Living Donor Kidney Transplantation
By Jonas Wadström, Robert Gaston
Publisher: Informa Healthcare
Number Of Pages: 208
Publication Date: 2005-07-14
ISBN-10 / ASIN: 1841843164
ISBN-13 / EAN: 9781841843162
Living donor kidney (LDK) transplantation has become the definitive approach to the treatment of end-stage renal failure, providing a better quality of life and the best opportunity for survival. A timely compendium of the current practice of LDK transplantation presented by international experts, this text explores a number of controversial aspects of this innovative technique. Discussing the current situation in detail, the authors focus on the responsibility of the medical community to the live kidney donor as a patient and the potential for complacency regarding donor risk. The authos also emphasize the ethical principles that must dictate practice in LDK transplantation for the foreseeable future.