Kidney Transplantation: A Guide to the Care of Kidney Transplant Recipients

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Dianne B. McKay, Steven M. Steinberg
Springer Science & Business Media, Apr 26, 2010 - Medical - 407 pages
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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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Contents

1 Ten Things Not to Do
1
Surgical Techniquesand Complications
14
References
23
3 What Is Transplant Immunology and Why Are AllograftsRejected?
25
References
37
4 What Is Histocompatibility Testing and How Is It Done?
40
References
54
Role of UNOS and OPOs
57
References
205
14 The Acute Care of the Transplant Recipient
207
References
232
15 Posttransplant Cardiovascular Disease
237
References
252
Risks for Posttransplant Diabetes
255
References
273
17 Infections in Kidney Transplant Recipients
277

References
72
How to Optimally Protect the Donor
73
References
90
Essentialsfor the Nephrologist
94
References
101
8 New Sources in Living Kidney Donation
103
References
116
9 What Are Immunosuppressive Medications? How Do They Work? What Are Their Side Effects?
119
References
133
10 Optimizing Immunosuppression
136
References
149
11 Evaluation of Renal Allograft Dysfunction
153
References
165
12 The Kidney Transplant Biopsy
169
References
186
13 Evaluation of the Kidney Transplant Candidate and FollowUp of the Listed Patient
191
References
306
18 Malignancies Before and After Transplantation
310
References
323
19 Bone Disease in Renal Transplantation
327
References
337
20 Sexuality and Pregnancy Before and After KidneyTransplantation
343
References
351
21 Socioeconomic Issues and the Transplant Recipient
355
References
367
22 Adherence to the Immunosuppressive Regimen in Adult and Pediatric Kidney Transplant Recipients
370
References
379
23 Transitioning Between Pediatric and Adult Clinics
383
References
392
Index
395
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