Organ Donation and Transplantation after Cardiac Death

Hardcover | February 16, 2009

EditorDavid Talbot, Anthony DAlessandro

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With the success of organ transplantation and the declining number of heart beating cadaver donors, the number of patients awaiting a transplant continues to rise. This means that alternative sources of donors have been sought, including donors after cardiac death. Such donors sustain rapiddamage to their organs due to ischaemia, and as a consequence some organs do not work initially and some none at all. The proportion of such transplants has increased dramatically in recent years- 25% of kidney transplants in the UK were from such donors in 2006 highlighting how much progress hasbeen made.Written by international experts, this book lays out the moral, legal and ethical restraints to using such donors for organ transplant together with the techniques that have been adopted to improve their outcome. The different approaches and results of renal transplant according to country arecovered together with the procedures and outcomes adopted to use other organs, notably the liver and lungs.

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With the success of organ transplantation and the declining number of heart beating cadaver donors, the number of patients awaiting a transplant continues to rise. This means that alternative sources of donors have been sought, including donors after cardiac death. Such donors sustain rapiddamage to their organs due to ischaemia, and ...

David Talbot has been a transplant surgeon in Newcastle since 1995 having trained in the north east of England and Birmingham. His early research interests were antibody detection using flow cytometry and later mainly non heart beating donation. His current clinical practice includes access surgery, renal and liver transplantation, li...

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Format:HardcoverDimensions:360 pages, 9.21 × 6.14 × 0.04 inPublished:February 16, 2009Publisher:Oxford University PressLanguage:English

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Table of Contents

1. History of non heart beating donation2. The legal and moral issues of non heart beating donation3. The history of organ perfusion in organ transplantation4. Viability testing of kidneys from non heart beating donors5. Perfusate development for the non heart beating donor6. Thrombolysis in the non heart beating donor7. Supplemental cryo-preservation of the donor by peritoneal cooling8. Gaseous oxygen to improve viability of marginal or pre-damaged organ grafts during hypothermic storage9. ECMO in non heart beating donation: Michigan technique10. Renal recipient selection and management after transplant11. The renal biopsy in non heart beating organ transplantation12. Early results for renal transplants from non heart beating donors13. Liver transplantation using non heart beating donors14. Lung transplantation from non heart beating donors15. Donors without a heart beat in the United States16. Non heart beating donation in Europe17. Renal and islet transplantation from non heart beating donors in Japan18. The current situation and further development