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Transplantation of the Liver

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Drs. Busuttil and Klintmalm present Transplantation of the Liver, 3rd Edition, which has been thoroughly revised to offer you the latest protocols, surgical approaches, and techniques used in this challenging procedure. Encompassing today's expert knowledge in the field, this medical reference book is an ideal single source for authoritative, up-to-date guidance on every imaginable aspect of liver transplantation.

Liver Transplantation Specialists and Fellows, General Surgeons, Liver Specialists, Gastroenterologists, and Health Science Libraries.

Hardbound, 1568 Pages

Published: January 2015

Imprint: Saunders

ISBN: 978-1-4557-0268-8


  • I: Considerations

    1. History of Liver and Multivisceral Transplantation

    2. Surgical Anatomy of the Liver

    3. Molecular and Cellular Basics of Hepatic Failure

    4. Influence of Transplantation on Liver Surgery

    5. Liver Allocation: The US Model

    6. Liver Allocation: The European Models

    7. Donation After Brain Death or Cardiac Death: Regulatory and Ethical Principles

    II: Patient Evaluation: Adult

    8. Current Indications, Contraindications, De-listing Criteria and Timing for Transplantation

    9. Transplantation for Hepatitis A and B

    10. Natural History of Hepatitis C

    11. Hepatitis C and Transplantation

    12. Transplantation for Fulminant Hepatic Failure

    13. Transplantation for Primary Biliary Cirrhosis

    14. Transplantation for Sclerosing Cholangitis

    15. Transplantation for Autoimmune Hepatitis

    16. Transplantation for Hepatocellular Carcinoma

    17. Transplantation for Cholangiocarcinoma

    18. Transplantation for Metastases of the Liver

    19. Transplantation for Hematological Disorders

    20. Transplantation for Budd-Chiari Syndrome

    21. Transplantation for Alcoholic Liver Disease

    22. Transplantation for NASH

    23. Unusual Indications for Transplantation

    III: Patient Evaluation: Pediatric

    24. General Criteria for Pediatric Transplantation

    25. Transplantation for Cholestatic Liver Disease

    26. Transplantation for Biliary Atresia

    27. Transplantation for Metabolic Disease

    28. Transplantation for Hepatic Malignancy

    IV: Special Considerations in Patient Evaluation

    29. Ethical Decisions in Transplantation

    30. The Psychiatric Assessment of Liver Transplant Candidates

    31. Pretransplantation Evaluation: Cardiac

    32. Pretransplantation Evaluation: Renal

    33. Pretransplantation Infectious Disease Screening for Candidates and Donors

    34. Clinical Nurse Coordinator: Nursing Focus on Care of Patients with End-Stage Liver Disease

    35. Radiologic Evaluation in the Transplant Patient

    36. Monitoring and Care of the Patient Before Transplantation

    37. Nutritional Aspects of Adult Transplantation

    38. Management of Portal Hypertensive Hemorrhage

    39. Portopulmonary Hypertension and Hepatopulmonary Syndrome

    V: Operation

    40. Donor Selection and Management

    41. Extended Criteria Donors

    42. Non-Heart Beating Donors

    43. Donor Operations

    44. Principles of Preservation

    45. Recipient Hepatectomy and Grafting

    46. Anesthesia for Transplantation

    VI: Split and Living Donor Transplantation

    47. Imaging Techniques for Partial Grafting

    48. Living Related Transplantation in Pediatric Recipients

    49. Donor and Recipient Evaluation and Selection for Adult-to-Adult Transplantation

    50. Adult Living Donor Right Hepatectomy and Recipient Operation

    51. Adult Living Donor Left Hepatectomy and Recipient Operation

    52. Split Liver Transplantation for the Pediatric and Adult Recipients

    53. Split Liver Transplantation for Two Adults

    54. Best Techniques for Biliary and Vascular Reconstruction in Living Donor Transplantation

    55. Small for Size Syndrome

    56. Minimally Invasive Living Donor Hepatectomy

    57. Dual Grafts for Transplantation

    58. Outcomes of Living Donor Transplantation: Western Perspective

    59. Outcomes of Living Donor Transplantation: Eastern Perspective

    60. Ethics of Living Donor Transplantation

    VII: Unusual Operative Problems

    61. Arterial Reconstructions - Pitfalls

    62. Portal Vein Thrombosis and Other Venous Anomalies in Liver Transplantation

    63. Combined Liver-Kidney Transplantation

    64. Retransplantation

    65. Clinical Management of Necrotic Liver During Transplantation

    66. Transplantation with Digestive Organs

    67. Transplantation and Situs Inversus

    68. Auxiliary Transplants

    VIII: Postoperative Care

    69. Postoperative Intensive Care Management in Adults

    70. Postoperative Intensive Care Management in Children

    71. Postoperative Management Beyond the Intensive Care Unit: Adults

    72. Postoperative Care of Pediatric Transplant Recipients

    73. Transition of Pediatric Patients to Adulthood

    74. Renal Failure in Adult Transplant Recipients

    75. Graft Failure: Etiology, Recognition, and Treatment

    76. Technical Problems: Biliary

    77. Management of Arterial Complications after Transplantation

    78. Infections After Transplantation

    79. Recurrent Hepatitis C

    80. Late Complications and Recurrence of Disease

    81. Neuropsychiatric Outcomes in Recipients

    82. Postoperative Neurological Disorders and Prognosis

    83. Role of the Posttransplantation Coordinator

    IX: Transplant Pathology

    84. Histological Patterns of Rejection and Other Causes of Dysfunction

    85. Pathology of Recurrence of Non-Neoplastic Disease After Transplantation

    86. Transplant Related Malignancies

    X: Immunology of Liver Transplantation

    87. Rejection After Transplantation

    88. Cell Migration, Chimerism, and Graft Acceptance

    89. ABO, Tissue Typing, and Crossmatching Incompatibility

    90. GVHD after Transplantation

    XI: Immunosuppression

    91. Induction and Maintenance of Immunosuppression

    92. Special Considerations for Pediatric Immunosuppression After Transplantation

    93. Treatment of Acute and Chronic Rejection

    94. Novel Immunosuppression of Patients with Hepatic Malignancies

    95. Non-Biologic New Immunosuppressive Drugs

    96. Immunosuppressive Biologic Agents

    97. Long-term Toxicity of Immunosuppressive Therapy

    XII: Survival and Results

    98. Outcome Predictors in Transplantation

    99. U.S. Trends in Transplantation: 1988-Present

    100. Long-term Functional Recovery and Quality of Life: Childhood, Adulthood, Employment, Pregnancy, and Family Planning

    101. Results: Survival and Quality of Life after Transplantation in Children

    XIII: Future Developments in Liver Transplantation

    102. Genetic and Genomic Potentials in Transplantation

    103. Xenotransplantation

    104. Hepatocyte Transplantation

    105. Stem Cell and Liver Regeneration

    106. Ischemia-Reperfusion Injury

    107. Extracorporeal Perfusion for Resuscitation of Marginal Grafts

    108. Extracorporeal Xenogeneic Support

    109. Development of Bioartificial Liver


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