Kidney Transplantation: A Guide to the Care of Kidney Transplant Recipients
Dianne B. McKay, Steven M. Steinberg
Springer Science & Business Media, Apr 26, 2010 - Medical - 407 pages
Kidney Transplantation: A Guide to the Care of Transplant Recipients is an easy to read, up to date, clinical resource written by experts in the field of kidney transplantation. The book explains how donors and recipients are selected for transplantation, how the surgical procedure is performed, and how the experts recognize and treat rejection.
Clearly illustrated chapters show how the immune system works in the setting of transplantation and how immunosuppressive medications prevent rejection of the transplanted kidney; knowledge essential for the proper care of the transplant recipient.
The acute and long-term care of the patient is described from the perspective not only of proper immunosuppressive medication management, but also from the perspective of comorbidities most common to transplanted patients, including cardiovascular disease, diabetes mellitus, infectious diseases, malignancies, and bone disease. Special issues that impact the care of the transplant recipient, such as unusual donor sources, nonadherence and insurability are also addressed in separate chapters.
This comprehensive practical guide to transplant patient care is an essential source for the practicing community nephrologist that cares for transplanted patients, as well as medical and surgical residents and fellows in training.
Clear illustrations as well a therapeutic algorithms complement the text, making this an easy to read, up to date source on the clinical practice of kidney transplantation.
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14 The Acute Care of the Transplant Recipient
15 Posttransplant Cardiovascular Disease
Risks for Posttransplant Diabetes
17 Infections in Kidney Transplant Recipients
How to Optimally Protect the Donor
Essentialsfor the Nephrologist
8 New Sources in Living Kidney Donation
9 What Are Immunosuppressive Medications? How Do They Work? What Are Their Side Effects?
10 Optimizing Immunosuppression
11 Evaluation of Renal Allograft Dysfunction
12 The Kidney Transplant Biopsy
13 Evaluation of the Kidney Transplant Candidate and FollowUp of the Listed Patient
18 Malignancies Before and After Transplantation
19 Bone Disease in Renal Transplantation
20 Sexuality and Pregnancy Before and After KidneyTransplantation
21 Socioeconomic Issues and the Transplant Recipient
22 Adherence to the Immunosuppressive Regimen in Adult and Pediatric Kidney Transplant Recipients
23 Transitioning Between Pediatric and Adult Clinics