Kidney Transplantation in Sensitized Patients

  • Duck JongĀ Han

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-v
  2. Soo-Kyung Kim, Hyosang Kim
    Pages 11-25
  3. Chan-Duck Kim
    Pages 27-39
  4. Chung Hee Baek
    Pages 53-62
  5. Duck Jong Han
    Pages 63-89
  6. Yong-Jin Kim
    Pages 101-116
  7. Beom Seok Kim, Juhan Lee, Kyu Ha Huh
    Pages 117-128

About this book


This book presents state of the art knowledge on all aspects of kidney transplantation in recipients in whom desensitization strategies are necessary in order to overcome immunologic barriers such as anti-human leukocyte antigen (HLA) donor-specific antibody and ABO blood group incompatibility. Readers will find detailed, up-to-date information on the various immunomodulating therapies that may be employed in these circumstances and the outcomes that may be expected. Full guidance is provided on preoperative evaluation and management and post-transplantation care. In addition, the pathology of antibody-mediated rejection and acute cellular rejection in this context is discussed.

For most patients with end-stage renal disease, kidney transplantation offers significant benefits compared with dialysis, but especially sensitization to HLAs remains a major clinical obstacle to success. Kidney Transplantation in Sensitized Patients will assist in achieving optimal results in individual patients. It will be an important resource for everyone involved in the care of kidney transplant recipients.


kidney transplantation anti-human leukocyte antigen HLA immunomodulating therapy antibody-mediated rejection acute cellular rejection post-transplantation care preoperative evaluation

Editors and affiliations

  • Duck JongĀ Han
    • 1
  1. 1.Department of General SurgeryAsan Medical CenterSeoulKorea (Republic of)

Bibliographic information

  • DOI
  • Copyright Information Springer Nature Singapore Pte Ltd. 2020
  • Publisher Name Springer, Singapore
  • eBook Packages Medicine Medicine (R0)
  • Print ISBN 978-981-10-7045-7
  • Online ISBN 978-981-10-7046-4
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