ICU Care of Abdominal Organ Transplant Patients by Ali Al-KhafajiICU Care of Abdominal Organ Transplant Patients by Ali Al-Khafaji

ICU Care of Abdominal Organ Transplant Patients

EditorAli Al-Khafaji

Paperback | March 6, 2013

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Pre- and post-operative care of transplant patients is an aspect of Critical Care Medicine in which most ICU physicians and nurses have received little or no formal training and are left to cope with this complex population with only incomplete "on the job experience" as a guide. In responseto this clinical knowledge gap, ICU Care of Abdominal Organ Transplant Patients provides a concise at the bedside resource fo intensivists, surgeons, and nurses caring for abdominal organ transplant patients before and after surgery.In a concise, practical style, the authors offer concrete solutions to questions and situations confronted by ICU clinicians. Chapters address general principles of immunosuppression, infectious complications, management, and nursing considerations plus indications, approach to anesthesia,transplant procedure, and post-operative course for liver, kidney, pancreas, islet cell, and small bowel and multivsceral transplantation.
Ali Al-Khafaji is Assistant Professor and Consultant and Director of the Transplant Intensive Care Unit in the Department of Critical Care Medicine at the University of Pittsburgh Medical Center in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania.
Title:ICU Care of Abdominal Organ Transplant PatientsFormat:PaperbackDimensions:272 pages, 8 × 5 × 0.68 inPublished:March 6, 2013Publisher:Oxford University PressLanguage:English

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ISBN - 10:0199768897

ISBN - 13:9780199768899

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Table of Contents

Section 1: ICU Management of patients with decompensated liver disease1. Spontaneous Bacterial Peritonitis2. Hepatic Encephalopathy3. Upper Gastrointestinal Bleeding4. Refractory Ascitis and Hepatic Hydrothorax5. Acute Kidney Injury including Hepatorenal Syndrome6. Respiratory Failure in patients with End Stage Liver Disease7. Malnutrition in Chronic Liver DiseaseSection 2: Transplantation8. General Principles of Immunesuppression9. Infectious complications after abdominal solid organ transplant10. General Management of Transplant Patients in the ICU11. Nursing Considerations12. Indications for Liver Transplantation13. An Approach to Anesthesia for Liver Transplantation14. Liver transplant procedure15. Graft dysfunction and Technical Complications after Liver Transplant16. Kidney Transplantation17. Anesthesia Care for Kidney Transplant Recipients18. Kidney Transplantation: Surgical techniques19. Pancreas Transplantation20. Anesthetic Management of Pancreatic Transplant Recipients.21. Surgical Techniques of Pancreas Transplantation22. Islet Cell Transplantation23. Small Bowel and Multivisceral transplantation