Kidney Transplantation

Principles and Practice


  • Peter Morris, MD, PhD, FRS, FRCS, Emeritus Nuffield Professor of Surgery, University of Oxford; Honorary Professor, University of London; Director, Centre for Evidence in Transplantation, Royal College of Surgeons of England; London, UK
  • Stuart Knechtle, MD, FACS, Clinical Director, Professor of Surgery and Pediatrics, Mason Chair of Transplant Surgery, Emory Transplant Center; Atlanta, GA, USA

Updated to reflect today’s practice guidelines, the new edition of this comprehensive text remains the definitive resource on all aspects of renal transplantation, including immunological, pathological, psychological and ethical considerations. It examines evaluation, management, and procurement of living and deceased donor kidneys, the selection of suitable recipients, interpretation of graft dysfunction, and expected survival based upon a large database of information. There are comprehensive chapters on pediatric renal transplantation and on renal transplantation in the developing world. Extensive tables and figures and comprehensive lists of references with each chapter enhance its value to the transplant team. A multidisciplinary approach from internationally renowned contributors from around the world—many new to this edition—offers practice-applicable guidance for all members of the transplant team, with coverage encompassing applied science, clinical information, and surgical procedures. This 6th edition remains the balanced reference you need to stay apprised of issues important to successful kidney transplantation.
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Transplant Surgeons, Nephrologists


Book information

  • Published: May 2008
  • Imprint: SAUNDERS
  • ISBN: 978-1-4160-3343-1

Table of Contents

1. Kidney Transplantation: A History, David Hamilton

2. Immunology of Graft Rejection, Margaret Dallman

3. Non-Transplant Modalities of Kidney Replacement Therapy, Lisa Nanovic and Bryan Becker

4. The Recipient of a Renal Transplant, Jeremy Chapman

5. Access for Renal Replacement Therapy, Mike Nicholson

6. Brain Death and Donor Management, Kenneth Wood

7. Medical Evaluation of the Living Donor, Dicken S. C. Ko and Frank Delmonico

8. Donor Nephrectomy

A. Open Nephrectomy, Benedict Cosimi

B. Laparoscopic Live Donor Nephrectomy, Christopher Simpkins and Robert Montgomery

9. Renal Preservation, Henri Leuvenink and Rutger Ploeg

10. Histocompatibility in Renal Transplantation, Sue Fuggle, Craig Taylor

11.Surgical Techniques of Renal Transplantation,
John Barry, Peter Morris

12. Transplantation and the Abnormal Bladder, Julie Franc-Guimond and Ricardo Gonzalez

13. Anaesthesia for Patients Undergoing Renal Transplantation, John Sear and Oliver Dyar

14. Early Course of the Patient with a Kidney Transplantation, John Pirsch, Stuart Knechtle

15. Azathioprine and Steroids, Simon Knight and Peter Morris

16. Cyclosporine, Neil Russell, Simon Knight, and Peter Morris

17. Tacrolimus in Renal Transplantation, Amit Basu and Ron Shapiro

18. Mycophenolate mofetil, Barry Kahan

19. mTOR Inhibitors: Sirolimus and Everolimus, Christopher Watson and John Andrew Bradley

20. Antibodies and Fusion Proteins, Allan Kirk

21. Other Forms of Immunosuppression, B. Sprangers, E. van Etten, Mark Waer, Mathieu Chantal, Jacques Pirenne

22. Transplantation in the Sensitized Recipient and across the ABO Blood Groups, Mark Stegall and James Gloor

23. Approaches to the Induction of Tolerance, Satish Nadig, Gregor Warnecke, and Kathryn Wood

24. Pathology of Kidney Transplantation, Robert Colvin and Shamila Mauiyyedi

25. Chronic Allograft Nephropathy, Brian Nankivell

26. Vascular Complications After Kidney Transplantation, Richard Allen

27. Urological Complications After Kidney Transplantation, David Cranston, Daniel Shoskes

28. Cardiovascular Complications After Renal Transplantation, Bert Kasiske and Ajay Israni

29. Infection in Renal Transplant Recipient, Jay Fishman John Davis

30. Liver Disease Among Renal Transplant Recipients, Adnan Said, Nasia Safdar, Jennifer Wells, and Michael Lucey

31. Neurological Complications After Renal Transplantation, Andria Ford, Katie Vo, and Jin-Moo Lee

32. Nonmalignant and Malignant Skin Lesions in Renal Transplant Patients, Vanessa Venning, and Fenella Wojnarowska, Christine Bordea, Aoife Lally

33. Cancer in Dialysis and Transplant Patients, John Thompson and Paula Mohacsi

34. Pancreas and Kidney Transplantation for Diabetic Neuropathy, Takashi Kobayashi, David Sutherland, Angelika Gruessner, and Rainer Gruessner

35. Kidney Transplantation in Children, Robert Ettenger, Minnie Sarwal, Pornpimol Rianthavorn

36. Renal Transplantation in Developing Countries, Rafique Moosa

37. Results of Renal Transplantation, Peter Morris, Stuart Knechtle

38. Psychological Aspects of Kidney Transplantation and Organ Donation, Patricia Franklin

39. Ethics in Transplantation: Allotransplantation and Xenotransplantation, Abdallah Daar, Linda Wright, and Michael Campbell