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Doody's Review ServiceReviewer: ANIL KOTRU, MD,MRCS,FRCS(Washington University School of Medicine)
Description: This concise update provides pertinent and precise information about medical and surgical aspects of kidney transplantation.
Purpose: The purpose is to present thoroughly updated information and current clinical practices in kidney transplantation. This book is definitely needed and it has fulfilled its goal.
Audience: This book has been written for anyone interested in kidney transplantation — students, residents, and practitioners.
Features: All major aspects of the science and art of kidney transplantation are covered. The book provides in-depth coverage of the immunological aspects of kidney transplantation, the immunosuppressive agents and protocols, kidney donation, post-transplant issues, and financial aspects of transplantation. Chapters on transplant immunobiology and histocompatibility are presented in easy comprehensible way. The surgical content of the book could have been more extensive.
Assessment: This edition definitely provides the most up-to-date knowledge in this field. There are few books available which provide authoritative information in a concise format. This book is replete with references to modern research and is very contemporary.