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Abdominal Organ Transplantation: State of the Art




Abdominal Organ Transplantation: State of the Art

Nizam Mamode (Editor), Raja Kandaswamy (Editor)

ISBN: 978-1-118-48369-5 January 2013 Wiley-Blackwell 240 Pages


This book summarizes the latest developments in key areas of the fast moving field of abdominal organ transplantation. It covers such vital topics as living donation (both renal and liver), laparoscopic and robotic techniques, islet and pancreas transplantation, non-heart beating transplantation, blood group incompatible and highly sensitized transplantation, high risk transplants, tolerance, stem cell therapy and novel immunosuppressive techniques. Each chapter offers an overview of the available evidence by a world renowned expert, written in an accessible, easy-to-read manner.

List of Contributors vii

Foreword xi

Chapter 1 Living Donation: The Gold Standard 1
Leonardo V. Riella and Anil Chandraker

Chapter 2 New Surgical Techniques in Transplantation 17
Adam D. Barlow and Michael L. Nicholson

Chapter 3 Living-donor Liver Transplantation 33
Abhideep Chaudhary and Abhinav Humar

Chapter 4 Antibody-incompatible Transplantation 56
Nizam Mamode

Chapter 5 Pancreas Transplantation 80
Rajinder Singh David E.R. Sutherland and Raja Kandaswamy

Chapter 6 Allotransplantation of Pancreatic Islets 107
Maciej T. Juszczak and Paul R.V. Johnson

Chapter 7 Novel Cell Therapies in Transplantation 138
Paul G. Shiels Karen S. Stevenson Marc Gingell Littlejohn and Marc Clancy

Chapter 8 Intestinal Transplantation 150
Khalid M. Khan Tun Jie Chirag S. Desai and Rainer W.G. Gruessner

Chapter 9 Pediatric Renal Transplantation 163
Stephen D. Marks

Chapter 10 Immunosuppressive Pharmacotherapy 177
Steven Gabardi and Anil Chandraker

Chapter 11 Conclusion 209
Nizam Mamode and Raja Kandaswamy

Index 213

“Overall, this is a nice summary of abdominal transplantation, its advances, and where the field still needs to improve. In an ever-evolving field, this book is comparable to other reviews of abdominal transplantation, but is unique in its summary of up-to-date immunosuppression techniques.”  (Doody’s, 17 May 2013)