Chapter 17. Evaluation of the Candidate

  1. Richard N. Fine MD Dean Distinguished Professor of Pediatrics3,
  2. Steven A. Webber MBChB, MRCP Professor of Pediatrics4,
  3. Kim M. Olthoff MD, FACS Associate Professor of Surgery Director5,
  4. Deirdre A. Kelly MD, FRCPI, FRCP, FRCPCH Professor of Paediatric Hepatology6 and
  5. William E. Harmon MD Professor of Pediatrics7
  1. Uptal D. Patel MD Assistant Professor of Medicine and Pediatrics1 and
  2. Susan E. Thomas MD Clinical Associate Professor of Pediatrics Medical Director2

Published Online: 5 MAY 2009

DOI: 10.1002/9781444312720.ch17

Pediatric Solid Organ Transplantation, Second Edition

Pediatric Solid Organ Transplantation, Second Edition

How to Cite

Patel, U. D. and Thomas, S. E. (2007) Evaluation of the Candidate, in Pediatric Solid Organ Transplantation, Second Edition (eds R. N. Fine, S. A. Webber, K. M. Olthoff, D. A. Kelly and W. E. Harmon), Blackwell Publishing Ltd., Oxford, UK. doi: 10.1002/9781444312720.ch17

Editor Information

  1. 3

    Stony Brook University School of Medicine, Stony Brook, New York 11794-8111, USA

  2. 4

    University of Pittsburgh School of Medicine, Division of Cardiology, Children's Hospital, 3705 Fifth Avenue, Pittsburgh, PA 15213, USA

  3. 5

    Liver Transplant Program, University of Pennsylvania and the Children's Hospital of Philadelphia, 2 Dulles, 3400 Spruce Street, Philadelphia, PA 19104, USA

  4. 6

    The Liver Unit, Birmingham Children's Hospital NHS Trust, Steelhouse Lane, Birmingham, B4 6NH, UK

  5. 7

    Division of Nephrology, Children's Hospital Boston, Harvard Medical School, 300 Longwood Avenue, Hunn-319, Boston, MA 02115, USA

Author Information

  1. 1

    Divisions of Nephrology and Pediatric Nephrology, Duke Children's Hospital and Health Center, Duke University, Durham, NC, USA

  2. 2

    Pediatric Renal Transplant Program, C.S. Mott Children's Hospital, University of Michigan, Ann Arbor, MI, USA

Publication History

  1. Published Online: 5 MAY 2009
  2. Published Print: 24 JAN 2007

ISBN Information

Print ISBN: 9781405124072

Online ISBN: 9781444312720



  • chronic kidney disease (CKD);
  • pre-emptive transplantation;
  • metabolic acidosis;
  • pre-emptive transplantion;
  • membranoproliferative glomerulonephritis;
  • self-catheterization;
  • pretransplant cystometrogram;
  • computed tomography (CT);
  • left ventricular hypertrophy (LVH)


This chapter contains sections titled:

  • Timing

  • Contraindications

  • Retransplantation

  • Dialysis Versus Pre-Emptive Transplant

  • Native Nephrectomy

  • Bladder Evaluation

  • Vascular Evaluation

  • Extrarenal Disease

  • Transplantation in Special Patient Groups

  • Psychosocial Issues

  • Referral BIAS

  • Evaluation Updates

  • Conclusions

  • References