Arch Esp Urol 2017 May;70(4):462-467
Servicio de Urología. Hospital Clinic de Barcelona. España.
Eur Urol 2017 08 3;72(2):205-217. Epub 2017 Mar 3.
Department of Surgery, VU Medical Center, Amsterdam, The Netherlands; Department of Surgery, Dutch Cancer Institute/Antoni van Leeuwenhoek Hospital, Amsterdam, The Netherlands.
Context: Literature on conventional and minimally invasive operative techniques has not been systematically reviewed for kidney transplant recipients.
Objective: To systematically evaluate, summarize, and review evidence supporting operating technique and postoperative outcome for kidney transplant recipients.
Evidence Acquisition: A systematic review was conducted in PubMed-Medline, Embase, and Cochrane Library between 1966 up to September 1, 2016, according to Preferred Reporting Items for Systematic Review and Meta-analysis guidelines. Read More
Minerva Urol Nefrol 2017 02 30;69(1):5-13. Epub 2016 Nov 30.
Puigvert Foundation, Autonoma University of Barcelona, Barcelona, Spain -
Introduction: For the treatment of patients with end-stage renal disease, kidney transplantation is preferred to renal replacement modalities such as hemodialysis and peritoneal dialysis. Although open surgery remains the gold standard, minimally invasive approaches have recently been applied in transplant kidney surgery. Despite growing enthusiasm and potential benefits of robotic kidney transplant, many aspects of this novel technique remain controversial. Read More
Prog Urol 2016 Nov 6;26(15):1001-1044. Epub 2016 Oct 6.
Service d'urologie, hôpital européen Georges-Pompidou, AP-HP, 75015 Paris, France; Université Paris Descartes, 75006 Paris, France.
Objectives: To describe kidney transplantation surgical techniques and to propose strategies in high-risk recipients.
Material And Methods: Relevant publications were identified through Medline (http://www.ncbi. Read More
Transplantation 2017 Jan;101(1):191-196
1 Division of Transplantation, Department of Surgery, University of Illinois College of Medicine, Chicago, IL.
Background: Obesity represents a barrier to kidney transplantation, but the increasing prevalence among renal failure patients has forced some centers to carefully consider such candidates. Morbidly obese patients may be at increased risk of delayed graft function, higher postoperative complications, and inferior graft outcomes. Nevertheless, mortality on the waiting list remains significantly higher than after transplant. Read More