Patients who receive their first kidney transplant at ages 14-16 years appear to be at increased risk for transplant failure.

A new study has found that kidney transplant recipients in this age group have the highest risk of any age group of graft loss, starting at one year after transplant, and amplifying at 3, 5 and 10 years after transplant.

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John Schieszer has the latest on the story in today’s Medical Minute.