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This book details all aspects of lung transplantation and equips the general pulmonologist/physician with the necessary tools and knowledge to assist patients with the preparation for and care post lung transplantation. Written by global experts, chapters present general principles and history; indications and eligibility for lung transplantation, including screening for COPD, cystic fibrosis, scleroderma, Idiopathic pulmonary fibrosis (IPF) and idiopathic pulmonary arterial hypertension; approach to and complications of lung transplantation, such as prognostic markers, radiological approach, and immunology and rejection; and medical and surgical guidelines for lung transplantation. The goal of lung transplantation is to increase survival and to provide a greater quality of life for patients with untreatable end-stage lung disease and this book serves to best prepare clinicians in achieving that goal. Lung Transplantation: Evolving knowledge and New horizons offers valuable insights into this modality and is an authoritative resource for multidisciplinary services that include experts in pulmonary diseases, critical care, cardiology, thoracic surgery, infection diseases, internal medicine, radiology , immunology, nephrology, rehabilitation, psychology /psychiatry, nurses, social workers and nutritionists.
Heart failure is epidemic throughout the world. A growing incidence and prevalence has resulted in a large population of individuals transitioning to advanced stages of the syndrome and requiring uniquely specialised therapies and cardiac transplantation. Oxford Textbook of Advanced Heart Failure and Cardiac Transplantation is a focused and comprehensive work covering this new and rapidly growing cardiovascular subspecialty. Authored by eminent international experts, it is the authoritative text on advanced heart failure and a central resource for clinicians caring for patients with this conditition. By covering a range of characteristics, therapeutic challenges and practical aspects of managing patients this book provides an in-depth source for cardiologists and other related clinicians. A strong focus on the difficult decision making needed to handle advanced heart failure cases, along with specific knowledge of epidemiology, biology and pathophysiology, creates a key tool for optimally managing these complex patients.
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.
As a female surgeon, Dr. Kellee Slater works in one of the most demanding areas of medical operations, liver transplantation. In this inspiring, heartbreaking, and darkly humorous memoir, she opens up the fast-paced world of donor surgery. She takes readers with her as she flies across the Rocky Mountains in winter to collect transplant organs, rushes out of a department store change room to save the life of a toddler who is choking to death, and, horrifyingly, tells the wrong father in a hospital waiting room that there is no hope for his daughter. An ideal read for anyone with an interest in modern medicine, this inspirational memoir portrays both the joyous and difficult experiences of one of the most demanding jobs in the world.
This timely new book, written by a transplant administrator with over sixteen years of experience, along with other expert contributors, covers the specifics of each aspect of transplant administration, providing information that will enable new administrators to quickly master essentials, help more seasoned administrators evaluate and improve their programs, and generally provide a knowledge base, focused on best-practices in light of regulatory requirements, for transplant surgeons, aspirant administrators and hospital administrators. * Comprehensively covers all aspects of transplant program administration, including management, finance, staffing, quality improvement, patient intake, communication and collaboration with clinical staff, and more. * Emphasizes practical application of best practices; uses bullet lists and other features to highlight essential information for each topic covered. * Accompanying "Toolkit", available via the book's companion website, provides forms, a procedural manual, program assessment materials and more which buyers can use "out of the box" or adapt for use in their own program. While the book and its supplemental materials have been created specifically with the US transplant community in mind, they still have considerable value for transplant administrators and related professionals outside the US, for instance, transplantation and health policy researchers, hospital management staff who are tasked with starting a transplant program from scratch and who need ready-made materials they can adapt to suit their own regulatory environment, and others.
Never before has a comprehensive history of the pancreas like History of the Pancreas been published. It not only is a historical review of the science of medicine, it is liberally interspersed with anecdotal vignettes of the researchers who have worked on this organ. Much of it, such as the discovery of the duct of Wirsung, of the islets of Langerhans, of insulin, gastrin and their tumors, reads like the adverture, which it is. This book, divided into 14 chapters, is written in a narrative style and is easily readable, as glimpses of the investigators, those who failed as well as those who succeeded, adds both perspective and human interest. Each chapter is completely referenced, totaling over 1500 references. As a reference book for students, teachers, investigators, writers, its detailed hjistorical documentation is unique. From the pre-Christian era of Asia Minor, to Greece, Rome, Europe and America, to the explosive progress in Japan, the history is there. History of the Pancreas: Mysteries of a Hidden Organ fills a gap.
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.
Techniques in Revision Hip and Knee Arthroplasty is the one authoritative volume that gives you an efficient, problem-based approach to revision arthroplasty of both the hip and knee. Dr. Giles Scuderi and other leading experts from North America and Western Europe present their favored surgical procedures and post-surgical management strategies in this straightforward, heavily illustrated, video-intensive reference. It's your one-stop, go-to guide for successful revision surgery for a myriad of complications, such as implant loosening, polyethylene wear, osteolysis, or infection of the hip and knee. Get expert guidance on implant choice, management of complications (including infection and wound healing), and failure of mechanisms, as well as step-by-step surgical techniques. Quickly find the exact information you need with a straightforward "just what you need to know" approach, including surgical tips and pearls. Stay up to date with new insights regarding anatomic landmarks, recommended reconstruction options in revision surgery, including management of bone defects and instability. Access the fully searchable contents of the book and an abundance of surgical videos online at Expert Consult.
Brought to you by the world s leading transplant clinicians, Textbook of Organ Transplantation provides a complete and comprehensive overview of modern transplantation in all its complexity, from basic science to gold-standard surgical techniques to post-operative care, and from likely outcomes to considerations for transplant program administration, bioethics and health policy. Beautifully produced in full color throughout, and with over 600 high-quality illustrations, it successfully: * Provides a solid overview of what transplant clinicians/surgeons do, and with topics presented in an order that a clinician will encounter them. * Presents a holistic look at transplantation, foregrounding the interrelationships between transplant team members and non-surgical clinicians in the subspecialties relevant to pre- and post-operative patient care, such as gastroenterology, nephrology, and cardiology. * Offers a focused look at pediatric transplantation, and identifies the ways in which it significantly differs from transplantation in adults. * Includes coverage of essential non-clinical topics such as transplant program management and administration; research design and data collection; transplant policy and bioethical issues. Textbook of Organ Transplantation is the market-leading and definitive transplantation reference work, and essential reading for all transplant surgeons, transplant clinicians, program administrators, basic and clinical investigators and any other members of the transplantation team responsible for the clinical management or scientific study of transplant patients.
Hair transplantation is a surgical technique that moves individual hair follicles from a part of the body called the 'donor site' to a bald or balding part of the body known as the 'recipient site'. The procedure is minimally invasive and involves grafts containing hair follicles that are genetically resistant to balding being transplanted to the bald scalp. It is primarily used to treat male baldness but can also be used to restore hair in other parts of the body including eyelashes, eyebrows and chest hair. The third volume of Hair Transplant 360 provides surgeons with the latest knowledge and techniques in hair transplantation. Written by an extensive author team from throughout Europe, the USA and Canada, this comprehensive guide consists of eighty chapters describing new technologies and advances in existing procedures. The book includes numerous clinical photographs and illustrations, and accompanying DVDs demonstrate various hair transplant procedures. Key points Comprehensive guide to hair transplantation for surgeons Extensive, internationally recognised author team Includes DVDs demonstrating surgical procedures Volumes one and two published in 2011
This is a completely revised and expanded edition of Hair Transplant 360 for Assistants, Volume 2, edited by Emina Karamovski Vance from the Lam Institute for Hair Restoration in Plano, Texas. The book is divided into two parts: the first part, `Core 360', covers the basics of hair anatomy, growth cycles necessary for assisting hair restoration, male and female pattern baldness, non-surgical hair loss solutions, and the evolution of hair restoration procedures. Part one also features extensive sections on graft preparation and graft placement. The second part of the book, `More 360', covers patient care, from postoperative through short and long term follow-up. Part two features an assistant training section which includes standardised hair-transplant photography and stress management. This highly illustrated new edition also includes an expanded and updated DVD-ROM covering a wide range of topics, from surgery overview and preparation, to quality control, graft handling and placement, and a `Test Your Knowledge' section, making Hair Transplant 360 for Assistants, Volume 2 an ideal resource for hair transplant assistants in training. Key Points Completely revised and expanded edition Previous edition published 2011 (9789350251799) DVD-ROM featuring surgery overview, assistant training, and `Test Your Knowledge' section 319 colour images and illustrations Edited by Emina Karamanovski Vance from Lam Institute for Hair Restoration, Plano, Texas
This book examines the position of children who provide tissue to potentially save the life of another. It questions whether child donors of all ages have been treated appropriately and whether they are sufficiently protected in acting as tissue donors, and ultimately considers whether a new regulatory response is needed to benefit donor children. The book couples a legal exposition of the donor child's position with the medico-ethical reality of clinical practice. In recent years, a growing body of literature concerning the clinical experiences and outcomes for child donors has emerged. This book adds to this by examining another dimension - the regulatory frameworks at play. It examines the ethical arguments for and against children acting as tissue donors and provides an original analysis of the legal and non-legal regulatory frameworks governing children's participation in the United Kingdom, United States and Australia. It combines these doctrinal and theoretical approaches with insights into clinical practice gained from the results of qualitative research conducted with health professionals. The analysis inevitably explores the more general issues of children's right to make medical decisions, the role of parents in decision-making, the value of the best interests test and alternative (legal and ethical) standards, rights of participation of children before the courts, and the role of law and other forms of regulation in a clinical context.
The use of cells for the treatment of a variety of diseases is no longer a dream. Today, blood transfusion, bone marrow transplantation, the use of ex vivo cultured skin in wound healing, and peripheral stern cell transplantation, including the ex vivo expansion of hematopoietic stern cells after high-dose chemo/radiation therapy, are routine. This high standard of knowledge and skills in cell transplantation might also re- sult in tackling hitherto untreatable diseases. Organ transplantation is presently the only life-saving treatment for a variety of conditions. Important findings in cell and molecular biol- ogy, the identification of hematopoietic, mesenchymal and neuronal stern cells, together with breakthroughs in the methodology for isolat- ing, purifying, expanding, and storing human cells could make cellular therapy an alternative to organ transplantation in certain diseases within the next decade. Placental blood may be the source of choice in isolating naive progenitor cells for allogeneic transplantation. Immunotherapy is the most hopeful strategy to date for the treat- ment of tumors resistant to chemotherapy, radiation therapy, or hor- mone therapy. It includes the use of tumor-infiltrating lymphocytes, ex vivo activated memory T lymphocytes, and cell-based vaccines.
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.
Hair Transplant 360: Volume 4 - Follicular Unit Extraction (FUE) is an illustrated guide to this minimally invasive procedure, involving the grafting of hair follicles that are genetically resistant to balding, onto a bald scalp. This book is edited by Samuel Lam, Director of the Lam Institute for Hair Restoration, Texas, and Kenneth L Williams from the Irvine Institute of Medicine and Cosmetic Surgery/Orange County Hair Restoration, California. The book is divided into 25 chapters across three sections. The first section covers the basics of FUE beginning with the history, terminology and physics of the technique. Other chapters include information on skin properties and anatomy, scalp anaesthesia, donor evaluation and surgical planning, and improving graft survival. Guidance on starting a practice in FUE is also included. The second part of the book covers FUE methods in detail, and the final section features discussion on specialised topics, such as regenerative medicine, complications and difficulties of FUE, and FUE from the beard and body. Hair Transplant 360: Volume 4 - Follicular Unit Extraction (FUE) contains 510 full colour photographs and illustrations, and includes four DVD ROMs demonstrating various FUE procedures in detail. Key Points Comprehensive, illustrated guide to follicular unit extraction procedures Edited by renowned US experts in the field 510 full colour photographs and illustrations Includes four DVD ROMs demonstrating FUE procedures
This book is a comprehensive guide to hair transplantation for dermatologists and hair transplant surgeons. The text begins with an introduction to evaluation, workup and postoperative care, and anaesthesia and pain management. The next chapters guide clinicians step by step through direct hair transplantation, design, and reconstruction, followed by discussion on follicular unit excision (FUE), a technique using grafts. In addition to detailed coverage of hair transplantation on the scalp, the book also explores body hair transplants and eyebrow and eyelash transplantation, concluding with a chapter on setting up a hair transplant centre. The book is further enhanced by nearly 400 descriptive photographs, diagrams and tables. Key points Comprehensive, step by step guide to hair transplantation Includes discussion on follicular unit excision (FUE) and its complications Covers body hair and eyebrow/eyelash transplantation as well as scalp Features nearly 400 clinical photographs, diagrams and tables
At the brink of the third millennium organ transplanta- mati on how, in the case of shortage, a fair allocation of tion will become routine and the results will be so ex- the scarce organs can be achieved. This is a very cellent that every patient in need of a transplant timely subject that continues to be discussed between deserves to be transplanted. How to provide every doctors and between laymen. patient with his or her organ and how to guarantee This book serves the needs of several groups of that the organ is in a superb condition? That is the specialists working with transplant patients. Firstly, the challenge for all of us privileged to work in this doctors who are directly involved in the care of the magnificent field of medicine. multi-organ donor, and who have to collaborate to do In this book, an international team of experts has the best for their recipients. Heart surgeons might like laid down their intellectual knowledge on the process to learn from liver surgeons and vice versa. Secondly, that precedes successful transplantation: Procurement, the paramedical specialist who is involved in the treat- Preservation and Allocation. In four sections important ment of transplant patients and their families will find aspects of this preamble of the actual transplantation in this book many answers to questions. Students can are dealt with. also use it as a source for general information.
Saving lives through organ transplantation has become increasingly possible thanks to advances in research and care. Today, the complex field of transplantation continues to develop rapidly, fuelled by demographic change and further evolutions in scientific understanding. The Oxford Textbook of Transplant Anaesthesia and Critical Care has been written and edited by pioneers in the field of organ transplantation with an international team of authors, in order to equip anaesthetists and intensivists with the knowledge and training necessary to provide high quality and evidence-based care. The text addresses fundamentals aspects of scientific knowledge, care of the donor patient, transplant ethics and special considerations. Dedicated sections address each of the major organs; kidney, pancreas, liver, heart and lung, intestinal and multivisceral. Within each organ-based section, expert authors explore underlying disease, planning for transplantation, specialized procedures, perioperative and critical care management as well as post-transplant considerations. Focus points for future developments in transplant immunology are also set out, inspiring current practitioners to engage with current clinical research and help participate in the further advancement of the science of transplantation. The print edition of the Oxford Textbook of Transplant Anaesthesia and Critical Care comes with a year's access to the online version on Oxford Medicine Online. By activating your unique access code, you can read and annotate the full text online, follow links from the references to primary research materials, and view, enlarge and download all the figures and tables.
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