Hanyang Med Rev.  2006 Aug;26(3):18-26.

Recent Advancement of Living Donor Renal Transplantation

Affiliations
  • 1Department of Surgery, Yonsei University College of Medicine, Korea.
  • 2Department of Internal Medicine, Yonsei University College of Medicine, Korea. yukim@yumc.yonsei.ac.kr
  • 3The Institute of Kidney Disease, Yonsei University College of Medicine, Korea.
  • 4Severance Hospital Transplantation Center, Korea.

Abstract

The field of renal transplantation has undergone continual evolution to become the standard treatment for patients with end-stage renal diseases. The attempts to improve organ shortage, studies for clinical and basic science, empirical trial of new immunosuppressive drugs and technical challenges are very important for the development of renal transplantation medicine and improved patient outcome. This review will focus on the recent advancement and current hot issues of living donor renal transplantation worldwide.

Keyword

Living donor renal transplantation; Advancement
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