NEPHROLOGY

Combined Organ Transplantation

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Combined Organ Transplantation Andrew Malone General Principles Kidney failure can occur as a consequence of pathology primary to another vital organ such as the pancreas, liver, or heart. Therefore, frequently…

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Nonimmunologic Complications After Kidney Transplantation

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Nonimmunologic Complications After Kidney Transplantation Sagar Gupta Tarek Alhamad General Principles Differential diagnosis for post-transplant allograft dysfunction depends on many factors; importantly, the timing after transplantation (please see Table 30-1)….

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Immunologic Complications After Kidney Transplantation

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Immunologic Complications After Kidney Transplantation Karthikeyan Venkatachalam Tarek Alhamad General Principles Acute rejection is characterized by decline in graft function with diagnostic features on a kidney biopsy after ruling out…

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Management of the Kidney Transplant Patient

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Management of the Kidney Transplant Patient Clarice E. Carthon Timothy A. Horwedel General Principles Immunosuppression is used for induction at the time of transplant to promote graft acceptance, to prevent…

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Evaluation of the Living Kidney Donor Candidate

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Evaluation of the Living Kidney Donor Candidate Rungwasee Rattanavich General Principle Living kidney has major advantages over deceased donor kidney. In general, recipients of living kidney benefit from shorter waiting…

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Evaluation of the Kidney Transplant Candidate

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Evaluation of the Kidney Transplant Candidate Sreelatha Katari General Principles Kidney transplantation improves patient survival and quality of life and reduces the total cost of medical care compared to dialysis….

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Overview of Kidney Transplantation

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Overview of Kidney Transplantation Rowena Delos Santos General Principles Over 500,000 people in the United States have end-stage renal disease (ESRD), with over 100,000 new cases of ESRD yearly.1 Treatment…

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Principles of Drug Dosing in Renal Impairment

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Principles of Drug Dosing in Renal Impairment Bethany Tellor Jennifer Hagopian Introduction One of the most significant drug-related errors in patients with renal impairment is inappropriate medication dosing leading to…

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Therapeutic Plasma Exchange

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Therapeutic Plasma Exchange Brittany Heady Tingting Li General Principles Therapeutic plasma exchange (TPE) is an extracorporeal blood separation procedure in which a large volume of plasma is separated from the…

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