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1 hour

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Renal transplantation

Learning outcomes

1) Recognise who is eligible for renal transplantation

2) List the ways in which donor kidneys may be sourced

3) Consider long term outcomes for living kidney donors

4) List the potential medical and surgical complications of renal transplant surgery

5) Recognise how patients who have received a renal transplant should be managed long term.

Written by:

BMJ and the Cleveland Clinic

BMJ and the Cleveland Clinic

Authors/Faculty:

Paul T R Thiruchelvam, Michelle Willicombe, Nadey Hakim, David Taube, and Vassilios Papalois

Paul T R Thiruchelvam, Michelle Willicombe, Nadey Hakim, David Taube, and Vassilios Papalois

Biography :

Paul T R Thiruchelvam is a specialist surgical registrar in the Department of Transplant Surgery, Imperial College Renal and Transplant Centre, Hammersmith Hospital, London, UK. Michelle Willicombe is a specialist nephrology registrar in the Imperial College Renal and Transplant Centre, Hammersmith Hospital, London, UK. Nadey Hakim is surgical director of the Department of Transplant Surgery, Imperial College Renal and Transplant Centre, Hammersmith Hospital, London, UK. David Taube is a professor of transplant medicine in the Imperial College Renal and Transplant Centre, Hammersmith Hospital, London, UK. Vassilios Papalois is chief of service at the Imperial College Renal and Transplant Centre, Hammersmith Hospital, London, UK.

Disclosure :

All authors have completed the ICMJE uniform disclosure form at www.icmje.org/coi_disclosure.pdf (available on request from the corresponding author) and declare: no support from any organisation for the submitted work; no financial relationships with any organisations that might have an interest in the submitted work in the previous three years; no other relationships or activities that could appear to have influenced the submitted work.

Activity Directors:

William D Carey, MD and Dr Kirsten Patrick

William D Carey, MD and Dr Kirsten Patrick

Biography :

William D Carey, MD is Director, Center for Continuing Education, Cleveland Clinic, Cleveland, Ohio. Dr Kirsten Patrick is an Assistant Editor, British Medical Journal, London.

Disclosure :

We declare no financial interests, commercial affiliations, or conflicts of interest.

CME Disclaimer :

The information in this educational activity is provided for general medical education purposes only and is not meant to substitute for the independent medical judgment of a physician relative to diagnostic and treatment options of a specific patient's medical condition. The viewpoints expressed in this CME activity are those of the authors/faculty. They do not represent an endorsement by any of the accreditors. In no event will any of the accreditors be liable for any decision made or action taken in reliance upon the information provided through this CME activity.

Accreditation

Accreditor credit Accreditation statement
ASCOFAME 1:00 hour BMJ Learning has assigned 1 hour of CPD/CME credit to this module. BMJ Learning modules are being certified for ASCOFAME VIRTUAL (Colombia).
Australian Practice Nurses Association 1 credit, 1:00 hour BMJ Learning has achieved the status of an APNA Endorsed Education Provider
Bahrain Defence Force Hospital 1 credit, 1:00 hour The Bahrain Defence Force Military Hospital represented by the Ministry of Defence Bahrain recognises BMJ Learning as being accredited for the purpose of continuous medical education (CME)/continuous professional development (CPD) in BDF. Healthcare professionals can thus claim continuous professional development credits for their activity in BMJ Learning. Completion of one module is considered the equivalent of one credit or one hour of learning.
Delhi Medical Council 1 credit, 1:00 hour The Delhi Medical Council recognises BMJ Learning as being accredited for the purpose of continuous medical education (CME)/continuous professional development (CPD). Doctors can thus claim continuous professional development credits for their activity in BMJ Learning. Completion of one module is considered the equivalent of 1 credit or 1 hour of learning.
Kuwait Institute for Medical Specialization 1 credit, 1:00 hour Kuwait Institute for Medical Specialization (KIMS) of the Ministry of Health, State of Kuwait is the authority responsible for organising all aspects of postgraduate training of medical practitioners and other health professionals in Kuwait. Users within Kuwait can claim one hour or one credit per hour of learning completed.
Royal Australasian College of Physicians 1:00 hour The RACP does not accredit CPD activities, but MyCPD Program guidelines state that fellows can claim a maximum of 50 credits per year for online learning under 'Category 6 - Other Learning Activities'.
The Supreme Council of Health in Qatar 1 credit, 1:00 hour The Supreme Council of Health represented by the Accreditation Department of the Qatar Council for Health Practitioners recognizes BMJ Learning as being accredited for the purposes of continuous medical education (CME)/continuing professional development (CPD) in the State of Qatar. Healthcare professionals in Qatar can thus claim continuing professional development credits for their activity on BMJ Learning. Completion of one learning module is considered to be the equivalent of 1 credit or 1 hour of learning.

Release date

11 Nov 2011

Expiration date

11 Nov 2013