Kidney Transplant Candidate Selection at University Hospitals
Each person’s journey to transplant is unique. Generally, a kidney transplant is indicated for patients who are suffering from end-stage renal disease (ESRD). These patients are in Stage 4 or 5 of chronic kidney disease (CKD).
Conditions We Treat
Kidney transplant may be considered for serious kidney conditions including:
- Alport syndrome
- Berger disease
- Congenital nephrotic syndrome
- Goodpasture syndrome
- Hemolytic uremic syndrome
- Henoch-Schönlein purpura
- Nail-patella syndrome
- Nephropathic and juvenile cystinosis
- Polycystic kidney disease
- Wegener granulomatosis
- HIV nephropathy
Other serious conditions that can benefit from kidney transplant include congenital renal obstructive disorders leading to hydronephrosis, including:
- Posterior urethral valves
- Prune belly syndrome
- Ureteropelvic junction obstruction
- Vesicoureteral reflux
Patients with end-stage renal disease or other kidney conditions will undergo a evaluation to help determine if they are a good candidate for kidney transplant.
Who Doesn’t Qualify for a Kidney Transplant?
Not all patients are candidates for kidney transplant. The following conditions may complicate a kidney transplant or make it less likely to succeed: