Contemporary Liver Transplantation [electronic resource] : The Successful Liver Transplant Program / edited by Cataldo Doria.

Cham : Springer International Publishing : Imprint: Springer, 2017.
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Contemporary Liver Transplantation provides a comprehensive review of the most crucial and provocative aspects of liver transplantation. It represents a unique source of information and guidance for the current generation of transplant surgeons that evolved from being pure clinicians into savvy administrators knowledgeable in every regulatory aspect governing transplantation. The book contains 35 chapters covering every single aspect of the surgical operation in the donors as well as the recipients of liver transplants. The pre-operative work-up, as well as the post-operative immunosuppression management, and the treatment of recurrent diseases are addressed in detail. Single chapters are dedicated to controversial issues like transplantation in patients diagnosed with NASH, transplantation for patients diagnosed with HCC beyond Milan criteria, and usage of HIV positive donors. Dedicated chapters on HCV, HCC, FHF, and NASH will make this book a unique resource for any health care provider part of the multidisciplinary liver transplant team. The book goes beyond the analysis of the formal medical and surgical aspects of liver transplantation and introduces deep knowledge on key aspects of contemporary transplant programs, such as: physical rehabilitation, palliative care, pregnancy, the multiple requirements of regulatory agencies ruling transplantation, quality measurements for transplant programs, finance and liability. The book is organized in 9 sections focusing on each key aspect of liver transplantation. Contemporary Liver Transplantation addresses the need and the questions of of the multidisciplinary group involved including surgeons, Hepatologists , anesthesiologists, infectious disease specialists, radiologists, transplant coordinators, financial specialists, epidemiologists and administrators.
Section 1, historical prospective
History of liver transplantation
Section 2, the operation
Orthotopic liver transplantation
Organ procurement
Live donor liver transplant
Split liver transplantation
Combined transplantations
Section 3, anesthesia management
Anesthesia management of liver transplant
Section 4, transplant hepatology
Fulminant hepatic failure
Other viral diseases
Section 5, infectious disease, immunology and pathology of liver transplant
Infections and sepsis after liver transplantation
The immune system
Section 7, basic science in liver transplantation
Stem cells and liver failure: a new horizon
Section 8, special topics
Pediatric liver transplantation
Pregnancy after liver transplantation
Rehabilitation after liver transplantation
Palliative care in liver transplantation, when to consult a specialist
Artificial liver treatment, when and which one?
Liver auto-transplant
The role of integrate medicine in liver failure and after liver transplantation
Diet and exercise before and after liver transplantation
Liver transplantation – medical home
Section 9, the contemporary successful liver transplant program
Regulatory agencies in transplantation
Quality measure of a contemporary liver transplant program
The role of transplant coordinators
The finance of liver transplantation
The role of the epidemiologist in a liver transplant program
How to effectively run a contemporary liver transplant program in the third millennium in North America
Liability of transplant programs in North America in the third millennium.
Doria, Cataldo, editor.
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