Open access peer-reviewed Edited Volume

Current Issues and Future Direction in Kidney Transplantation

Edited by Thomas Rath

Westpfalz Klinikum

The here presented book covers different areas of clinical and scientific interest, reaching from donor evaluation to newest methods in immunological diagnostics. But also aspects of daily care of transplant recipients can be found in the carefully selected chapters. Everything driven by the aim to improve the care for all of our transplanted patients.

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Current Issues and Future Direction in Kidney TransplantationEdited by Thomas Rath

Published: February 13th 2013

DOI: 10.5772/45909

ISBN: 978-953-51-0985-3

eBook (PDF) ISBN: 978-953-51-7089-1

Copyright year: 2013

Books open for chapter submissions

56387 Total Chapter Downloads

15 Crossref Citations

22 Web of Science Citations

33 Dimensions Citations


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1. Medical Evaluation of the Adult Kidney Transplant Candidate

By Phuong-Thu Pham, Son V. Pham, Phuong-Anh Pham and Phuong- Chi Pham


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2. Imaging in Kidney Transplantation

By Valdair Francisco Muglia, Sara Reis Teixeira, Elen Almeida Romão, Marcelo Ferreira Cassini, Murilo Ferreira de Andrade, Mery Kato, Maria Estela Papini Nardin and Silvio Tucci Jr


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3. Utility of Urinary Biomarkers in Kidney Transplant Function Assessment

By Alina Kępka, Napoleon Waszkiewicz, Sylwia Chojnowska, Beata Zalewska-Szajda, Jerzy Robert Ładny, Anna Wasilewska, Krzysztof Zwierz and Sławomir Dariusz Szajda


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4. Non-Invasive Diagnosis of Acute Renal Allograft Rejection − Special Focus on Gamma Scintigraphy and Positron Emission Tomography

By Alexander Grabner, Dominik Kentrup, Uta Schnöckel, Michael Schäfers and Stefan Reuter


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5. Detection of Antibody-Mediated Rejection in Kidney Transplantation and the Management of Highly Sensitised Kidney Transplant Recipients

By Shyam Dheda, Siew Chong, Rebecca Lucy Williams, Germaine Wong and Wai Hon Lim


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6. Policies and Methods to Enhance the Donation Rates

By Lucan Mihai, Lucan Valerian Ciprian and Iacob Gheorghița


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7. Kidney Transplantation Techniques

By Farzad Kakaei, Saman Nikeghbalian and Seyed Ali Malekhosseini


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8. Renal Aging and Kidney Transplantation

By Katrien De Vusser and Maarten Naesens


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9. Comparison of Renal Transplantation Outcomes in Patients After Peritoneal Dialysis and Hemodialysis – A Case Control Study and Literature Review

By Thomas Rath and Stephan Ziefle


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10. Overview of Immunosuppression in Renal Transplantation

By M. Ghanta, J. Dreier, R. Jacob and I. Lee


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11. Hepatitis C Infection in Kidney Transplantion

By A.A. Amir, R.A. Amir and S.S. Sheikh


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12. Kidney and Pancreas Transplantation for Diabetes: the History of Surgical Techniques and Immunosuppression

By Jean-Paul Squifflet


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13. Pregnancy Post Transplant

By Rubina Naqvi


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14. Practical Pharmacogenetics and Single Nucleotide Polymorphisms (SNPs) in Renal Transplantation

By María José Herrero, Virginia Bosó, Luis Rojas, Sergio Bea, Jaime Sánchez Plumed, Julio Hernández, Jose Luis Poveda and Salvador F. Aliño


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15. Clinical Pharmacology and Therapeutic Drug Monitoring of Immunosuppressive Agents

By Ana Luisa Robles Piedras, Minarda De la O Arciniega and Josefina Reynoso Vázquez


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16. The Evolution of HLA-Matching in Kidney Transplantation

By Hung Do Nguyen, Rebecca Lucy Williams, Germaine Wong and Wai Hon Lim


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17. Transplantation Antigens and Histocompatibility Matching

By Bhadran Bose, David W. Johnson and Scott B. Campbell


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18. CD4 T Lymphopenia, Thymic Function, Homeostatic Proliferation and Late Complications Associated with Kidney Transplantation

By Philippe Saas, Jamal Bamoulid, Cecile Courivaud, Jean-Michel Rebibou, Beatrice Gaugler and Didier Ducloux


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19. Current and Future Directions in Antibody-Mediated Rejection Post Kidney Transplantation

By Rashad Hassan and Ahmed Akl


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20. Advances in Antibody Mediated Rejection

By Siddharth Sharma, Kimberley Oliver and David W Mudge


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21. Tolerance in Renal Transplantation

By Marco Antonio Ayala-García, Beatriz González Yebra, Éctor Jaime Ramirez Barba and Eduardo Guaní Guerra


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