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Imaging in Transplantation (Hardcover): Alexander A. Bankier Imaging in Transplantation (Hardcover)
Alexander A. Bankier; Foreword by A.L. Baert, A Bankier
R3,763 R2,990 Discovery Miles 29 900 Save R773 (21%) Shipped within 7 - 12 working days

This book covers all topics related to the imaging of organ transplantation. The main part of the book offers in-depth coverage of heart, renal, liver, lung, bone marrow and pancreatic and intestinal transplantation. Each of these topics is discussed firstly in a clinical chapter and then in a radiological chapter. This unique and superbly illustrated volume will be of great assistance to all who work in this field.

Tendinopathy in Athletes (Hardcover): Savio Woo, Per Renstrom, Steven Arnoczky Tendinopathy in Athletes (Hardcover)
Savio Woo, Per Renstrom, Steven Arnoczky
R2,634 Discovery Miles 26 340 Shipped within 7 - 11 working days

This concise volume in the Encyclopaedia of Sports Medicine series, published under the auspices of the International Olympic Committee, provides a dependable source of current knowledge available on tendinopathy and covers both the basic science and clinical aspects of the subject.

Despite its high incidence, the precise etiopathogenesis and effective treatment of tendinopathy remain elusive. "Tendinopathy in Athletes" draws on the expertise of an international and prolific collection of contributors, both clinicians and scientists, who provide new insights into this specialized area.

Organized logically, with an easy-to-follow progression from the basic scientific findings to clinical applications, this book provides a comprehensive resource for both clinicians and researchers. The authors discuss the full range of treatment modalities, including new molecular and biological approaches, plus surgical and alternative approaches to tendinopathy. At various stages throughout the book "What We Need to Know" sections suggest future areas of research for young investigators.

As tendinopathy remains one of the most common injuries encountered, both in sports and at the workplace, this essential volume is sure to be a source of frequent consultation.

A Death Retold - Jesica Santillan, the Bungled Transplant, and Paradoxes of Medical Citizenship (Paperback, New edition): Peter... A Death Retold - Jesica Santillan, the Bungled Transplant, and Paradoxes of Medical Citizenship (Paperback, New edition)
Peter Guarnaccia
R705 Discovery Miles 7 050 Shipped within 7 - 11 working days

In February 2003, an undocumented immigrant teen from Mexico lay dying in a prominent American hospital due to a stunning medical oversight - she had received a heart-lung transplantation of the wrong blood type. In the following weeks, Jesica Santillan's tragedy became a portal into the complexities of American medicine, prompting contentious debate about new patterns and old problems in immigration, the hidden epidemic of medical error, the lines separating transplant ""haves"" from ""have-nots,"" the right to sue, and the challenges posed by ""foreigners"" crossing borders for medical care. This volume draws together experts in history, sociology, medical ethics, communication and immigration studies, transplant surgery, anthropology, and health law to understand the dramatic events, the major players, and the core issues at stake. Contributors view the Santillan story as a morality tale: about the conflicting values underpinning American health care; about the politics of transplant medicine; about how a nation debates deservedness, justice, and second chances; and about the global dilemmas of medical tourism and citizenship.

Bioethics and Organ Transplantation in a Muslim Society - A Study in Culture, Ethnography, and Religion (Hardcover): Farhat... Bioethics and Organ Transplantation in a Muslim Society - A Study in Culture, Ethnography, and Religion (Hardcover)
Farhat Moazam
R977 Discovery Miles 9 770 Shipped within 7 - 11 working days

"Dr. Farhat Moazam has written a wonderful book, based on her extraordinary first-hand study.... S]he is an exceptionally gifted and evocative writer. Her book not only has the attributes of a superb piece of intellectual work, but it has literary artistic merit." Renee C. Fox, Annenberg Professor Emerita of the Social Sciences at the University of Pennsylvania

This is an ethnographic study of live, related kidney donation in Pakistan, based on Farhat Moazam s participant-observer research conducted at a public hospital. Her narrative is both a "thick" description of renal transplant cases and the cultural, ethical, and family conflicts that accompany them, and an object lesson in comparative bioethics."

Raising the Dead - Organ transplants, ethics, and society (Paperback, Revised): Ronald Munson Raising the Dead - Organ transplants, ethics, and society (Paperback, Revised)
Ronald Munson
R705 Discovery Miles 7 050 Shipped within 7 - 11 working days

Perhaps no medical breakthrough in the twentieth century is more spectacular, more hope-giving, or more fraught with ethical questions than organ transplantation. Each year some 25,000 Americans are pulled back from the brink of death by receiving vital new organs. Another 5,000 die while waiting for them. And what distinguishes these two groups has become the source of one of our thorniest ethical questions.
In Raising the Dead, Ronald Munson offers a vivid, often wrenchingly dramatic account of how transplants are performed, how we decide who receives them, and how we engage the entire range of tough issues that arise because of them. Each chapter begins with a detailed account of a specific case--Mickey Mantle's controversial liver transplant, for example--followed by careful analysis of its surrounding ethical questions (the charges that Mantle received special treatment because he was a celebrity, the larger problems involving how organs are allocated, and whether alcoholics should have an equal claim on donor livers). In approaching transplant ethics through specific cases, Munson reminds us of the complex personal and emotional dimension that underlies such issues. The book also ranges beyond our present capabilities to explore the future possibilities in xenotransplantation (transplanting animal organs into humans) and stem cell technology that would allow doctors to grow new organs from the patient's own cells.
Based on extensive scientific research, but written with a novelist's eye for the human condition, Raising the Dead shows readers the reality of organ transplantation now, the possibility of what it may become, and how we might respond to the ethical challenges it forces us to confront.

Radiation In Tissue Banking: Basic Science And Clinical Applications Of Irradiated Tissue Allografts (Hardcover): Aziz Nather,... Radiation In Tissue Banking: Basic Science And Clinical Applications Of Irradiated Tissue Allografts (Hardcover)
Aziz Nather, Norimah Yusof, Nazly Hilmy
R2,677 R2,479 Discovery Miles 24 790 Save R198 (7%) Shipped within 7 - 12 working days

This important book discusses the need for gamma irradiation in the processing of tissue allografts. With particular emphasis on tissue banking in the Asia-Pacific region, it covers a wide range of issues in tissue banking, including the basic science of radiation, quality control of the irradiation process, and clinical applications of irradiated bone grafts and amnions. A compulsory textbook for the well-regarded Singapore-based IAEA/NUS Diploma Course in Tissue Banking, it is also a useful guide for tissue bankers in establishing quality systems in their banks. Whether they be tissue banking students, tissue graft producers, radiation scientists, or transplantation surgeons, readers of this book will discover the latest developments in this exciting interdisciplinary field.

Advances In Tissue Banking, Vol. 7 (Hardcover): Glyn O. Phillips Advances In Tissue Banking, Vol. 7 (Hardcover)
Glyn O. Phillips
R6,072 R5,585 Discovery Miles 55 850 Save R487 (8%) Shipped within 7 - 12 working days

This is the most comprehensive volume dealing with tissue banking presently available, with 27 contributions from the most distinguished and experienced practitioners in the field: surgeons, microbiologists and tissue bankers.Safety of allografts is now a major concern due to possible microbial and viral contamination of tissues, even in the most sophisticated centres. Thus, publication here of the International Atomic Energy Agency's Code of Practice for the Radiation Sterilisation of Tissues is important, as is their guidance on Standards and Public Awareness regarding this often misunderstood technology.The volume spans all the methodologies used in the field and covers a spectrum of tissues: bone, skin, cardiovascular grafts, corneal grafts and sperm banking. Of particular interest in these days of gigantic disasters is the evaluation of the value of an effective tissue bank during the Volendam burns disaster in the Netherlands and the horrific disaster in "Messa Redonda" Peru.Orthopaedics, as usual, has the premier usage of tissues and this volume is graced by a landmark contribution from that doyen of massive allograft surgery, Henry Mankin. Balancing out the US experience is a contribution from Russia, which outlines new approaches to using allograft and autograft bone.The motivation for such a comprehensive volume came at the congress held in Boston, which drew together all the international associations of tissue banking: American, Asia-Pacific, Latin American and European. The whole world has been harnessed to construct this outstanding and historic volume.

Future Strategies For Tissue And Organ Replacement (Hardcover): L.L. Hench, P. Kemp, Julia M. Polak Future Strategies For Tissue And Organ Replacement (Hardcover)
L.L. Hench, P. Kemp, Julia M. Polak
R2,668 R2,469 Discovery Miles 24 690 Save R199 (7%) Shipped within 7 - 12 working days

Several textbooks have been published that discuss just one or two of the areas concerning tissue and organ replacement. This important book brings together all the different approaches for the first time. The contributors are established experts in their respective fields.The multidisciplinary nature of the text will appeal to students, scientists and clinicians from a wide spectrum of disciplines who are considering a future in organ replacement therapy, as well as to those who have so far only learnt of the developments in organ transplantation or replacement in the lay media. The field is moving very fast indeed - transplant surgeons continue to redefine what is possible and new products that were just laboratory curiosities a few years ago are beginning to enter clinics around the world and improve the quality of life for thousands of people. The promise of the various technologies described in this book, if realised, will make a profound and lasting impact on both the way the health care industry operates and the way we view the human body.

Future Strategies For Tissue And Organ Replacement (Paperback): L.L. Hench, P. Kemp, Julia M. Polak Future Strategies For Tissue And Organ Replacement (Paperback)
L.L. Hench, P. Kemp, Julia M. Polak
R1,456 R1,360 Discovery Miles 13 600 Save R96 (7%) Shipped within 7 - 12 working days

Several textbooks have been published that discuss just one or two of the areas concerning tissue and organ replacement. This important book brings together all the different approaches for the first time. The contributors are established experts in their respective fields.The multidisciplinary nature of the text will appeal to students, scientists and clinicians from a wide spectrum of disciplines who are considering a future in organ replacement therapy, as well as to those who have so far only learnt of the developments in organ transplantation or replacement in the lay media. The field is moving very fast indeed - transplant surgeons continue to redefine what is possible and new products that were just laboratory curiosities a few years ago are beginning to enter clinics around the world and improve the quality of life for thousands of people. The promise of the various technologies described in this book, if realised, will make a profound and lasting impact on both the way the health care industry operates and the way we view the human body.

The European Blood and Marrow Transplantation Textbook for Nurses - Under the Auspices of EBMT (Hardcover, 1st ed. 2018):... The European Blood and Marrow Transplantation Textbook for Nurses - Under the Auspices of EBMT (Hardcover, 1st ed. 2018)
Michelle Kenyon, Aleksandra Babic
R1,022 Discovery Miles 10 220 Shipped within 7 - 11 working days

This book is open access under a CC BY 4.0 license. This textbook, endorsed by the European Society for Blood and Marrow Transplantation (EBMT), provides adult and paediatric nurses with a full and informative guide covering all aspects of transplant nursing, from basic principles to advanced concepts. It takes the reader on a journey through the history of transplant nursing, including essential and progressive elements to help nurses improve their knowledge and benefit the patient experience, as well as a comprehensive introduction to research and auditing methods. This new volume specifically intended for nurses, complements the ESH-EBMT reference title, a popular educational resource originally developed in 2003 for physicians to accompany an annual training course also serving as an educational tool in its own right. This title is designed to develop the knowledge of nurses in transplantation. It is the first book of its kind specifically targeted at nurses in this specialist field and acknowledges the valuable contribution that nursing makes in this area. This volume presents information that is essential for the education of nurses new to transplantation, while also offering a valuable resource for more experienced nurses who wish to update their knowledge.

Organlebendspende in Europa (German, Paperback): Daniela Baur Organlebendspende in Europa (German, Paperback)
Daniela Baur; Thomas Gutmann, Ulrich Schroth
R1,610 Discovery Miles 16 100 Shipped within 7 - 11 working days

Die Bedeutung der Lebendspende von Organen hat im vergangenen Jahrzehnt weltweit deutlich zugenommen. Dies gilt in besonderem Mass fur die Bundesrepublik, aber auch fur ganz Europa. Das Werk analysiert und kritisiert in detaillierter Form die durch das Transplantationsgesetz geschaffene, unbefriedigende Rechtslage in Deutschland und vergleicht diese problemorientiert mit den rechtlichen Regelungsmodellen der europaischen Nachbarstaaten. Das Buch gibt zudem einen Uberblick uber die gegenwartige Entwicklungsdynamik der Lebendorganspende sowie uber neue Modelle wie die Uberkreuz-Lebendspende, Austauschmodelle fur Lebend- und Leichenorgane und die altruistische Lebendorganspende unter einander fremden Menschen. Intensiv werden die ethischen Grundlagen der Lebendspende diskutiert. Als Ergebnis der Untersuchung werden schliesslich Vorschlage fur eine Novellierung des deutschen Transplantationsgesetzes vorgebracht.

A History of Organ Transplantation - Ancient Legends to Modern Practice (Hardcover): David Hamilton A History of Organ Transplantation - Ancient Legends to Modern Practice (Hardcover)
David Hamilton; Foreword by Clyde Barker, Thomas E. Starzl
R1,460 Discovery Miles 14 600 Shipped within 7 - 11 working days

Foreword by Clyde Barker and Thomas E. Starzl A History of Organ Transplantation is a comprehensive and ambitious exploration of transplant surgery -- which, surprisingly, is one of the longest continuous medical endeavors in history. Moreover, no other medical enterprise has had so many multiple interactions with other fields, including biology, ethics, law, government, and technology. Exploring the medical, scientific, and surgical events that led to modern transplant techniques, Hamilton argues that progress in successful transplantation required a unique combination of multiple methods, bold surgical empiricism, and major immunological insights in order for surgeons to develop an understanding of the body's most complex and mysterious mechanisms. Surgical progress was nonlinear, sometimes reverting and sometimes significantly advancing through luck, serendipity, or helpful accidents of nature. The first book of its kind, A History of Organ Transplantation examines the evolution of surgical tissue replacement from classical times to the medieval period to the present day. This well-executed volume will be useful to undergraduates, graduate students, scholars, surgeons, and the general public. Both Western and non-Western experiences as well as folk practices are included.

Possible Miracle - A Caregiver's Experience Coping with Her Husband's Struggle Through Pancreatic Cancer, Liver... Possible Miracle - A Caregiver's Experience Coping with Her Husband's Struggle Through Pancreatic Cancer, Liver Disease and a Liver Transplant (Hardcover)
Susan Fayne
R589 R453 Discovery Miles 4 530 Save R136 (23%) Special order
Cardiac Valve Allografts II - Science and Practice (Hardcover): A.C. Yankah, Magdi H. Yacoub, R. Hetzer Cardiac Valve Allografts II - Science and Practice (Hardcover)
A.C. Yankah, Magdi H. Yacoub, R. Hetzer
R1,888 Discovery Miles 18 880 Special order

CARDIAC VALVE ALLOGRAFTS (HOMOGRAFTS) highlights the current controversy about freehand subcoronary aortic valve and root replacement with regard to postoperative morbidity and long term durability. It discusses particular implantation techniques of preference in young patients and in different root pathology. Other chapters address intermediate- and long-term results on cardiac valve and vascular homografts for treating complicating cardiac valve and aortic infections. The chapter on basic science additionally makes this book a highly authoritative reference source for cardiac surgeons, physicians and scientists. This work provides a current survey of the state-of-the-art.

Organ Transplantation 1990 (Hardcover): G.M. Abouna, M.S.A. Kumar, A.G. White Organ Transplantation 1990 (Hardcover)
G.M. Abouna, M.S.A. Kumar, A.G. White
R1,918 Discovery Miles 19 180 Special order
Hematopoietic Stem Cell Transplantation - A Handbook for Clinicians (Spiral bound): John R. Wingard, Dennis A. Gastineau, Helen... Hematopoietic Stem Cell Transplantation - A Handbook for Clinicians (Spiral bound)
John R. Wingard, Dennis A. Gastineau, Helen L. Leather, Edward Snyder, Zbigniew M Szczepiorkowski
R4,860 Discovery Miles 48 600 Special order
Possible Miracle - A Caregiver's Experience Coping with Her Husband's Struggle Through Pancreatic Cancer, Liver... Possible Miracle - A Caregiver's Experience Coping with Her Husband's Struggle Through Pancreatic Cancer, Liver Disease and a Liver Transplant (Paperback)
Susan Fayne
R343 R317 Discovery Miles 3 170 Save R26 (8%) Special order
Renal Anemia - Conflicts and Controversies (Paperback, Softcover reprint of hardcover 1st ed. 2002): Onyekachi Ifudu Renal Anemia - Conflicts and Controversies (Paperback, Softcover reprint of hardcover 1st ed. 2002)
Onyekachi Ifudu
R1,751 Discovery Miles 17 510 Special order

Is the nephrology community facilitating excess cardiovascular deaths in patients with kidney failure and anemia by treating to a subnormal hematocrit? Why have clinicians and nephrologists permitted health insurance companies and the government to decide when anemia therapy should begin in persons with progressive kidney failure? Is iron the only variable that can be manipulated to maximize response to recombinant erythropoietin? Are we using too much intravenous iron in kidney failure patients, and is oral iron supplementation worthless in sustaining iron stores during long-term erythropoietin treatment? When does left ventricular hypertrophy begin to emerge in patients with progressive renal disease and is there convincing evidence that anemia is a significant cause of LVH in this setting? Is darbepoetin alfa, a new novel, long-acting erythropoietin, really superior to recombinant erythropoietin? This book is a compilation of proceedings from a conference in Brooklyn convened to address these and other controversial and unresolved issues in renal anemia management.

Bone Marrow Transplantation - Basic and Clinical Studies (Hardcover, illustrated edition): Susumu Ikehara, Fumimaro Takaku,... Bone Marrow Transplantation - Basic and Clinical Studies (Hardcover, illustrated edition)
Susumu Ikehara, Fumimaro Takaku, Robert A. Good
R1,633 Discovery Miles 16 330 Special order

In the last decade, remarkable advances have been made in bone marrow transplantation (BMT), which is now becoming a powerful tool in the treatment of diseases such as leukemia, aplastic anemia, and congenital immunodeficiency. In animal experiments, it has been found that BMT can be used to treat not only systemic autoimmune diseases but also organ-specific autoimmune diseases. In humans, it has recently been shown that rheumatoid arthritis, ulcerative colitis, and Crohn's disease can be successfully treated after BMT. This volume contains new information on how to prevent graft rejection, how T cell functions can be completely restored, and how concomitant BMT can prevent the rejection of organ allografts without the use of immunosuppressive agents. BMT will become an increasingly useful and powerful treatment for various currently intractable diseases, and this book will contribute by providing details of the latest research in the field.

Transplant-Associated Coronary Artery Vasculopathy (Hardcover): Rohit N Kulkarni, Marlene L Rose Transplant-Associated Coronary Artery Vasculopathy (Hardcover)
Rohit N Kulkarni, Marlene L Rose
R3,335 Discovery Miles 33 350 Special order

Cardiac transplantation has had a major impact on the quality of life and longevity of an ever-increasing number of patients. This benefit is significantly eroded by the development of an accelerated form of coronary arterial disease which shows some, but not all, of the characteristics of native coronary artery disease, and itself is one of the major indications for transplantation. If cardiac transplantation is to realize its potential, it is essential to prevent transplant-related coronary disease. This can only be done by thorough understanding of the basic mechanisms involved. This could help in the fight against native atherosclerosis, which has a major impact on the community and in preventing vascular damage after other solid organ transplantation. To date, there is no agreement or good guidelines about the management of chronic rejection. Transplant-associated coronary disease is a multifactorial disease contributed by genetic factors in the donor and recipients. It is also linked to events occurring during brain death, harvesting and implantation, and most importantly, events after transplantation. The latter events can be conveniently divided into antigen-dependent and antigen-independent with immunological causes playing a part in both. Recent work has resulted in major and significant accumulation of knowledge in this field, particularly in the molecular mechanisms and to some extent, management, of the disease. This knowledge is extensively and methodically reviewed in this volume by a group of experts in the field.

Genetic Engineering of Mesenchymal Stem Cells (Paperback, Softcover reprint of hardcover 1st ed. 2006): Jan A. Nolta Genetic Engineering of Mesenchymal Stem Cells (Paperback, Softcover reprint of hardcover 1st ed. 2006)
Jan A. Nolta
R2,639 R2,500 Discovery Miles 25 000 Save R139 (5%) Special order

MSC (mesenchymal stem cells) have been reported to initiate revascularization after injury, to facilitate engraftment of blood-forming stem cells, and to reduce the incidence of graft-vs. host disease through their immune-suppressive qualities. Finally, bone marrow-derived MSC have been reported to home to areas of solid tumor revascularization, and thus may be used as delivery vehicles to target ablative agents into dividing tumor cells. Recently the characteristics of human MSC from adipose (fat) tissue have also been identified. The possibility of repairing tissues, speeding stem cell engraftment, and targeting solid tumors for specific killing, using MSC easily harvested from bone marrow, or better yet, from unwanted fat tissue, holds broad appeal, and is an intriguing possibility that could have dramatic effect on health care.

This book has information on how to isolate, grow, and characterize MSC from marrow and fat, and gives important insight into how these cells may be used for gene delivery and cellular therapies in the future. Updates on emerging clinical trials are given.

Current Controversies in Bone Marrow Transplantation (Hardcover, 2000 ed.): Brian J. Bolwell Current Controversies in Bone Marrow Transplantation (Hardcover, 2000 ed.)
Brian J. Bolwell
R4,506 R4,256 Discovery Miles 42 560 Save R250 (6%) Special order

Leading transplant physicians critically review and interpret twenty-one key clinical challenges in bone marrow/hematopoietic cell transplantation, and offer their best personal recommendations for treatment. Topics range from transplant strategies to complications of bone marrow transplantation, including a discussion of the indications, benefits, and the risks for a variety of leukemias, lymphomas, and solid tumors. The authors debate such contentious issues as the appropriateness of transplants in older patients, how many stem cells are sufficient for engraftment, and the pros and cons of umbilical cord blood transplantation. Up-to-date and clinically focused, Current Controversies in Bone Marrow Transplantation offers clinical oncologists, hematology/oncology fellows in training, and residents in internal medicine today's best ready reference and management guide for all their critical oncologic problems arising from the use of bone marrow/stem cell transplantation.

The BMT Data Book - A Manual for Bone Marrow and Blood Stem Cell Transplantation (Hardcover): Kerry Atkinson The BMT Data Book - A Manual for Bone Marrow and Blood Stem Cell Transplantation (Hardcover)
Kerry Atkinson
R2,924 Discovery Miles 29 240 Special order

Bone marrow transplantation (BMT) has become a leading treatment world wide for a variety of cancers, including breast and testicular cancer in addition to leukemias and other haematological cancers. The BMT Data Book serves as a reference to aid the often complex decision-making process confronting clinicians. Organized according to disorder, hundreds of tables, lists and figures summarize data necessary to grasp transplantation therapy for leukaemia, lymphoma, aplastic anaemia, breast cancer, testicular cancer and other malignancies. For each, clinical outcomes are compared between transplant and non-transplant therapies. Additional sections outline procedures, cytotoxic drug regimes, basic science and laboratory medicine. A concise, comprehensive manual, The BMT Data Book will provide a unique reference tool for all clinicians involved in bone marrow or blood cell transplantation. It may be used as a companion to Clinical Bone Marrow Transplantation (Cambridge University Press, 1994) edited by Kerry Atkinson.

Heart Replacement - Artificial Heart 6 (Hardcover, 1998 ed.): Tetsuzo Akutsu, Hitoshi Koyanagi Heart Replacement - Artificial Heart 6 (Hardcover, 1998 ed.)
Tetsuzo Akutsu, Hitoshi Koyanagi
R1,970 Discovery Miles 19 700 Special order

The 6th International Symposium on Artificial Heart and Assist Devices met in Tokyo in July 1996, bringing together researchers and specialists from around the world. The symposiums proceedings in this volume comprise papers from nine sessions, each opening with contributions by leading scientists: TAH, heart transplantation, biomaterials, VAS, clinical application, pathophysiology, engineering, new approaches, and special sessions. Of special note is the inclusion, for the first time, of pathophysiology related to clinical use of assist devices. The clinical application section includes a paper by Dr. Michael DeBakey on the progress made in recent years. With descriptions of the scientific exhibition, accompanied by photographs of all artificial heart devices and systems displayed by major laboratories and manufacturers, Artificial Heart 6 presents the latest information on developments in the field of artificial heart, biomaterials, and heart transplantation.

Transplantation and Changing Management of Organ Failure (Hardcover): Pierre Cochat Transplantation and Changing Management of Organ Failure (Hardcover)
Pierre Cochat
R1,872 Discovery Miles 18 720 Special order

This text, the proceedings of the 32nd International Conference on Transplantation and Clinical Immunology, held in Lyon, France, on May 25-26, 2000, addresses novel issues in terms of changing indications for transplantation in the management of organ failure, whether humans will remain the only source for organ procurement, prospects for engineering in organ replacement, and whether transplantation will remain the most appropriate approach to organ failure. Some promising treatments are approached, such as enzymic and biochemical replacement, gene therapy, tolerance induction, stem cell transplantation, and xenotransplantation. In addition to the constant improvement in conservative management of organ failure in general, ongoing research in selected fields is reported in the proceedings, such as: liver transplantation vs artificial liver; novel dialysis strategies vs evolving immunosuppression in kidney transplantation; islets transplantation and external implantable insulin pumps vs pancreas transplantation in diabetic patients and circulatory assistance and intramyocardial myoblast injection vs heart transplantation. Pivotal experience in selected emerging transplantations is included, that is, small bowel, limb, skin and neuronal transplantation. Such fascinating perspectives raise medical, economical, and ethical problems which are discussed in this book.

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