Focused Issue on Renal Transplantation in Urology
We begin with a review of immunosuppressive drugs used in non-transplant applications of Urology. There is good evidence for many of these indications, yet Urologists who aren’t involved with transplantation are often hesitant to use them. Transplant specific reviews include use of machine preservation and perfusion of kidneys and ABO incompatible protocols. Broader topics include specific urologic issues in pediatric transplantation, management of post-operative urologic complications and challenges in HIV positive transplant patients. Finally we cover post-operative medical complications including erectile dysfunction, neurologic complications and male infertility.
Daniel Shoskes, MD
Department of Urology, Glickman Urological and Kidney Institute, The Cleveland Clinic, Cleveland, OH, USA