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.
- Provides a comprehensive description of surgical techniques, immunosuppressive methods, outcomes, risks, and medical considerations related to kidney transplantation, both in adults and children, in one convenient reference.
- Presents more than 335 superb illustrations—50 in full color—that demonstrate key concepts and nuances of techniques.
- Features a multidisciplinary approach from 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.
- Offers evidence-based decision making advice in renal transplantation—supported by a wealth of data in chapters written by internationally recognized experts—to help you make the most informed clinical decisions.
- 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
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- © Saunders 2008
- 21st May 2008
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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
Clinical Director, Professor of Surgery and Pediatrics, Mason Chair of Transplant Surgery, Emory Transplant Center; Atlanta, GA, USA