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Kidney Transplantation

New Perspectives

Although many years have passed since the first successful kidney transplantation, the method, although no longer considered a medical experiment, is still perceived as controversial and, as such, it triggers many emotions and that's why conscious educational efforts are still needed for kidney transplantation, for many people being the only chance for an active lifestyle and improved quality of life, to win common social acceptance and stop triggering negative connotations. Apart from transplantation controversies piling up over years transplantologists also have to face many other medical difficulties. The chapters selected for this book are of high level of content, and the fact that their authors come from many different countries, and sometimes even cultures, has facilitated a comprehensive and interesting approach to the problem of kidney transplantation. The authors cover a wide spectrum of transplant-related topics.

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Kidney TransplantationNew PerspectivesEdited by Magdalena Trzcinska

Published: August 23rd 2011

DOI: 10.5772/721

ISBN: 978-953-307-684-3

eBook (PDF) ISBN: 978-953-51-6450-0

Copyright year: 2011

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43627 Total Chapter Downloads

8 Crossref Citations

11 Web of Science Citations

22 Dimensions Citations


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1. Mechanisms of T Lymphocytes in the Damage and Repair Long Term after Renal Ischemia Reperfusion Injury

By Dolores Ascon and Miguel Ascon


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2. Characteristics, Detection, and Clinical Relevance of Alloantibodies in Kidney Transplantation

By Andrew Lobashevsky


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3. Urothelial Carcinoma in Renal Transplant Recipients

By Ming-Kuen Lai, Shuo-Meng Wang and Huai-Ching Tai


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4. Immune Monitoring of Kidney Recipients: Biomarkers to Appreciate Immunosuppression -Associated Complications

By Philippe Saas, Jamal Bamoulid, Béatrice Gaugler and Didier Ducloux


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5. Urinary Fructose-1,6-Bisphosphatase (FBP-1,6) and N-Acetyl-β-Hexosaminidase (HEX) in Monitoring Kidney Transplantation - Literature Review

By Alina Kępka, Sławomir Dariusz Szajda, Napoleon Waszkiewicz, Sylwia Chojnowska, Paweł Pludowski, Jerzy Robert Ładny and Krzysztof Zwierz


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6. Evaluation of CTLA-4, CD28 and CD86 Genes Polymorphisms in Acute Renal Allograft Rejection among Tunisian Patients

By Henda Krichen, Imen Sfar, Taieb Ben Abdallah, Rafika Bardi, Ezzeddine Abderrahim, Saloua Jendoubi-Ayed, Mouna Makhlouf, Houda Aouadi, Hammadi Ayadi, Khaled Ayed and Yousr Gorgi


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7. Urinary Proteomics and Renal Transplantation

By Elisenda Banon-Maneus, Luis F Quintana and Josep M Campistol


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8. Pharmacogenetics and Renal Transplantation

By Chi Yuen Cheung


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9. Tolerance in Kidney Transplantation

By Faouzi Braza, Maud Racape, Jean-Paul Soulillou and Sophie Brouard


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10. Mechanisms of Tolerance: Role of the Thymus and Persistence of Antigen in Calcineurin-Induced Tolerance of Renal Allografts in MGH Miniature Swine

By Joseph R. Scalea, Isabel Hanekamp and Kazuhiko Yamada


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11. Operational Tolerance after Renal Transplantation in the Regenerative Medicine Era

By Giuseppe Orlando, Pierpaolo Di Cocco, Lauren Corona, Tommaso Maria Manzia, Katia Clemente, Antonio Famulari and Francesco Pisani


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12. Ischemia Reperfusion Injury in Kidney Transplantation

By Bulent Gulec


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13. Transforming Growth Factor-Beta in Kidney Transplantation: A Double-Edged Sword

By Caigan Du


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14. The Impact of Ischemia and Reperfusion Injury in Kidney Allograft Outcome

By Valquiria Bueno


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15. ROCK Inhibition – A New Therapeutic Avenue in Kidney Protection

By Stefan Reuter, Dominik Kentrup and Eckhart Büssemaker


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16. Post-Tx Renal Monitoring with B-Flow Ultrasonography

By Paride De Rosa, Enrico Russo and Vincenzo Cerbone


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17. Immune Gene Polymorphisms Associate with Outcome in Kidney Transplantation

By Katri Haimila, Noora Alakulppi and Jukka Partanen


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18. Sleep Disturbances Among Dialysis Patients

By Gianluigi Gigli, Simone Lorenzut, Anna Serafini and Mariarosaria Valente


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19. Bridging the ‘Gap’ in Developing Countries: At what Expense?

By Chulananda DA Goonasekera


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