Table of Contents

Kidney transplantation : a history.
The immunology of transplantation.
Chronic kidney failure : renal replacement therapy.
The recipient of a renal transplant.
Access for renal replacement therapy.
Brain death and cardiac death : donor criteria and care of deceased donor.
Medical evaluation of the living donor.
Donor nephrectomy.
Kidney preservation.
Histocompatibility in renal transplantation.
Surgical techniques of kidney transplantation.
Transplantation and the abnormal bladder.
Perioperative care of patients undergoing kidney transplantation.
Early course of the patient with a kidney transplant.
Azathioprine and mycophenolates.
Steroids.
Calcineurin inhibitors.
mTOR inhibitors : sirolimus and everolimus.
Antilymphocyte globulin, monoclonal antibodies, and fusion proteins.
Other forms of immunosuppression.
Approaches to the induction of tolerance.
Transplantation in the sensitized recipient and across ABO blood groups.
Paired exchange programs for living donors.
Kidney allocation.
Pathology of kidney transplantation.
Biomarkers of kidney injury and rejection.
Chronic allograft failure.
Vascular and lymphatic complications after kidney transplantation.
Urologic complications after kidney transplantation.
Cardiovascular disease in renal transplantation.
Infection in kidney transplant recipients.
Liver disease among renal transplant recipients.
Neurologic complications after kidney transplantation.
Cutaneous disease in kidney transplantation patients.
Cancer in dialysis and transplant patients.
Pancreas and kidney transplantation for diabetic nephropathy.
Kidney transplantation in children.
Kidney transplantation in developing countries.
Results of renal transplantation.
Psychosocial aspects of kidney transplantation and living kidney donation.
Ethical and legal aspects of kidney donation.
Evidence in transplantation.