Management of the patient who has had a kidney transplant in the medical assessment unit

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Br J Hosp Med (Lond). 2020 Nov 2;81(11):1-9. doi: 10.12968/hmed.2020.0416. Epub 2020 Nov 10.


The number of people with kidney transplants has increased rapidly over the last 20 years. They are often medically complex and have a significant need for both routine and urgent care. Patients who have received a kidney transplant can be challenging to manage in the medical assessment unit. They are vulnerable to infections and acute kidney injury; disease presentation and course may be atypical and they are at risk of rapid deterioration. This review describes a systematic approach to their assessment and management and highlights specific considerations to be borne in mind.

PMID:33263479 | DOI:10.12968/hmed.2020.0416

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