Indications for Renal Transplantation: Evaluation of Transplant Candidates

Opas Traitanon*, Lorenzo Gallon

*Corresponding author for this work

Research output: Chapter in Book/Report/Conference proceedingChapter


Kidney transplantation is currently the treatment of choice in patients with end-stage kidney disease and should be considered in most patients if there are no contraindications. Unfortunately, the demand for kidney transplants surpasses the supply of available organs, causing an increase in the number of patients on the waiting list, increase in the waiting time for a cadaveric kidney transplant and increase in the proportion of elderly patients undergoing kidney transplant. All transplant candidates should undergo pretransplant evaluation based on their underlying diseases and comorbidities to ensure the successful transplant outcome. Special attention should be given to patients with high cardiovascular risk factors, high risk or past history of malignancy, patients with active or occult infections and patients with specific underlying renal or systemic diseases.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Title of host publicationKidney Transplantation, Bioengineering, and Regeneration
Subtitle of host publicationKidney Transplantation in the Regenerative Medicine Era
Place of PublicationLondon
PublisherElsevier Inc
Number of pages11
ISBN (Electronic)9780128018361
ISBN (Print)9780128017340
StatePublished - Jul 6 2017


  • Cardiovascular evaluation
  • Contraindication
  • Indication
  • Pretransplant evaluation
  • Pretransplant infection
  • Pretransplant malignancy
  • Pretransplant renal diseases

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Biochemistry, Genetics and Molecular Biology(all)


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