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Nursing Diagnosis for Renal Transplantation

Kidney transplantation or renal transplantation is the organ transplant of a kidney into a patient with end-stage renal disease. Kidney transplantation is typically classified as deceased-donor (formerly known as cadaveric) or living-donor transplantation depending on the source of the donor organ. Living-donor renal transplants are further characterized as genetically related (living-related) or non-related (living-unrelated) transplants, depending on whether a biological relationship exists between the donor and recipient.

Nursing Diagnosis for Renal Transplantation
Nursing Diagnosis for Renal Transplantation

1. Risk for infection related to altered immune system secondary to immunosuppressant medications

2. Risk for altered oral mucous membrane related to increased susceptibility to infection secondary to immunosuppression.

3. Risk for self-concept disturbance related to transplant experience, potential for rejection, and side effects of medications.

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