Challenges and Controversies in Kidney Transplantation highlights the most up-to-date strategies for successfully managing high-risk kidney transplant recipients, as well as detailed, innovative strategies to increase transplant opportunities for patients requiring kidney transplantation.
The book is divided into two major sections; firstly, Maximizing Transplant Opportunities, and second, Considerations for Unique/High Risk Patient Populations focusing on management of select patient populations, such as children, the elderly, HIV, Hepatitis C positive patents, highly sensitized patients, and patients who develop post-transplant polyomavirus nephropathy.
Surgical topics include Laparoendoscopic Single Site and Robotic Donor Nephrectomy as minimally invasive surgical procedures to increase living donation, and the use of Paediatric Donor Kidneys in deceased donor kidney transplantation. In addition, Challenges and Controversies in Kidney Transplantation also features discussion on the most difficult clinical management issues confronting Kidney Transplantation today, making it a relevant and essential reference for nephrologists, neurologists and residents.
Concise and comprehensive guide to problems associated with kidney transplantation
Full colour illustrations
Authored by Sandip Kapur, Professor of Surgery at Weill Medical College - Cornell University, USA
Sandip Kapur Professor of Surgery, Chief, Division of Transplant Surgery, Weill Medical College - Cornell University, New York, USA
Section 1: Maximizing Transplant Opportunities Utilization of Marginal, Pediatric, and HCV+ Deceased Donor Organs Advances in Minimally Invasive Techniques for Living Donor Nephrectomy Kidney Paired Donation as a Strategy to Increase Living Donor Kidney Transplantation Ethical Issues Surrounding Opportunities to Maximize Transplantation Section 2: Considerations for Unique Patient Populations Considerations for the Management of Pediatric Kidney Transplant Recipients Considerations for the Management of Older Kidney Transplant Recipients Considerations for the Management of HIV+ Kidney Transplant Candidates and Recipients Considerations for the Management of Hepatitis C Positive Kidney Transplant Candidates and Recipients Monitoring and Management of the Kidney Transplant Recipient with Pre-Existing or de novo Donor Specific Antibody Management of Kidney Transplant Recipients with Polyomavirus Nephropathy or Viremia Personalizing Immunosuppression Regimens for Kidney Transplant Recipients