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Current Concepts in Kidney Transplantation

Edited by Sandip Kapur

Weill Cornell Medicine, United States of America


Cheguevara Afaneh

Cornell University, United States of America

Meredith Aull

Weill Cornell Medicine, United States of America

Despite significant accomplishments to date, kidney transplantation is a relatively young field in medicine. Due to the armamentarium of agents available to effectively suppress the immune system, the past decade has seen a shift in focus from prevention of rejection to a focus on extending the life of the allograft and novel strategies to increase the organ donor pool. This book covers basic concepts in kidney transplantation while also addressing ways to manage kidney transplant recipients in order to maximize patient and graft survival. In addition, novel concepts to increase organ availability are addressed, including kidney paired donation and single site laparoendoscopic donor nephrectomy for living donor kidney transplantation, and utilization of marginal, hepatitis C positive, and older donor organs to increase deceased donor transplant opportunities.

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Current Concepts in Kidney TransplantationEdited by Sandip Kapur

Published: December 19th 2012

DOI: 10.5772/3048

ISBN: 978-953-51-0900-6

eBook (PDF) ISBN: 978-953-51-7052-5

Copyright year: 2012

Books open for chapter submissions

42341 Total Chapter Downloads

6 Crossref Citations

2 Web of Science Citations

12 Dimensions Citations


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1. Evaluation of Kidney Transplant Candidates: An Update in 2012

By Cheguevara Afaneh and Choli Hartono


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2. Evaluation of Potential Living Kidney Donors

By Leila Kamal and David Serur


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3. Medical Management of the Kidney Transplant Recipient

By Dhaval Patel and Jun Lee


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4. Surgical Management of the Kidney Transplant Recipient

By Cheguevara Afaneh, Meredith J. Aull, Anthony Watkins, Sandip Kapur and Jim Kim


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5. Immunologic Concepts in Kidney Transplantation

By John R. Lee and Thangamani Muthukumar


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6. Transplanting Against Histocompatibility Barriers

By Dinesh Kannabhiran, Michelle L. Lubetzky and Darshana Dadhania


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7. Modern Immunosuppression Regimens in Kidney Transplantation

By Cheguevara Afaneh, Meredith J. Aull and Sandip Kapur


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8. Complications of Kidney Transplantation: Effects of Over-Immunosuppression

By Meredith J. Aull, Cheguevara Afaneh and Sandip Kapur


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9. BK Virus Infection in Renal Allograft Recipients

By Darshana Dadhania


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10. Cold Ischaemic Injury in Kidney Transplantation

By Sarah A. Hosgood, James P. Hunter and Michael L. Nicholson


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11. Hypertension After Renal Transplantation

By Mithat Tabaković, Nermin N. Salkić, Fahir Baraković and Senaid Trnačevic


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12. Transplant Renal Artery Stenosis

By Taqi Toufeeq Khan and Mirza Anzar Baig


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13. Surgical Advances in Laparoscopic Donor Nephrectomy

By Cheguevara Afaneh, Meredith J. Aull, Joseph J. Del Pizzo and Sandip Kapur


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14. Higher Volume and Better Outcomes Relationship in Kidney Transplant

By Wui-Chiang Lee, Shu-Yun Tsao and Che-Chuan Loong


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15. Expanding Opportunities for Kidney Transplantation

By Cheguevara Afaneh, Meredith J. Aull, Anthony Watkins, Jim Kim and Sandip Kapur


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