1Service de Pédiatrie, Centre de Référence des Maladies Rénales Rares and Inserm U820, Hospices Civils de Lyon and Université de Lyon, Lyon, France.

2Service de Pédiatrie, Centre Hospitalier Universitaire Pellegrin and Université de Bordeaux, Bordeaux, France.

3Address correspondence to: Pierre Cochat, M.D., Service de Pédiatrie, Hôpital Femme Mère Enfant, 59 boulevard Pinel, 69677 Bron Cedex, France.

E-mail: pierre.cochat@chu-lyon.fr

Received 7 August 2009; Revision requested 26 August 2009.

Accepted 10 September 2009.

© 2009 Lippincott Williams & Wilkins, Inc.