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Letter to Editor regarding ‘Barriers in transitioning urologic patients from pediatric to adult care’

Published:February 26, 2021DOI:https://doi.org/10.1016/j.jpurol.2021.01.050
      We refer to the article: ‘Barriers in transitioning urologic patients from pediatric to adult care’ published in Journal Of Pediatric Urology (December 2020) https://doi.org/10.1016/j.jpurol.2020.12.020 [
      • Claeys W.P.
      • Roth J.D.
      • Hoebeke P.
      Barriers in transitioning urologic patients from pediatric to adult care.
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      • Barriers in transitioning urologic patients from pediatric to adult care
        Journal of Pediatric UrologyVol. 17Issue 2
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          As the advances in medicine continue to emerge, more children with congenital or pediatric-onset chronic urologic conditions are surviving well into adulthood. This imposes an ever rising there is a need for adequate transition of these patients from pediatric to adult care. Despite position statements from multiple heath care organizations and several models proposed in literature, different issues and gaps in urologic transition continue to exist. Major barriers in this transition are adolescence, a challenging time that is characterized by impulsive behavior and risk taking, and the longstanding relation between both patients and paediatric providers.
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