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Primer on Transplantation, 3rd Edition

Donald Hricik (Editor), American Society of Transplantation

ISBN: 978-1-444-39176-3 December 2010 Wiley-Blackwell 368 Pages


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

Preface vi

Contributors vii

Acknowledgments ix

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

2 Pharmacology of transplantation, 18
Ian AC Rowe and James M Neuberger

3 Medical management of the deceased donor in solid organ transplantation, 35
John McCartney and Kenneth E Wood

4 Infectious diseases in transplantation, 51
Robin K Avery and Jay A Fishman

5 Management of the successful solid organ transplant recipient, 73
Elizabeth A Kendrick and Connie L Davis

6 Pediatric transplantation, 103
William Harmon

7 Kidney and pancreas transplantation, 129
Joshua J Augustine, Kenneth A Bodziak, Aparna Padiyar, James A Schulak, and Donald E Hricik

8 Heart transplantation, 171
Maryl R Johnson, Walter G Kao, Elaine M Winkel, Joseph L Bobadilla, Takushi Kohmoto, and Niloo M Edwards

9 Lung transplantation, 205
Jonathan E Spahr and Keith C Meyer

10 Liver transplantation, 238
Kimberly A Brown, Mary Ann Huang, Marwan Kazimi, and Dilip Moonka

Multiple choice questions, 274

Answers to multiple choice questions, 291

Index 295

"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) Supplementary Material