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Understanding the Complexities of Kidney Transplantation


Kidney transplantation is a complex field that incorporates several different specialties to manage the transplant patient. This book was created because of the importance of kidney transplantation. This volume focuses on the complexities of the transplant patient. In particular, there is a focus on the comorbidities and special considerations for a transplant patient and how they affect kidney transplant outcomes. Contributors to this book are from all over the world and are experts in their individual fields. They were all individually approached to add a chapter to this book and with their efforts this book was formed. Understanding the Complexities of Kidney Transplantation gives the reader an excellent foundation to build upon to truly understand kidney transplantation.

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Understanding the Complexities of Kidney TransplantationEdited by Jorge Ortiz

Published: September 6th 2011

DOI: 10.5772/940

ISBN: 978-953-307-819-9

eBook (PDF) ISBN: 978-953-51-6701-3

Copyright year: 2011

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120408 Total Chapter Downloads

11 Crossref Citations

16 Web of Science Citations

23 Dimensions Citations


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1. The History of Kidney Transplantation: Past, Present and Future (with Special References to the Belgian History)

By Squifflet Jean-Paul


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2. Ethical Controversies in Organ Transplantation

By Ehtuish Ehtuish


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3. Preemptive Kidney Transplantation

By Burak Sayin


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4. Proactive Management Approach in Prevention of Kidney Transplantation

By Levent B. Kıdak


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5. Transplantation in Diabetics with End-Stage Renal Disease

By Elijah Ablorsu


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6. Cardiovascular Diseases in Kidney Transplantation

By Roberto Marcén and Sara Jiménez


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7. Obesity and Kidney Transplantation

By Alex Chang, Susan Hou and Holly Kramer


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8. The Impact of Donor Type and Quality on Renal Transplant Outcomes

By Hung Do Nguyen, Kenneth Yong, Rebecca Croke and Wai H Lim


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9. Donor Quality Scoring Systems and Early Renal Function Measurements in Kidney Transplantation

By Quirino Lai, Francesco Nudo, Vincenzo Morabito, Giovanni Battista Levi Sandri, Fabio Melandro, Lucia Parlati, Nicola Guglielmo, Marco Di Laudo, Manuela Garofalo, Luca Poli, Renzo Pretagostini and Pasquale B Berloco


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10. Donor Characteristics in 1,000 Consecutive Simultaneous Pancreas-Kidney Transplants

By Hans W. Sollinger, Jon S. Odorico, Glen E. Leverson, Barbara J. Voss and Anthony M. D’Alessandro


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11. Perioperative and Long-Term Safety of Living Kidney Donors

By Masahiko Okamoto


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12. Perioperative Hydration Policy

By Mahmoud M. Othman


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13. Anaesthesia for Kidney Transplantation

By Yasser Haggag and Imran Ahmad


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14. Augmentation Cystoplasty: in Pretransplant Recepients

By Ashraf Abou-Elela


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15. ABO-incompatible Kidney Transplantation

By Mina Hur, Hee-Won Moon and Seog-Woon Kwon


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16. Combined Liver and Kidney Transplantation

By Cláudia Fagundes and Mónica Guevara


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17. Transplantation for the Complex Patient with Hepatitis C and End Stage Renal Disease: A Review

By Jorge Ortiz, Jason Andre, Kamran Khanmoradi and Victor Araya


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18. Combined Kidney-Islet Transplantation

By Giuseppe Cavallari, Flavia Neri and Bruno Nardo


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19. Kidney-Pancreas Transplantation

By Farzad Kakaei and Saman Nikeghbalian


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20. Clinical Pharmacokinetics of Triple Immunosuppression Scheme in Kidney Transplant (Tacrolimus, Mycophenolate Mofetil and Corticosteroids)

By Robles Piedras Ana Luisa and Monroy Funes Manuel Alejandro


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21. Desensitization and Induction Immunosuppressive Therapy in Highly HLA-Sensitized Patients Receiving Cadaveric Renal Allograft)

By Juana Margarita Rufino Hernández, José Manuel González-Posada Delgado and Domingo Hernández Marrero


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22. The Transplantation Operation and Its Surgical Complications

By Junjie Zhao, Zhenli Gao and Ke Wang


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23. Novel Renal Transplant-Related Surgical Approaches in the 21st Century

By Shih-Chieh Jeff Chueh and Bashir R. Sankari


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24. Minimally Invasive Renal Transplantation

By Ole Øyen


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25. Surgical Complications of Renal Transplantation

By Marcelo Ferreira Cassini, Murilo Ferreira de Andrade and Silvio Tucci Junior


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26. Vascular Complications in Kidney Transplantation

By Alexandros Giakoustidis, Nikolaos Antoniadis and Dimitrios Giakoustidis


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