Fast Five Quiz: Kidney Transplant Rejection Risk and Monitoring

Phuong-Thu Pham, MD, FASN


May 19, 2022

Managing dynamic fluid balance and immunosuppression are two key postoperative tasks, according to Collins and colleagues. The former involves maintaining fluid balance, correction of electrolyte abnormalities, and management of hypertension. Immunosuppressive therapy is required for all patients posttransplantation; however, not all require induction therapy. Acute CNI nephrotoxicity is generally associated with elevated CNI serum level. Patients must be continuously monitored to ensure adequate immunosuppression while minimizing nephrotoxicity. Steroid immunosuppression has only been completely avoided in a few carefully selected patients.

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