CAMAGUEY, Cuba, Jun 25 (ACN) The province of Camaguey has increased the number of kidney transplants in children with a total of five with less than two years initiating that type of surgery.
Three teenagers in the cities of Camaguey, Moron and Ciego de Avila received new kidneys in the Manuel Ascunce Domenech University Hospital in less than two months leaving behind the hemodialysis treatment due to chronic kidney ailment.
According to Adelante website, the patients visit the Eduardo Agramonte Pina Pediatric Hospital twice a week where none of the patients needs hemodialysis thanks to the successful surgical procedure.
Of these patients, 15-year-old Dayanevis Vazquez Alvarez is at home while Nolbet Zayas Cruz and Yan Carlos Moreno, both 14 remain in the hospital and recovering, reported the website.
An article of the Clinica de Mexico Research Magazine, available on Internet, reads that kidney transplant has been considered for over three decades, the optimum treatment for children with kidney ailments or other related affection.
The publication points out that the transplant improves the neurological, psychological development and quality of life of the children and is superior to the available dialysis procedures.
Healthday website reports that the survival rate in children that receive kidney transplants have improved significantly in the last half a century, placing them at 97 percent success after a year of the surgery.
In Camaguey province where the transplants began in 1978 in adults began with children in 2016 with a 17-year-old patient after 26 years of experience in Cuba with the Centro Habana Pediatric Hospital as the pioneer of the procedure.