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Doody's Review ServiceReviewer: Daniel R. Ganger, MD (Rush University Medical Center)
Description: This is a new book on management of liver transplantation. Multiple authors contribute their experiences in different transplant units around the world.
Purpose: This is intended to be a practice guide in the management of liver transplantation patients. Aspects of indications, pretransplant care, immunosuppression, and care after transplantation are presented in a manner that fulfills the authors' objectives.
Audience: The audience includes physicians experienced in the management of liver transplantation and physicians in training passing through a transplant service.
Features: The book includes tables, figures, and algorithms to assess transplant candidates and to manage complications posttransplant. Public health issues are also discussed.
Assessment: This is a useful book, the most updated in a field with few competitors. Transplantation expertise requires contributions of multiple specialties and subspecialties represented by authorities in these fields.