Chronic Kidney Transplant Rejection

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5 Oct 2020

Expiration Date

25 Jul 2022

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25 Jul 2021

Estimated Time To Finish

60 Minutes

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Activity Description

Kidney transplantation is currently the definitive treatment for patients with end-stage kidney disease (ESKD). Compared to dialysis, kidney transplantation is associated with reduced mortality and improved quality of life. Rejection of the kidney is one of the leading causes of allograft loss. This activity reviews the epidemiology, etiology, classification, diagnosis, and management of chronic kidney transplant rejection and highlights the role of the interprofessional team in the care of patients with this condition. It specifically focuses on the immune mechanisms of chronic kidney transplant rejection, the characteristic histopathological lesions of immune-mediated chronic rejection, how to differentiate chronic rejection from other causes of renal allograft dysfunction, and how to effectively diagnose and manage patients with chronic rejection.

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This activity has been designed to meet the educational needs of physicians.

Learning Objectives

At the conclusion of this activity, the learner will be better able to:

  • Identify the etiology and classification of chronic kidney transplant rejection.
  • Describe the characteristic histopathological lesions of chronic active antibody-mediated and t cell-mediated rejection.
  • Review the current diagnostic approach to a patient with suspected chronic kidney transplant rejection.
  • Explain the role of the interprofessional team is the prevention and management of chronic kidney transplant rejection.

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