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“The purpose is to provide a summary of the many changes that have occurred in the field of kidney transplantation over the last few years … . The audience includes nephrologists, internists, or nonspecialists (in training or practice) who are involved or have an interest in kidney transplantation. … This is an easy-to-read book that provides useful information on the most recent advances in kidney transplantation. … I would recommend this book to anyone in medicine who has an interest in kidney transplantation.” (Ana Lia Castellanos, Doody’s Book Reviews, September, 2013)
“Provide a clear, concise and transparent overview of renal transplantation, suitable as a primer for most trainees in nephrology and transplantation. The chapters are well written, the right length and concentrate on key concepts in transplantation, including hisompatibility, donor and recipient work-up, immunotherapies and early and late allograft dysfunction, with illustrations and tables used throughout to good effect. This book can be recommended to those in their first year of transplantation training and to allied health-care professionals with an interest in transplantation.” (Behdad Afzali, British Journal of Hospital Medicine, August, 2012)
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Reviewer: Ana Lia Castellanos, MD (University of Kentucky College of Medicine)
Description: As the title implies, this is an overview of core concepts in kidney transplantation that also summarizes the changes that have occurred, specifically in transplant immunobiology and tissue histocompatibility testing, as well as the care of the kidney transplant recipient, covering both surgical and medical complications.
Purpose: The purpose is to provide a summary of the many changes that have occurred in the field of kidney transplantation over the last few years, providing up-to-date information on its various aspects, from immunology to the care of the kidney transplant recipient.
Audience: The audience includes nephrologists, internists, or nonspecialists (in training or practice) who are involved or have an interest in kidney transplantation. The editors and authors are renowned authorities in the field of renal transplantation.
Features: This book covers the various aspects of renal transplantation, including basic transplant immunobiology and the evaluation of both the possible kidney transplant donor and recipient. Chapters cover the surgical management of the renal transplant recipient, causes of allograft dysfunction, and medical complications of kidney transplantation, including recurrent or de novo glomerulonephritis. Immunosuppressive therapies and their complications are discussed. Transplant immunobiology and basic histocompatibility testing methods are covered well, in a short and easy-to-follow manner. The graphs and pictures help improve readers' understanding of these topics. The chapter on surgical management of the renal transplant recipient, including graft thrombosis, RAS, etc., could have used more graphs and/or pictures.
Assessment: This is an easy-to-read book that provides useful information on the most recent advances in kidney transplantation. The references at the end of each chapter give readers the ability to obtain more in-depth information if needed. I would recommend this book to anyone in medicine who has an interest in kidney transplantation.