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Immunosuppressive drugs and young adults: a difficult combination

Publication of Innovations in Care
A.L. Staa,van, S. Jedeloo, | Part of a book | Publication date: 01 January 2008
In our center we encounter serious problems with a number young adult (18- 25yrs) renal transplant recipients that are non-compliant to the medication regime. This could well be one of the reasons for the significantly worse unadjusted 10 years kidney graft survival in this patient group compared to that in recipients > 25 years: 47.2% versus 64.0%. This paper focuses on the attitudes and behavior of young adults towards compliance with the immunosuppressive drugs.

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