Liver Transplantation: Challenging Controversies and Topics by Gregory T. EversonLiver Transplantation: Challenging Controversies and Topics by Gregory T. Everson

Liver Transplantation: Challenging Controversies and Topics

EditorGregory T. Everson, James F. Trotter

Paperback | November 9, 2010

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The field of liver transplantation is young, evolving, dynamic, and issues and decisions are often controversial, thus a text with a different focus is required, one that highlights controversy and challenges dogma. In Liver Transplantation: Challenging Controversies and Topics a useful set of chapters have been created that will take the reader step-by-step through key areas of controversy in the field of liver transplantation. The authors have tried to anticipate questions, define key issues, and provide options for resolving or approaching areas of uncertainty. The topics covered in this book impact our understanding and management of immunosuppressant, viral hepatitis, nonalcoholic fatty liver disease, organ allocation, regional differences in rates of transplantation, and hepatocellular cancer. All authors are actively practicing physicians and surgeons who deal with all the issues presented on an ongoing and daily basis. Throughout the book, emphasis is put on the need for thoughtful well-controlled clinical and basic research of transplant hepatology and liver transplantation. There is also speculation on potential breakthroughs in immunology, virology, cell biology, surgery and medicine that might influence or impact the future directions of these fields of medicine. Liver Transplantation: Challenging Controversies and Topics is an important new book meant to stimulate interest, identify topics requiring additional study, and to promote discourse among transplant professionals.
Title:Liver Transplantation: Challenging Controversies and TopicsFormat:PaperbackDimensions:280 pagesPublished:November 9, 2010Publisher:Humana PressLanguage:English

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ISBN - 10:1617377821

ISBN - 13:9781617377822

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Table of Contents

Chapter 1. Tolerance in Liver Transplantation: Just a Promise or Revolving RealityDavid B. Bruno, MD and Allan D. Kirk, MD, PhDChapter 2. Novel Approaches to Immunosuppression in Liver TransplantationChristian Toso, Andrew L. Mason, and Norman M. KnetemanChapter 3. Pre and Post Transplant Management of Hepatitis CNorah A. Terrault, MD, MPH and Mario G. PessoaChapter 4. The Dilemma of Adult-to-Adult Living Donor Liver TransplantationJohn F. Renz, MD, PhD and Robert S. Brown Jr., MD, MPHChapter 5. The Share 15 RuleRichard B. Freeman, MDChapter 6. Hepatocellular CarcinomaMichael A. Zimmerman, MD, Andrew M. Cameron, MD, and R. Mark Ghobrial, MD, PhDChapter 7. Liver Transplantation and the Hepatopulmonary SyndromeDavid T. Palma, MD and Michael B. Fallon, MDChapter 8. Long-term Metabolic Complications Post-transplantation: Controversies in ManagementLisa M. Forman, MDChapter 9. Hepatitis B and Liver Transplantation: Current TrendsGeoffrey McCaughan, MBBS, MD, FRACP, PhD, Jade D. Jamias, MD, FPCP, DPSG, DPSDE, Qingchun Fu, MD, Nicholas Shackel, MBBS MD FRACP PhD, Simone Strasser, MBBS MD, FRACPChapter 10. Liver Transplantation for Non-Alcoholic Fatty Liver DiseaseMichael Charlton, MD

Editorial Reviews

Aus den Rezensionen:"... Die Autoren haben mit diesem Buch eine detaillierte Übersicht zum aktuellen perioperativen Management von Lebertransplantationen vorgelegt. ... Die wesentlichen und für die Praxis relevantesten Aussagen der jeweiligen Kapitel werden am Ende kurz und einprägsam zusammengefasst. . Den Autoren ist es gelungen, aktuellste Erkenntnisse vollständig, umfassend, klar strukturiert und evidenzbasiert in anwendungsorientierter Form wiederzugeben. Das Buch ist daher jedem Arzt zu empfehlen, der die Indikation zur Lebertransplantation stellt bzw. Lebertransplantierte Patienten betreut." (Prof. Dr. Hasan Kulaksiz, in: Zeitschrift für Gastroenterologie, June/2009, Issue 6, S. 624)