Transition from pediatric to adult renal services: a consensus statement by the International Society of Nephrology (ISN) and the International Pediatric Nephrology Association (IPNA)

Kidney Int. 2011 Oct;80(7):704-7. doi: 10.1038/ki.2011.209. Epub 2011 Aug 10.


The transfer of young patients from pediatric to adult renal care takes place after a transition process which involves both sides. It is important that it is individualized for each young person, focusing on self-management skills as well as assessing support structures. The consensus statement has been developed by the panel of adult and pediatric nephrologists and endorsed by the councils of both ISN and IPNA. It is hoped that the statement will provide a basis for the development of locally appropriate recommendations for clinical practice.

Publication types

  • Consensus Development Conference
  • Practice Guideline

MeSH terms

  • Adolescent
  • Adult
  • Child
  • Continuity of Patient Care
  • Humans
  • Nephrology*
  • Pediatrics*
  • Renal Insufficiency, Chronic / therapy
  • Societies, Medical
  • Young Adult