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Current Concepts in Kidney Transplantation

Edited by Sandip Kapur

Weill Medical College of Cornell University, United States of America

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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

Copyright year: 2012

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

By Cheguevara Afaneh and Choli Hartono

1396

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2. Evaluation of Potential Living Kidney Donors

By Leila Kamal and David Serur

2623

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3. Medical Management of the Kidney Transplant Recipient

By Dhaval Patel and Jun Lee

5830

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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

1726

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5. Immunologic Concepts in Kidney Transplantation

By John R. Lee and Thangamani Muthukumar

2274

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6. Transplanting Against Histocompatibility Barriers

By Dinesh Kannabhiran, Michelle L. Lubetzky and Darshana Dadhania

1474

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7. Modern Immunosuppression Regimens in Kidney Transplantation

By Cheguevara Afaneh, Meredith J. Aull and Sandip Kapur

1585

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

By Meredith J. Aull, Cheguevara Afaneh and Sandip Kapur

2119

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9. BK Virus Infection in Renal Allograft Recipients

By Darshana Dadhania

2075

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10. Cold Ischaemic Injury in Kidney Transplantation

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

1623

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11. Hypertension After Renal Transplantation

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

1615

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12. Transplant Renal Artery Stenosis

By Taqi Toufeeq Khan and Mirza Anzar Baig

2316

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13. Surgical Advances in Laparoscopic Donor Nephrectomy

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

1272

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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

1643

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15. Expanding Opportunities for Kidney Transplantation

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

1932

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