May. 22, 2013 -- ORLANDO Fecal transplant for Clostridium difficile infection is a safe and effective treatment and can alter patients' fecal microbiota to resemble that of donors over time, studies reported here affirmed.
May. 21, 2013 -- ORLANDO Coffee consumption helped protect against the autoimmune liver disease known as primary sclerosing cholangitis (PSC), which can lead to transplantation or death, a researcher said here.
May. 20, 2013 -- Fewer children died waiting for organ transplants in the past decade after policy changes to the national organ allocation system, researchers stated.
May. 6, 2013 -- An acute increase in lung allocation score (LAS) of more than 5 units in the month before lung transplant is a strong and independent predictor of post-transplant death, according to a new study.
May. 4, 2013 -- WASHINGTON Overall survival among children with end-stage renal disease who are being treated with dialysis has greatly improved over the last 20 years, researchers said here.
May. 3, 2013 -- There is news this week about a new drug that takes advantage of the link between influenza and inflammation as well as tidbits about knocking out antibiotic resistance and more in this potpourri from the MedPage Today staff.
Apr. 29, 2013 -- AMSTERDAM Three-drug therapy appears to help liver transplant patients whose hepatitis C (HCV) recurs, a researcher said here.
Apr. 26, 2013 -- AMSTERDAM Although biopsy remains the gold standard for diagnosing liver fibrosis, imaging tests may be a noninvasive way to garner equivalent information, researchers said here.
Apr. 20, 2013 -- ROME A ventricular assist device (VAD) is no barrier to effective exercise rehabilitation, several small studies agreed.
Apr. 16, 2013 -- Hospitals that succeed in reducing rates of surgical complications may pay an unintended financial penalty, depending on the mix of insurance carriers they're dealing with, researchers said.
Apr. 3, 2013 -- ORLANDO Patients in desperate need of a kidney transplant are more likely to get on the organ transplant list if they have better versed in the intricacies of the healthcare system and their disease, researchers suggested here at the National Kidney Foundation spring meetings.
Mar. 30, 2013 -- Low vitamin D after a kidney transplant is associated with worse kidney function and increased fibrosis, researchers reported.
Mar. 15, 2013 -- Three transplant recipients who got organs from the same donor are getting rabies shots after a fourth died of the disease more than a year after the transplant, the CDC reported.
Mar. 7, 2013 -- Many children with congenital heart defects now live to adulthood, and, perhaps not surprisingly, adult hospital admissions for congenital heart problems nearly doubled over a 12-year span, a national analysis determined.
Mar. 4, 2013 -- Follow-up on the SYNTAX trial at 5 years continues to paint a rosy picture for bypass surgery. Also, taking gender differences into account before aortic valve repair.
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Primer on Transplantation see details » « hide
In addition to 5 organ-specific chapters: kidney, pancreas, heart, lung and liver, the book includes essential information on:
- 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
Organ Transplantation: A Clinical Guide see details » « hide
Handbook of Kidney Transplantation (Lippincott Williams & Wilkins Handbook Series) see details » « hide
This popular handbook is a practical guide for physicians, surgeons, nurses, and other professionals who manage kidney transplant patients. It is concise, readable, and well-illustrated. Chapters outline the major concerns surrounding renal transplantation and the most successful approaches to problems arising in short-term and long-term patient care.
Chapter topics include immunobiology and immunosuppression, as well as chapters on surgery, histocompatibility, and the first three months post-transplant surgery. This thoroughly updated Fifth Edition includes new information on options for patients with end-stage renal disease, immunosuppressive medications and protocols for kidney transplantation, and the first two months following transplant.
Atlas of Organ Transplantation see details » « hide
Immunotherapy in Transplantation: Principles and Practice see details » « hide
Manual of Stem Cell and Bone Marrow Transplantation (Cambridge Medicine) see details » « hide
Transplantation Ethics see details » « hide
Three decades after the first heart transplant surgery stunned the world, organs including eyes, lungs, livers, kidneys, and hearts are transplanted every day. But despite its increasingly routine nature-or perhaps because of it-transplantation offers enormous ethical challenges. A medical ethicist who has been involved in the organ transplant debate for many years, Robert M. Veatch explores a variety of questions that continue to vex the transplantation community, offering his own solutions in many cases.
Ranging from the most fundamental questions to recently emerging issues, Transplantation Ethics is the first complete and systematic account of the ethical and policy controversies surrounding organ transplants. Veatch structures his discussion around three major topics: the definition of death, the procurement of organs, and the allocation of organs. He lobbies for an allocation system-administered by nonphysicians-that considers both efficiency and equity, that takes into consideration the patient's age and previous transplant history, and that operates on a national rather than a regional level.
Rich with case studies and written in an accessible style, this comprehensive reference is intended for a broad cross section of people interested in the ethics of transplantation from either the medical or public policy perspective: patients and their relatives, transplantation professionals, other health care professionals and administrators, social workers, members of organ procurement organizations, and government officials involved in the regulation of transplants.
A History of Organ Transplantation: Ancient Legends to Modern Practice see details » « hide
Foreword by Clyde Barker and Thomas E. Starzl
A History of Organ Transplantation is a comprehensive and ambitious exploration of transplant surgery—which, surprisingly, is one of the longest continuous medical endeavors in history. Moreover, no other medical enterprise has had so many multiple interactions with other fields, including biology, ethics, law, government, and technology. Exploring the medical, scientific, and surgical events that led to modern transplant techniques, Hamilton argues that progress in successful transplantation required a unique combination of multiple methods, bold surgical empiricism, and major immunological insights in order for surgeons to develop an understanding of the body’s most complex and mysterious mechanisms. Surgical progress was nonlinear, sometimes reverting and sometimes significantly advancing through luck, serendipity, or helpful accidents of nature.
The first book of its kind, A History of Organ Transplantation examines the evolution of surgical tissue replacement from classical times to the medieval period to the present day. This well-executed volume will be useful to undergraduates, graduate students, scholars, surgeons, and the general public. Both Western and non-Western experiences as well as folk practices are included.