The Acute Care of the Transplant Recipient

  • Phuong-Thu T. Pham
  • Phuong-Chi T. Pham
  • Gabriel M. Danovitch


Early post-transplant factors including delayed graft function (DGF), acute rejection episodes, nephrotoxic agents, post-transplant hypertension, dyslipidemia, and new onset diabetes mellitus after transplantation (NODAT) have all been implicated in worsening both short- and long-term morbidity and mortality after renal transplantation. Optimal management of the transplant recipient begins in the immediate postoperative period. This chapter provides a stepwise approach to the medical and urological management of the transplant recipient in the first 3 months after transplantation. The management of transplant recipients can be divided into three periods: immediate postoperative period, first week post-transplant, and first 3 months post-transplant. Immunosuppressive therapy is discussed in Chapter 9.


Acute Rejection Renal Transplant Recipient Mycophenolate Mofetil Delay Graft Function Ureteral Obstruction 
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Authors and Affiliations

  • Phuong-Thu T. Pham
    • 1
  • Phuong-Chi T. Pham
    • 2
  • Gabriel M. Danovitch
    • 1
  1. 1.Division of Nephrology, Department of Medicine, Kidney and Pancreas Transplant ProgramDavid Geffen School of Medicine at UCLALos AngelesUSA
  2. 2.Division of Nephrology, Department of MedicineOlive View-UCLA Medical Center David Geffen School of Medicine at UCLASylmarUSA

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