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Anesthetic Pharmacology for Kidney Transplantation

[ Vol. 10 , Issue. 1 ]


Stephen Aniskevich, Sher-Lu Pai and Timothy S. Shine Pages 47-53 (7)


Kidney transplants are routinely performed at medical centers around the world. Concurrent with improved surgical techniques, a better understanding of the pharmacology involved in the perioperative anesthetic management has led to improved outcomes in these patients. This chapter reviews the perioperative pharmacologic considerations surrounding kidney transplant patients from the viewpoint of the transplant anesthesiologist.


Anesthesia, anesthetics, kidney transplantation, narcotics, pharmacology, renal disease.


Department of Anesthesiology, Mayo Clinic, 4500 San Pablo Road, Jacksonville, FL 32224, USA.

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