A physician specializing in the care of the digestive tract.
A type of sugar found in the blood.
An organ or tissue that has been transplanted.
The percentage of red blood cells the blood.
A method of dialysis in which blood is purified by circulating through an apparatus outside the body sometimes known as an "artificial kidney."
The examination of Human Leukocyte Antigens (HLA) in a patient, commonly known as "tissue typing" or "genetic matching". Its purpose is to help match the donor with a compatible recipient. This decreases the likelihood transplanted organ rejection.
Human Leukocyte Antigen (HLA) refers to the identification of specific transplant antigens on the recipient's and donor's white blood cells. This typing is performed to ensure that your child and a donated kidney are as compatible as possible.
Hypertension, or high blood pressure, is very common after kidney transplant as it is a side effect of some of the immunosuppressant medications that your child will be taking.
Low blood pressure. This can occur if large amounts of fluid are removed from the blood vessels too quickly during dialysis. Hypotension can cause a fast pulse, dizziness, and sometimes nausea, vomiting or fainting
The ability to resist a particular infection or toxin.
Medication that prevents rejection of a transplanted organ.
IV, or Intravenous
Refers to giving medicines or fluids directly into a vein.
A small, hollow-tube needle inserted into a vein to transmit medicine or fluids.