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TitlePractical Manual of Abdominal Organ Transplantation [electronic resource] / edited by Cosme Manzarbeitia
ImprintBoston, MA : Springer US, 2002
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Descript XXII, 278 p. online resource


Abdominal organ transplantation, specifically liver, kidney and pancreatic transplantation, has experienced a tremendous growth over the last two decades. With this growth comes a need for a general, standardized introduction for those healthcare professionals involved with this branch of medicine. This manual is a readily-available, concise reference for the professional involved in the field of abdominal organ transplantation as well as the lay person. The Practical Manual of Abdominal Organ Transplantation covers the latest developments in organ procurement and transplantation as well as newer approaches to the organ shortage and the increasing use of liver donation. This practical manual serves as an invaluable tool for those in the medical profession, whether a student, resident or practitioner, working with abdominal organ transplantation and its effects on their patients. This manual includes concise and directed topics covering: - end-stage abdominal organ disease;


Pretransplant Evaluation and Management -- Indications for Liver Transplantation -- Evaluation of Candidates for Liver Transplantation -- Management of the Patient Awaiting Liver Transplantation -- Pretransplant Evaluation: Kidney and Pancreas -- Psychiatric and Social Workup of the Abdominal Organ Recipient -- The Role of the Transplant Coordinator -- Organ Procurement and Preservation -- Organ Donation and the Allocation System -- Surgical Techniques for Liver Procurement -- Surgical Techniques for Kidney and Pancreas Procurement -- Recipient Operative Techniques and Strategies -- The Liver Transplant Procedure -- The Kidney Transplant Procedure -- The Pancreas Transplant Procedure -- Anesthesia in Abdominal Organ Transplantation -- Immediate Postoperative Care and Complications -- Postoperative Care in Liver Transplantation -- Postoperative Care in Kidney Transplantation -- Postoperative Care in Pancreas Transplantation -- Immunosuppression, Rejection Prophylaxis, and Other Pharmacotherapy of the Transplant Recipient -- Last Postoperative Complications and Outcomes -- General Late Complications in Transplantation -- Organ-specific Late Complications in Transplantation -- Results of Abdominal Organ Transplantation -- Diagnostic Tools in Abdominal Transplantation -- Pathology of Transplantation -- Radiology in Transplantation -- Endoscopy in Liver Transplantation

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