Quality and Outcomes Reports - Solid Organ Transplant
Graft Survival - Kidney Transplant
Why we measure it - Graft survival indicates the proportion of transplanted kidneys that continue to function well enough that the patient does not need dialysis.
What this means - Children's Hospital of Wisconsin's graft survival is 100 percent at both one month and one year after a transplant for patients transplanted from January 1, 2009 to June 30, 2011. Children's Hospital's graft survival is 93.3 percent three years after transplant for patients transplanted from July 1, 2006 to December 31,2011. Children's Hospital consistently has a higher graft survival than that reported for children nationally.
About the data - The graft survival data table reflects the graft survival for pediatric kidney transplant patients from July 2006 through June 2011, as specified in the table, for the timeframes of one month, one year and three years after transplant. These data are publicly reported to the United Network for Organ Sharing (UNOS) and Scientific Registry of Transplant Recipients (SRTR) for benchmarking purposes.
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What we're doing to provide the best care:
- We are participating in several local and regional clinical research projects to assess and enhance transplant outcomes and quality of life.
- The Kidney Transplant Program participates in the North American Pediatric Renal Trials and Collaborative Study (NAPRTCS) Group, a network of large volume centers geared toward sharing information and providing opportunities for collaborative research.
- We offer living donor transplants (50 percent of kidney transplants), which decreases wait times.
- We are developing protocols that help patients with complex immunologic barriers due to human leukocyte antigen (HLA) compatibility.
- We performed the first successful pediatric heart-kidney transplant in the Midwest.
- We can perform kidney transplants on very young children. Our youngest kidney transplant recipient was 14 months old at the time of transplant.
- Pediatric intensivists are part of the care team to help closely monitor the patient and transplanted organ post-transplant.
- Kidney transplant patients have access to pediatric physical and occupational therapy, speech and rehabilitation specialists to enhance and speed recovery. A dedicated pediatric psychologist, pharmacist, social worker and Child Life specialist consistently are involved to help children and families through the transplant process and facilitate the transition to home, school and work.
- We offer the Family Accommodations Program to help make travel arrangements and coordinate appointments for families traveling to our center from a long distance.
Patients and families:
- Take a virtual tour of Children's Hospital, which will help prepare you and your child for a hospital stay.
- Be an advocate for your child. Participate in daily bedside clinical discussions and provide any information about your child that may be helpful to staff.
- Follow medical instructions fully and carefully before and after surgery.
- Ask questions if you don't understand the plan of care or if you are not sure how to care for your child at home.
- Attend all follow-up appointments.
- Referring physicians can access our specialists for consultation or transport 24 hours a day. Call our physician referral line at (800) 266-0366.
- Health care providers from outside of our southeastern Wisconsin service area are encouraged to use our web-based
e-Consult service. This service is available for non-urgent patient cases only and gives providers access to our specialists to review patient cases, obtain medical advice or second opinions, and receive care recommendations for rare symptoms and illnesses.
e-Consult is not to be used by the general public, parents/guardians or families.
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