Primer on Transplantation

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Produced in association with the American Society of Transplantation, this new edition is full of practical advice for the next generation of transplant professionals.

In addition to 5 organ-specific chapters: kidney, pancreas, heart, lung and liver, the book includes essential information on:

  • immunobiology

  • pharmacology

  • donor management

  • infectious complications

  • pediatric transplantation

  • general principles of patient management

Fully updated and redesigned to make it even more user-friendly, the book now contains clinical vignettes, key point boxes, and self-assessment multiple choice questions in each chapter.

Primer on Transplantation, Third Edition is an invaluable resource for all health professionals in the transplant team including trainees, residents, fellows, physicians, surgeons, nurses and transplant co-ordinators.

Purchasing this book entitles you to access to the companion website:

The website includes:

  • Interactive Multiple-Choice Questions for each chapter

  • Figures from the book as Powerpoints for downloading

  • All chapters online

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Editorial Reviews

From the Publisher
"This book strives to introduce a broad audience to the critical issues in solid organ transplantation. A book providing such an overview to people with a basic medical background is valuable to the educational mission of the American Society of Transplantation." (Doody's, 16 September 2011)
Doody's Review Service
Reviewer: Jeffrey Lowell, MD (Washington University School of Medicine)
Description: This update from the 2001 edition describes the broad outlines of the transplantation process — from the management of an organ donor to the specifics of the various solid organ transplants.
Purpose: This book strives to introduce a broad audience to the critical issues in solid organ transplantation. A book providing such an overview to people with a basic medical background is valuable to the educational mission of the American Society of Transplantation.
Audience: This primer is written at a level to be informative for readers with basic medical knowledge - whether nurses or medical students or residents — and who have minimal familiarity with the field of transplantation.
Features: It reviews basic concepts of transplant immunology and immunosuppression, as well as specific issues of the individual types of solid organ transplants. Reviewed data are clearly presented in figure form. When appropriate, clinical concepts are illustrated by case studies.
Assessment: This edition appears a decade after the previous edition, and it addresses the changes in immunosuppression and clinical management of transplant patients that have occurred in the interim. One suggestion for future editions is to have a brief discussion of common indications for transplantation in each of the organ sections. For example, in liver transplantation (chapter 10), a broad list of indications for liver transplantation is listed in Table 10.1, but readers do not get the sense that alcoholic and hepatitis C cirrhosis are the major indications for transplant, or that nonalcoholic steatohepatitis is a rising indication.
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9781444391763
  • Publisher: Wiley
  • Publication date: 12/15/2010
  • Sold by: Barnes & Noble
  • Format: eBook
  • Edition number: 3
  • Pages: 368
  • Product dimensions: 5.91 (w) x 9.84 (h) x 0.59 (d)
  • File size: 6 MB

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Table of Contents




1 Immunology of transplantation (Qiquan Sun, Jason M Zimmerer, and Gregg A Hadley).

2 Pharmacology of transplantation (Ian AC Rowe and James M Neuberger).

3 Medical management of the deceased donor in solid organ transplantation (John McCartney and Kenneth E Wood).

4 Infectious diseases in transplantation (Robin K Avery and Jay A Fishman).

5 Management of the successful solid organ transplant recipient (Elizabeth A Kendrick and Connie L Davis).

6 Pediatric transplantation (William Harmon).

7 Kidney and pancreas transplantation (Joshua J Augustine, Kenneth A Bodziak, Aparna Padiyar, James A Schulak, and Donald E Hricik).

8 Heart transplantation (Maryl R Johnson, Walter G Kao, Elaine M Winkel, Joseph L Bobadilla, Takushi Kohmoto, and Niloo M Edwards).

9 Lung transplantation (Jonathan E Spahr and Keith C Meyer).

10 Liver transplantation (Kimberly A Brown, Mary Ann Huang, Marwan Kazimi, and Dilip Moonka).

Multiple choice questions.

Answers to multiple choice questions.


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