Acute Renal Failure Following Renal Transplantation

  • Brian H. B. Robinson


Two problems unique to organ transplantation are the preservation of the functional integrity of the organ during transfer from donor to recipient and the prevention of subsequent immunological interaction with the new host. Thus, ischemic damage and immunological graft rejection are major causes of acute renal failure (ARF) following transplantation. To these crucial problems of transplantation must be added technical problems associated with vascular and ureteric anastomosis, the complications of opportunist infections secondary to immunosuppressive therapy and of nephrotoxic drugs, as well as many of the causes of ARF discussed elsewhere in this book.


Acute Renal Failure Acute Rejection Graft Survival Brain Death Renal Allograft 
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