Figure 1222

Urologic evaluation of transplantation recipients. Patients without signs and symptoms of bladder dysfunction generally do not need additional urologic testing. However, patients with bladder dysfunction must be evaluated to ensure that the bladder is functional after transplantation and that potential sources of urinary tract infection (UTI) are eliminated. Such patients can be screened initially with voiding cystourethrography (VCUG). (From Kasiske and coworkers [1]; with permission.)

Peptic ulcer disease (PUD) and pancreatitis. Patients with PUD or pancreatitis must undergo evaluation and treatment before transplantation. Both conditions may be exacerbated by corticos-teroids used after transplantation. (From Kasiske and coworkers [1]; with permission.)

Diverticulitis and inflammatory bowel disease. Patients with a history of symptomatic diverticulitis must be evaluated for partial colectomy before transplantation. Inflammatory bowel disease generally should be quiescent at the time of transplantation. (From Kasiske and coworkers [1]; with permission.)

Peptic ulcer disease (PUD) and pancreatitis. Patients with PUD or pancreatitis must undergo evaluation and treatment before transplantation. Both conditions may be exacerbated by corticos-teroids used after transplantation. (From Kasiske and coworkers [1]; with permission.)

Evaluation of transplantation from a living donor

Potential living donor?

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