Rationale and Landscape of Living Kidney Donation in Contemporary Practice.
Informed Consent & Framework of Living Donor Care.
Evaluation of Renal Function, Albuminuria and Hematuria in Living Donor Candidates.
Evaluation of Renal Anatomy, Structure and Nephrolithiasis in Living Donor Candidates.
Evaluation of Hypertension in Living Donor Candidates.
Evaluation of Metabolic and Cardiovascular Risks in Living Donor Candidates.
Infection and Cancer Screening in Living Donor Candidates.
Evaluation of Genetic Kidney Disease in Living Donor Candidates.
Perioperative Evaluation and Management of Living Donor Candidates.
Compatibility, Kidney Paired Donation, and Incompatible Living Donor Transplants.
Psychosocial Evaluation, Care and Quality of Life in Living Kidney Donation.
Risk Assessment Tools and Innovations in Living Kidney Donation.
Living Donor Nephrectomy: Approaches, Outcomes and Innovations.
Follow-up Care after Living Kidney Donation.
Ethical and Policy Considerations in Living Donor Evaluation and Care.
Living Donor Transplant Program Growth, Innovation and Sustainability.
This book provides a complete guide to the evaluation, care, and follow-up of living kidney donors. Living donor kidney transplantation is established as the best treatment option for kidney failure. However, despite the tremendous benefits of living donation to recipients and society, the outcomes and optimal care of donors themselves have received relatively less attention. Fortunately, things are changing – including recent landmark developments in living donor risk assessment, policy and guidance.
This volume offers authoritative, evidence-based guidance on the full range of clinical scenarios encountered in the evaluation and care of living kidney donors. The approach to key elements of risk assessment, ethical considerations and informed consent is accompanied by recommendations for patient-centered care before, during, and after donation. Advocacy initiatives and policies to remove disincentives to donation and advance a defensible system of practice are also discussed.
General and transplant nephrologists, as well as related allied health professionals, can look to this book as a comprehensive resource addressing contemporary clinical topics in the practice of living kidney donation.
• Provides authoritative, evidence-based guidelines in the evaluation and care of living kidney donors
• Offers key elements of assessment, consent and recommendations for optimal care before, during, and after donation
• Includes recently published KDIGO clinical guidelines related to transplantation and donor evaluation