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Kidney Transplantation, 6th Edition

Principles and Practice

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Updated to reflect today’s practice guidelines, the new edition of this comprehensive text remains the definitive resource on all aspects of renal transplantation, including immunological, pathological, psychological and ethical considerations. It examines evaluation, management, and procurement of living and deceased donor kidneys, the selection of suitable recipients, interpretation of graft dysfunction, and expected survival based upon a large database of information. There are comprehensive chapters on pediatric renal transplantation and on renal transplantation in the developing world. Extensive tables and figures and comprehensive lists of references with each chapter enhance its value to the transplant team. A multidisciplinary approach from internationally renowned contributors from around the world—many new to this edition—offers practice-applicable guidance for all members of the transplant team, with coverage encompassing applied science, clinical information, and surgical procedures. This 6th edition remains the balanced reference you need to stay apprised of issues important to successful kidney transplantation.

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New to This Edition

    • Offers new tables and figures as well as revised and updated chapters that report new data and present current practice guidelines.
    • Features a new chapter on transplantation in the sensitized patient to assist you with transplant cases that present unique challenges.
    • Describes the latest preclinical and clinical immunosuppressive strategies, to help you see the link between clinical issues and the basic sciences.
    • Offers tissue typing methodology updates, equipping you with the newest methods of assessing immune responses to the kidney.
    • Features a new chapter on chronic allograft nephropathy.

Key Features

    • Provides a comprehensive description of surgical techniques, immunosuppressive methods, outcomes, risks, and medical considerations related to kidney transplantation, both in adults and children, in one convenient reference.
    • Presents more than 335 superb illustrations—50 in full color—that demonstrate key concepts and nuances of techniques.
    • Features a multidisciplinary approach from contributors from around the world—many new to this edition—offers practice-applicable guidance for all members of the transplant team, with coverage encompassing applied science, clinical information, and surgical procedures.
    • Offers evidence-based decision making advice in renal transplantation—supported by a wealth of data in chapters written by internationally recognized experts—to help you make the most informed clinical decisions.

Published Reviews

    ”The layout...makes the material easily accessible, and the quality of the illustrations is superb. It...covers every conceivable aspect of renal transplantation. An excellent reference source...An inevitable part of the transplantation section in every library.”—Archives of Surgery, review of the previous edition


    This latest edition of Kidney Transplantation is a magnificent achievement. Transplant physicians, surgeons, and nephrologists who study this book - whether they are fellows, residents, or junior or senior faculty members - will be rewarded.

    The New England Journal of Medicine, January 22, 2009

Author Information

    By Peter Morris, AC, FRS, FRCS, Head, Evidence Based Transplant Centre in the Clinical Effectiveness Unit, The Royal College of Surgeons of England, London, UK; and Stuart J. Knechtle, MD, Professor, Division of Transplantation, University of Wisconsin, Madison, WI

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Kidney Transplantation, 6th Edition
  • Hardcover
  • Reference
  • 872 Pages
  • Trim Size: 8 5/16 X 10 7/8 in
  • Imprint: Saunders
  • ISBN: 978-1-4160-3343-1
  • Next Edition ISBN:
    978-1-4557-4096-3
  • Copyright: 2008