NEPHROLOGY

Cancer in Dialysis and Transplant Patients

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Dialysis patients and kidney transplant recipients have considerably greater cancer risk than the general population. This chapter discusses cancer in dialysis patients and kidney transplant recipients, with the exception of…

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Urologic Complications After Kidney Transplantation

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Urologic complications are inevitable in renal transplantation. Their incidence and effect on graft survival can, however, be minimized. This chapter reviews the types of urologic complications that may occur, maneuvers…

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Liver Disease Among Renal Transplant Recipients

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Overview of Incidence and Clinicopathologic Associations Theoretically, the spectrum of liver disease in renal transplant recipients should mimic the spectrum of disease seen in society. It is axiomatic that renal…

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Cardiovascular Disease in Renal Transplantation

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Introduction A successful renal transplant is the most effective way of reducing the incidence of cardiovascular disease (CVD) and cardiovascular (CV) mortality in patients with end-stage renal disease (ESRD). Although…

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Infection in Kidney Transplant Recipients

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Overview Successful management of infections in kidney transplant recipients is a function of the immune status of the host and the epidemiology of infectious exposures. Transplant recipients are susceptible to…

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Chronic Allograft Failure

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Acknowledgments I am grateful for the excellent photomicrographs provided by Dr. Rajathurai Murugasa and Professor Ranjit S. Nanra of John Hunter Hospital, Newcastle, NSW, Australia. Introduction Epidemiology Despite the success…

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Pathology of Kidney Transplantation

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Abbreviations AMR antibody-mediated rejection ATN acute tubular necrosis CAN chronic allograft nephropathy CMV cytomegalovirus CNI calcineurin inhibitor CNIT calcineurin inhibitor toxicity DGF delayed graft function DSA donor-specific antibody EM electron…

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Biomarkers of Kidney Injury and Rejection

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Acknowledgments Original work by the authors was funded by the NIH (grant 1U01AI070107) and National Health and Medical Research Council of Australia. Karen Keung is a recipient of the Jacquot…

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Kidney Allocation

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It is a favorite assertion of the authors that clinical transplantation is an excellent example of “medical ethics in practice.” Perhaps this is best demonstrated by the processes of organ…

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