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Cancer in Organ Transplant Recipients (Paperback, Softcover reprint of the original 1st ed. 1991): Dietrich Schmahl, Israel Penn Cancer in Organ Transplant Recipients (Paperback, Softcover reprint of the original 1st ed. 1991)
Dietrich Schmahl, Israel Penn
R2,023 Discovery Miles 20 230 Special order

In about 5% of all organ (kidney, liver) transplant recipients, malignancies occur as a late complication of the massive immunosuppression. The malignancies are mainly skin cancers, lymphomas and renal carcinomas. The present book discusses the possible mechanisms of this type of tumorigenesis and inquires into possibilities of prevention. In particular, the described malignancies might be of viral origin. The book informs about a completely new type of carcinogenesis. Apart from the scientific aspects, it is of great practical value.

The Economics of Kidney Transplantation (Hardcover): Yavuz Demirdoegen The Economics of Kidney Transplantation (Hardcover)
Yavuz Demirdoegen
R2,650 Discovery Miles 26 500 Special order

Over the last century, the world witnessed outstanding advancements in the field of surgery and organ transplantation, with success ratios reaching 80% to 90%. There is, however, a huge difference between the number of organs available for transplantation and the number of people in need of transplantable organs. Over the past few decades, the gap has grown dramatically, and the systems mentioned are insufficient to balance the supply and demand of transplantable organs and, specifically within the scope of this book, the shortage of kidneys. This book primarily aims to calculate the costs of dialysis and/versus transplantation, and to focus on the benefits of increasing the number in donations. The number of donations is further used in a sensitivity analysis of economic gains by increase in donations. Another sensitivity analysis of the effect of monetary incentive by changing the value of statistical life (VSL). The purpose of this study is to make a contribution to health literature by calculating the costs and benefits of kidney transplantation. Although there is a system, there is also a system failure. Current systems are insufficient in terms of reducing prolonged waiting lists. Therefore, this book proposes an alternative system that would help increase kidney donations and transplantations. The proposed system would also heavily suppress the black market that abuses the world's poor. While monetary incentive could be effective for increasing organ donation, every year almost 5 to 10 percent of kidney transplantations are facilitated by organ trafficking.

Techniques of Liver Surgery (Hardcover): Vinay Kumaran Techniques of Liver Surgery (Hardcover)
Vinay Kumaran
R2,695 Discovery Miles 26 950 Special order

Techniques of Liver Surgery is a concise, step-by-step guide to a range of techniques used in liver surgery, from standard approaches to transplantation. The book is divided into twelve chapters, beginning with indications for liver resection, and techniques for transection of the liver. Subsequent chapters cover operations for benign lesions, carcinoma of the gall bladder and bile ducts, hepatocellular carcinoma, and colorectal liver metastases. Later chapters focus on liver transplants, covering procurement of the liver, recipient hepatectomy and implantation. The closing chapters cover liver transplant from a living donor. Each chapter assesses indications, contraindications, and preoperative planning, before providing a full step-by-step explanation of the procedure. The book also features a detailed description of the "W" technique, a safer technique for performing the hepatic artery anstomosis in living donor liver transplantation. Enhanced by 240 full colour images and illustrations, Techniques of Liver Surgery is an ideal resource for hepatobilliary and transplant surgeons. Key Points Concise, step-by-step guide to techniques in liver surgery Chapters on transaction, various lesions and cancers, and liver transplant from deceased and living donors 240 full colour images and illustrations

Bone Disease of Organ Transplantation (Hardcover, New): Elizabeth Shane Bone Disease of Organ Transplantation (Hardcover, New)
Elizabeth Shane
R4,709 R4,444 Discovery Miles 44 440 Save R265 (6%) Special order

Bone disease, particularly osteoporosis, has emerged as a common and serious complication of solid organ transplantation. In recent years there have been real advances in our understanding of the pathogenesis and pathophysiology of bone loss, however treatment studies have been relatively sparse and successful strategies to reduce skeletal morbidity after transplantation remain to be clearly established. This book provides a unique resource for the many health professionals involved with transplantation of bone disease, both in terms of its scientific background and the management of the disease in clinical practice.
Contents:
-Basic Transplantation and Bone Biology
-Pathogenesis of Transplantation Related Bone Disease
-Clinical Features of Transplantation Bone Disease
-Management

Post-Transplant Lymphoproliferative Disorders (Paperback, 2010 ed.): Vikas R. Dharnidharka, Michael Green, Steven A. Webber Post-Transplant Lymphoproliferative Disorders (Paperback, 2010 ed.)
Vikas R. Dharnidharka, Michael Green, Steven A. Webber
R3,297 R3,117 Discovery Miles 31 170 Save R180 (5%) Special order

Post-transplant lymphoproliferative disorders are a group of conditions that straddle the borders between infection and malignancy. They were very rare prior to the mid-1980s but now can be expected to develop in 1-10% of transplant recipients. While some cases are reversible with reduction in immunosuppression, more severe forms are indistinguishable from frank lymphomas. This book sets out to cover in depth every aspect of these disorders, including both basic science and clinical topics. The epidemiology is reviewed, and careful attention is paid to the role of Epstein-Barr virus in their development. Clinical features are documented and clear guidance is provided on diagnosis, with thorough description of pathologic and imaging findings. Further chapters are devoted to treatment, prognosis, preventive and pre-emptive strategies, and organ-specific considerations. The state-of-the-art information contained in this book will aid researchers as well as the many different professionals involved in caring for patients with post-transplant lymphoproliferative disorders. The comprehensive and detailed coverage will appeal to those who already have some expertise in the field, yet the book will also serve as an invaluable resource for beginners in transplantation.

Spine Technology Handbook (Hardcover): Steven M Kurtz, Avram Edidin Spine Technology Handbook (Hardcover)
Steven M Kurtz, Avram Edidin
R1,498 Discovery Miles 14 980 Special order

Over the past decade, there has been rapid growth in bioengineering applications in the field of spine implants. This book explains the technical foundation for understanding and expanding the field of spine implants, reviews the major established technologies related to spine implants, and provides reference material for developing and commercializing new spine implants. The editors, who have a track record of collaboration and editing technical books, provide a unified approach to this topic in the most comprehensive and useful book to date.
-Related website provides the latest information on spine technology including articles and research papers on the latest technology and development.
-Major technologies reviewed include devices used for fusion (screws, plates, rods, and cages), disc repair and augmentation, total disc replacement, and vertebral body repair and augmentation.
-Technology landscape, review of published/public domain data currently available, and safety and efficacy of technology discussed in detail.

Hair Transplantation (Other digital, 6th Revised edition): Robin Unger, Ron Shapiro Hair Transplantation (Other digital, 6th Revised edition)
Robin Unger, Ron Shapiro
R6,285 Discovery Miles 62 850 Special order

Hair Transplantation is known as the "bible" of hair transplantation and is the most complete resource available on the subject. For the sixth edition, the book has been redesigned in full color, upgrading the artwork, replacing black-and-white photos with color ones and is now sold with a bundled e-book and increased video clips. Multiple new chapters have been added including training the hair restoration team and on new FUE procedures. Multiple new editors have joined Robin Unger MD and Ronald Shapiro MD to lend a full global perspective.

Functional Neural Transplantation III, Volume 201 - Primary and Stem Cell Therapies for Brain Repair, Part II (Hardcover, New):... Functional Neural Transplantation III, Volume 201 - Primary and Stem Cell Therapies for Brain Repair, Part II (Hardcover, New)
Stephen B. Dunnett, Anders Bjorklund
R4,379 Discovery Miles 43 790 Special order

This issue of Progress in Brain Research is split over 2 volumes, bringing together cutting-edge research on Functional Neural Transplantation. The 2 volumes review current knowledge and understanding, provide a starting point for researchers and practitioners entering the field, and build a platform for further research and discovery.
Leading authors review the state-of-the-art in their field of investigation, and provide their views and perspectives for future research
Chapters are extensively referenced to provide readers with a comprehensive list of resources on the topics covered
All chapters include comprehensive background information and are written in a clear form that is also accessible to the non-specialist

The Know-How of Face Transplantation (Paperback, Softcover reprint of the original 1st ed. 2011): Maria Z. Siemionow The Know-How of Face Transplantation (Paperback, Softcover reprint of the original 1st ed. 2011)
Maria Z. Siemionow
R4,447 R4,199 Discovery Miles 41 990 Save R248 (6%) Special order

The book is laid out in 6 sections: 1. Preclinical Approaches to Face Transplantation 2. Clinical Aspects in Preparation to Face Transplantation in Humans 3. Approval Process of Face Transplantation in Humans 4. Social and Public Relations in Face Transplantation 5. World Experience with Face Transplantation in Humans 6. Future Directions in Face Transplantation This book spans the entire process of a face transplantation, from detailing the anatomy of the face to considering the social and ethical challenges of the procedure. This rigorous presentation of face transplantation also includes the anesthesia involved, the role of Institutional Review Boards in approving the operation, the financial aspects and media response. Since the authorship is international, the book considers the different perspectives, approaches and responses from across the world.

Transplanting Human Tissue - Ethics, Policy and Practice (Hardcover, New): Stuart J. Youngner, Martha W. Anderson, Renie... Transplanting Human Tissue - Ethics, Policy and Practice (Hardcover, New)
Stuart J. Youngner, Martha W. Anderson, Renie Schapiro
R877 Discovery Miles 8 770 Special order

The use of human tissue for transplantation is becoming a billion-dollar business. This book is the first comprehensive exploration of the American tissue transplantation industry. It traces the chain of distribution of musculoskeletal tissue (e.g. bones and ligaments) and skin from the generous donation of grieving families to its transplantation into hundreds of thousands of persons each year. Commodification, commercialization, and the occasional use of tissue for "cosmetic" surgery have raised ethical questions about the acceptability of "markets" in human body parts that have been altruistically donated by families. Inevitably, questions about the informed consent and the need for responsible stewardship by the industry have been raised, often in the Press.

The book provides a comprehensive background to these ethical problems by explaining the historical development, breadth, and organization of the tissue industry, including the technical developments that have made it simultaneously clinically relevant and an attractive market for investment capital. It explores the similarities and differences in how government regulates other tissues and solid organs (such as hearts and kidneys). Contributions to the book come from an interdisciplinary group of scholars, industry representatives, government regulators, and, not least, families who have donated tissue from their dead loved ones.

Advances In Tissue Banking, Vol 4 (Hardcover): G.O. Phillips, D Michael Strong, R. von Versen Advances In Tissue Banking, Vol 4 (Hardcover)
G.O. Phillips, D Michael Strong, R. von Versen
R2,891 Discovery Miles 28 910 Special order

This series has now established itself as the leading publication on the multi-disciplinary subject of tissue banking. The high quality of the contributors and the broad coverage of the subject have continued in Volume 4. The material given in this volume is not presented anywhere else as systematically or as authoritatively.

The essential feature in establishing confidence in the quality and safety of allografts is the manufacturing quality system utilised. This volume describes the most recent approach to good manufacturing control.

Throughout the world, the old cottage approach to tissue banking is being abandoned, mainly due to the insistence by regulatory authorities that he procedures should be standardised and rigorous infection control applied. The experience in a number of counties is described in this volume, giving the reader quick access to developments in Argentina, Finland, Indonesia, Scotland and France. These represent a geographical and cultural spread of the developments.

A balance needs to be struck between the use of allografts and of bone substitutes, depending on the clinical condition and the availability of grafts in a particular situation. The subject areas -- such as mandibular reconstruction, spinal surgery, surgery and reconstruction of bone tumours and acetabular revision -- covered in this volume demonstrate the universality of this technique. The use of allografts of the repair of knee ligaments has been and remains a controversial subject. The contributions on this subject will surely be and important and positive addition to this debate.

The Artificial Heart - Prototypes, Policies, and Patients (Hardcover, New): Committee to Evaluate the Artificial Heart Program... The Artificial Heart - Prototypes, Policies, and Patients (Hardcover, New)
Committee to Evaluate the Artificial Heart Program of the National Heart, Lung, and Blood Institute, Division of Health Care Services, Institute of Medicine, National Academy of Sciences; Edited by John R. Hogness, …
R985 Discovery Miles 9 850 Special order

A significant medical event is expected in 1992: the first human use of a fully implantable, long-term cardiac assist device. This timely volume reviews the artificial heart program--and in particular, the National Institutes of Health's major investment--raising important questions.
The volume includes:
Consideration of the artificial heart versus heart transplantation and other approaches to treating end-stage heart disease, keeping in mind the different outcomes and costs of these treatments.
A look at human issues, including the number of people who may require the artificial heart, patient quality of life, and other ethical and societal questions.
Examination of how this technology's use can be targeted most appropriately.
Attention to achieving access to this technology for all those who can benefit from it.
The committee also offers three mechanisms to aid in allocating research and development funds.

Death, Dying, and Organ Transplantation - Reconstructing Medical Ethics at the End of Life (Hardcover): Franklin G. Miller,... Death, Dying, and Organ Transplantation - Reconstructing Medical Ethics at the End of Life (Hardcover)
Franklin G. Miller, Robert D. Truog
R1,425 Discovery Miles 14 250 Special order

In Death, Dying, and Organ Transplantation: Reconstructing Medical Ethics at the End of Life, Miller and Truog challenge fundamental doctrines of established medical ethics. They argue that the routine practice of stopping life support technology in hospitals causes the death of patients and that donors of vital organs (hearts, lungs, liver, and both kidneys) are not really dead at the time that their organs are removed for life-saving transplantation. These practices are ethically legitimate but are not compatible with traditional rules of medical ethics that doctors must not intentionally cause the death of their patients and that vital organs can be obtained for transplantation only from dead donors.
In this book Miller and Truog undertake an ethical examination that aims to honestly face the reality of medical practices at the end of life. They expose the misconception that stopping life support merely allows patients to die from their medical conditions, and they dispute the accuracy of determining death of hospitalized patients on the basis of a diagnosis of "brain death" prior to vital organ donation. After detailing the factual and conceptual errors surrounding current practices of determining death for the purpose of organ donation, the authors develop a novel ethical account of procuring vital organs. In the context of reasonable plans to withdraw life support, still-living patients are not harmed or wronged by organ donation prior to their death, provided that valid consent has been obtained for stopping treatment and for organ donation.
Recognizing practical difficulties in facing the truth regarding organ donation, the authors also develop a pragmatic alternative account based on the concept of transparent legal fictions. In sum, Miller and Truog argue that in order to preserve the legitimacy of end-of-life practices, we need to reconstruct medical ethics.

Last Night in the OR - A Transplant Surgeon's Odyssey (Standard format, CD, Unabridged edition): Bud Shaw Last Night in the OR - A Transplant Surgeon's Odyssey (Standard format, CD, Unabridged edition)
Bud Shaw; Narrated by Jonathan Yen
R694 R529 Discovery Miles 5 290 Save R165 (24%) Special order
Transplantation - Print and E-Book - A Companion to Specialist Surgical Practice (Hardcover, 5th Revised edition): John L. R.... Transplantation - Print and E-Book - A Companion to Specialist Surgical Practice (Hardcover, 5th Revised edition)
John L. R. Forsythe
R1,880 Discovery Miles 18 800 Special order

Transplantaton meets the needs of surgeons in higher training and practising consultants for a contemporary and evidence-based account of this sub-specialty that is relevant to their general surgical practice. It is a practical reference source incorporating the most current information on recent developments, management issues and operative procedures. The text is thoroughly referenced and supported by evidence-based recommendations wherever possible, distinguishing between strong evidence to support a conclusion, and evidence suggesting that a recommendation can be reached on the balance of probabilities. This is a title in the Companion to Specialist Surgical Practice series whose eight volumes are an established and highly regarded source of information for the specialist general surgeon. The Companion to Specialist Surgical Practice series provides a current and concise summary of the key topics within each major surgical sub-specialty. Each volume highlights evidence-based practice both in the text and within the extensive list of references at the end of every chapter. Purchase of a print book also includes a downloadable version of the eBook. This new Fourth Edition is presented in colour throughout, including colour photographs of operative procedures, investigations and clinical signs throughout. The entire contents have been comprehensively updated with particular reference to the evidence-based content of each chapter. An expanded group of authors provides an increased international dimension to the content of all volumes. Purchase of a print copy includes a downloadable version of the eBook which you can also access on your iPhone, iPod Touch or iPad. In addition the books are available for purchase as a single volume or as part of a set of all eight volumes in an elegant slipcase. Fully updated to reflect the multidisciplinary team approach to transplant medicine.

Clinical Bone Marrow and Blood Stem Cell Transplantation (Hardcover, 2nd Edition): Kerry Atkinson Clinical Bone Marrow and Blood Stem Cell Transplantation (Hardcover, 2nd Edition)
Kerry Atkinson
R4,967 Discovery Miles 49 670 Special order

This second edition has been completely updated and greatly expanded to include detailed information on all aspects of autologous and allogeneic haematopoietic stem cell transplantation. The text builds on the strengths of its first edition by maintaining a balance between detailed scientific explanations and practical information on patient care. Thoroughly referenced through 1999, it is divided into 13 sections, ranging from biological background and practical procedures, to clinical results, major transplant-related and organ-specific problems, laboratory services, and developing areas. This new edition provides an increased emphasis on immune cell therapy and contains over 1,200 figures and tables. The author has enlisted an international list of experts to contribute to this authoritative, user-friendly, practical and well-balanced text. Haematologists, oncologists, transplant specialists, and researchers should find it a useful resource.

Heart Transplantation - Indications and Contraindications, Procedures and Complications (Hardcover): Catherine T. Fleming Heart Transplantation - Indications and Contraindications, Procedures and Complications (Hardcover)
Catherine T. Fleming
R3,391 R2,998 Discovery Miles 29 980 Save R393 (12%) Special order

Cardiac transplantation is a widely accepted therapy for the treatment of end-stage congestive heart failure. Most candidates for cardiac transplantation have not been helped by conventional medical therapy and are excluded from other surgical options because of the poor condition of the heart. About 45 percent of the candidates have ischemic cardiomyopathy; however, this percentage is rising because of the increase in coronary artery disease in younger age groups. Of the candidates, 54 percent have some form of dilated cardiomyopathy, which often has an unclear origin. The remaining one percent of candidates fall into the category of other diseases, including congenital heart disease, that are not amenable to surgical correction. Candidacy determination and evaluation are key components of the process, as is post-operative follow-up care and immunosuppression management. This book presents leading research from around the world.

Supportive Care Strategies - Optimizing Transplant Care (Hardcover, 1st ed. 2019): Laura Finn, Alva R. Roche Green Supportive Care Strategies - Optimizing Transplant Care (Hardcover, 1st ed. 2019)
Laura Finn, Alva R. Roche Green
R1,673 Discovery Miles 16 730 Special order

This book provides up-to-date, clinically relevant information on a range of complex issues relating to supportive care strategies for the recipients of hematopoietic cell transplantation. The topics addressed include the prevention, recognition, and treatment of transplant-related side effects; management of pretransplant comorbidities; supportive care for specific age groups; quality of life issues in patients who experience graft-versus-host disease; mental and spiritual health care; caregiver and healthcare provider support strategies; and important issues related to end of life care. The aim is to supply hematologists, oncologists, transplant specialists, and palliative care physicians with practical knowledge that can be immediately applied in patient care to optimize transplant-related outcomes. The book's format, which offers concise, non-exhaustive coverage of these and other unique topics, is supplemented by a wealth of working tables, algorithms, and figures, ensuring that it will also serve hematology, oncology and transplant trainees as a reliable companion during their daily work. The authors are world-renowned experts in the field of hematopoietic transplantation and palliative care medicine, and present well-reasoned opinions based on their own experiences and draw attention to relevant results from potentially high-impact clinical trials.

Transplant - From Myth to Reality (Paperback): Nicholas L. Tilney Transplant - From Myth to Reality (Paperback)
Nicholas L. Tilney
R515 Discovery Miles 5 150 Special order

One of the most spectacular medical advances of the 20th century, organ transplantation has become a generally effective and routine treatment for patients with organ failure. In this book, a well-known expert in the fields of clinical transplantation and transplantation research traces the evolution of organ transplantation from its initial stirrings in the imaginations of the ancients to its status as accepted treatment for nearly 40,000 patients each year. Drawing often on his own first-hand experience, Dr Nicholas Tilney tells the story of the advances in organ transplantation, discusses how societal forces have driven its development, and reveals how its current success is marred by commercialism and exploitation of the less fortunate. kidney transplant in 1954 between identical twins, the scientific advances for suppressing the immune system, the introduction of the concept of host tolerance, research on donor matching, and the issue of donor brain death. He explores innovations in heart, lung, liver and other abdominal transplants and reflects on the attempts to make transplants between species. Finally he explains how organ transplantation has become a vast business, creating ethical and logistical conflicts about organ donations.

Extracorporeal Renal Surgery and Autotransplantation (Paperback, Softcover reprint of the original 1st ed. 1997): Inge B.... Extracorporeal Renal Surgery and Autotransplantation (Paperback, Softcover reprint of the original 1st ed. 1997)
Inge B. Brekke, Audun Flatmark
R2,125 R2,018 Discovery Miles 20 180 Save R107 (5%) Special order

With contributions by D. Albrechtsen, O.H. Bentdal, H. Bondevik, I.B. Brekke, P. Fauchald, J.G. Fjeld, A. Flatmark, A. Foss, A. Hartmann, H. Holdaas, R. Innes, A. Jakobsen, N.E. Klow, B. Lien, O. Oyen, P.F. Pfeffer, K. Rootwelt, G. Sodal and K. Vatne

Hand transplantation (Mixed media product, 2007): Palmina Petruzzo Hand transplantation (Mixed media product, 2007)
Palmina Petruzzo; Edited by Marco Lanzetta, Jean-Michel Dubernard
R6,506 Discovery Miles 65 060 Special order

This book presents international experimental and clinical experience on limb transplantation and other composite tissue allografts, representing the most complete and comprehensive review of this innovative and ground breaking procedure. A DVD with selected videos outlines the function of the transplanted hand in the daily living activities and the professional life of these patients. This book is a milestone in medical literature and an asset for every scientific library.

Management of Heart Failure - Volume 2: Surgical (Paperback, Softcover reprint of the original 2nd ed. 2016): Jai Raman Management of Heart Failure - Volume 2: Surgical (Paperback, Softcover reprint of the original 2nd ed. 2016)
Jai Raman
R2,887 R2,734 Discovery Miles 27 340 Save R153 (5%) Special order

Management of Heart Failure: Surgical will provide the full spectrum of surgical options, ICU management and rehabilitation, while also referencing heavily the companion volume of Management of Heart Failure: Medical by introducing the medical options in heart failure . The contributing authors are all key opinion leaders in the medical management of heart failure. This volume is designed to integrate with its sister medical title, but also alone be the definitive guide to the surgical management of heart failure.

Optimization of Outcomes for Children After Solid Organ Transplantation, An Issue of Pediatric Clinics (Hardcover): Vicky Lee... Optimization of Outcomes for Children After Solid Organ Transplantation, An Issue of Pediatric Clinics (Hardcover)
Vicky Lee Ng, Sandy Feng
R1,200 Discovery Miles 12 000 Special order

Optimization of Outcomes for Children After Solid Organ Transplantation is reviewed in this issue of Pediatric Clinics, guest edited by Drs. Vicky Lee Ng and Sandy Feng. Authorities in the field have come together to pen articles addressing Renal, Liver, Heart, Lung, and Small Bowel Transplantation in Children; Immunosuppression Armamentarium in 2010: Mechanistic and Clinical Considerations; Tolerance: Is it achievable in Pediatric Solid Organ Transplantation?; Optimizing Growth, Rehabilitation, and Neurodevelopmental Outcomes in Children after Solid Organ Transplantation; Prevention and Treatment of Infectious Issues after Solid Organ Transplantation in Children; Post-Transplantation Lymphoproliferative Disease; Non-Immune Complications Post-Transplantation?; Health-Related Quality of Life after Pediatric Transplantation; Adolescence and Adherence Issues of the Pediatric Solid Organ Recipient; Transition of Care of the Pediatric Solid Organ Recipient to Adult Care Teams; And Most Commonly Asked Questions from Parents of Transplant Families.

Saving Sarah - One Mother's Battle Against the Health Care System to Save Her Daughter's Life (MP3 format, CD,... Saving Sarah - One Mother's Battle Against the Health Care System to Save Her Daughter's Life (MP3 format, CD, Unabridged edition)
Janet Murnaghan; Narrated by Teri Barrington
R738 R560 Discovery Miles 5 600 Save R178 (24%) Special order
Advances In Tissue Banking, Vol 2 (Hardcover): G.O. Phillips, D Michael Strong, R. von Versen Advances In Tissue Banking, Vol 2 (Hardcover)
G.O. Phillips, D Michael Strong, R. von Versen
R2,702 Discovery Miles 27 020 Special order

This volume of tissue banking is the second of a series extending the interdisciplinary field. All of the authors of this book have been major contributors of scientific and medical publications in their respective specialities. There are articles covering blood transfusion; bone marrow and stem cell transplantation; immunology and the role of immunology in musculoskeletal transplantation, various aspects of cryopreservation of organs, cartilage and tendons; organ perfusion preservation; the history and long term follow-up of osteochondral allografts, both frozen and fresh; neurosurgical applications; cardiovascular applications; the use of skin and newer biological membranes for wound coverage.The book is of particular importance, in that it has been written in memory of Kenneth W Sell, MD, PhD, a pioneer and promulgator of tissue banking and transplantation. Many of the physicians, surgeons and scientists who trained under his leadership have gone on to distinguish themselves in the various aspects of transplantation. Many of them have contributed to this book, exemplifying the diversity of Dr Sell's contributions to tissue banking and transplantation.

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