Surgical Management of the Renal Transplant Recipient

Feb 24, 2019 by in NEPHROLOGY Comments Off on Surgical Management of the Renal Transplant Recipient

Abstract Kidney transplantation is now the standard of care for properly selected patients with end-stage renal disease. Successful transplantation provides remarkable improvement in quality of life and decreases recipient mortality…

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Renal Replacement Therapy for Acute Kidney Injury

Feb 24, 2019 by in NEPHROLOGY Comments Off on Renal Replacement Therapy for Acute Kidney Injury

Abstract The indications, timing of initiation, and choice of modality and intensity of delivered therapy are factors that must be considered in prescribing renal replacement therapy (RRT) to patients with…

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Home Hemodialysis

Feb 24, 2019 by in NEPHROLOGY Comments Off on Home Hemodialysis

Abstract Home hemodialysis allows for individualized therapy. It is an effective way to provide increased frequency, increased duration dialysis, or both. We explore the benefits and risk of the therapy…

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Evaluation of Donors and Recipients

Feb 24, 2019 by in NEPHROLOGY Comments Off on Evaluation of Donors and Recipients

Abstract It is important to medically evaluate both living donor candidates and recipients for kidney transplantation to minimize surgical risks and to provide long-term health and survival. This chapter focuses…

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Infection in Renal Transplant Recipients

Feb 24, 2019 by in NEPHROLOGY Comments Off on Infection in Renal Transplant Recipients

Abstract Infections are a major cause of morbidity and mortality in renal transplant recipients. This chapter reviews major risk factors for infection as well as important preventive measures. More common…

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Immunosuppressive Therapy

Feb 24, 2019 by in NEPHROLOGY Comments Off on Immunosuppressive Therapy

Abstract: Significant advances have been made in the field of transplantation since the first successful kidney transplant between identical twins in 1954. A better understanding of immunobiology and immunosuppression not…

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Noninfectious Complications of Peritoneal Dialysis

Feb 24, 2019 by in NEPHROLOGY Comments Off on Noninfectious Complications of Peritoneal Dialysis

Keywords Catheter malfunction, Chyloperitoneum, Dialysate leak, Drain pain, Encapsulating peritoneal sclerosis, Hemoperitoneum, Hernia formation, Hydrothorax, Metabolic complications, Peritoneal dialysis   Outline Complications Related to Increased Intraabdominal Pressure, 520 Hernia Formation,…

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