Open Access Medical Books


Edited by Thomas Rath .
490 pages .

Renal transplantation is the treatment of choice for patients with end-stage renal disease and until now half a million renal transplants are done by surgeons, nephrologists, immunologists, nurses and patients.
This open-access book covers diagnostic methods as well as clinical aspects and advances in transplantation immunology. The area covered spans from imaging methods, impact of donor factors, clinical comorbidities to recent developments in HLA-Matching and Antibody-Mediated rejection.
The authors are all experienced clinicians and scientists from different regions of the world.
So, this book may help us all by giving useful information to improve care for our patients.

Dr. med. Thomas Rath
Department of Nephrology and Transplantation Medicine
Westpfalz-Klinikum, Kaiserslautern, Germany


Section 1 of the textbook : Diagnostic Methods in Renal Transplantation .

  1 Medical Evaluation of the Adult Kidney Transplant Candidate ; Phuong-Thu Pham, Son V. Pham, Phuong-Anh Pham and Phuong- Chi Pham

  2 Imaging in Kidney Transplantation ;Valdair Francisco Muglia, Sara Reis Teixeira, Elen Almeida Romão, Marcelo Ferreira Cassini, Murilo Ferreira de Andrade, Mery Kato, Maria Estela Papini Nardin and Silvio Tucci Jr

  3 Utility of Urinary Biomarkers in Kidney Transplant Function Assessment , Alina Kępka, Napoleon Waszkiewicz, Sylwia Chojnowska, Beata Zalewska-Szajda, Jerzy Robert Ładny, Anna Wasilewska, Krzysztof Zwierz and Sławomir Dariusz Szajda

  4 Non-Invasive Diagnosis of Acute Renal Allograft Rejection − Special Focus on Gamma Scintigraphy and Positron Emission Tomography , Alexander Grabner, Dominik Kentrup, Uta Schnöckel, Michael Schäfers and Stefan Reuter

  5 Detection of Antibody-Mediated Rejection in Kidney Transplantation and the Management of Highly Sensitised Kidney Transplant Recipients ; Shyam Dheda, Siew Chong, Rebecca Lucy Williams, Germaine Wong and Wai Hon Lim

Section 2 of the textbook : Clinical Aspects of Renal Transplantation .

  6 Policies and Methods to Enhance the Donation Rates ; Lucan Mihai, Lucan Valerian Ciprian and Iacob Gheorghiță

  7 Kidney Transplantation Techniques ; Farzad Kakaei, Saman Nikeghbalian and Seyed Ali Malekhosseini

  8 Renal Aging and Kidney Transplantation ; Katrien De Vusser and Maarten Naesens

  9 Comparison of Renal Transplantation Outcomes in Patients After Peritoneal Dialysis and Hemodialysis – A Case Control Study and Literature Review ; Thomas Rath and Stephan Ziefle

  10 Overview of Immunosuppression in Renal Transplantation ; M. Ghanta, J. Dreier, R. Jacob and I. Lee

  11 Hepatitis C Infection in Kidney Transplantion ; A.A. Amir, R.A. Amir and S.S. Sheikh

  12 Kidney and Pancreas Transplantation: The History of Surgical Techniques and Immunosuppression ; Jean-Paul Squifflet

  13 Pregnancy Post Transplant ; Rubina Naqvi

  14 Practical Pharmacogenetics and Single Nucleotide Polymorphisms (SNPs) in Renal Transplantation ; María José Herrero, Virginia Bosó, Luis Rojas, Sergio Bea, Jaime Sánchez Plumed, Julio Hernández, Jose Luis Poveda and Salvador F. Aliño

Chapter 15 Clinical Pharmacology and Therapeutic Drug Monitoring of Immunosuppressive Agents ; Ana Luisa Robles Piedras, Minarda De la O Arciniega and Josefina Reynoso Vázquez

Section 3 of the textbook : Advances in Transplantation Immunology .

  16 The Evolution of HLA-Matching in Kidney Transplantation ; Hung Do Nguyen, Rebecca Lucy Williams, Germaine Wong and Wai Hon Lim

  17 Transplantation Antigens and Histocompatibility Matching ; Bhadran Bose, David W. Johnson and Scott B. Campbell

  18 CD4 T Lymphopenia, Thymic Function, Homeostatic Proliferation and Late Complications Associated with Kidney Transplantation ; Philippe Saas, Jamal Bamoulid, Cecile Courivaud, Jean-Michel Rebibou, Beatrice Gaugler and Didier Ducloux

  19 Current and Future Directions in Antibody-Mediated Rejection Post Kidney Transplantation ; Rashad Hassan and Ahmed Akl

  20 Advances in Antibody Mediated Rejection ; Siddharth Sharma, Kimberley Oliver and David W Mudge

Chapter 21 Tolerance in Renal Transplantation . Marco Antonio Ayala-García, Beatriz González Yebra, Éctor Jaime Ramirez Barba and Eduardo Guaní Guerra .

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