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For pediatric nephrologist and marathon runner, Avi Traum, MD, running for the Pediatric Palliative Care marathon team means being able to give patients with cancer, like Zoe Meinen, a better quality of life.
Three MGHfC clinicians reflected on lessons from when the roles of parent and provider roles were reversed and their children became patients.
Toddler Andrew Johnson is thriving since receiving his mother's kidney in a transplant at MassGeneral Hospital for Children.
When 14-year-old Kassie Holmes was faced with going back on dialysis or receiving a kidney transplant, Avram Traum, MD, recommended a transplant regiment that did not include steroids.
MGH Hotline 1.28.11 The loss of a child is one of the most devastating experiences a person can endure.
coverage of pending kidney transplant for MGHfC patient, including quotes from physician Avram Traum
slideshow includes photos of patient with physician Avram Traum and Tahslee Rodriguez of MGHfC
article on MGHfC patients, quotes physician Avram Traum
coverage of living-donor kidney transplant taking place at MGHfC
quotes MGH physician Avram Traum
includes photos of physician Avram Traum
An ultrasound at 19 weeks showed that Andrew Johnson would be born with kidney functionality complications. Fortunately for Andrew, his mother was a compatible donor, and when he was strong enough, Andrew underwent kidney transplantation at MassGeneral Hospital for Children Transplant Center. “Everyone was so nervous that day,” Tara Johnson states. “I was elated.”
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