This book summarizes the latest developments in key areas of the fast moving field of abdominal organ transplantation. It covers such vital topics as living donation (both renal and liver), laparoscopic and robotic techniques, islet and pancreas transplantation, non-heart beating transplantation, blood group incompatible and highly sensitized transplantation, high risk transplants, tolerance, stem cell therapy and novel immunosuppressive techniques. Each chapter offers an overview of the available evidence by a world renowned expert, written in an accessible, easy-to-read manner.
List of Contributors vii Foreword xi Chapter 1 Living Donation: The Gold Standard 1 Leonardo V. Riella and Anil Chandraker Chapter 2 New Surgical Techniques in Transplantation 17 Adam D. Barlow and Michael L. Nicholson Chapter 3 Living-donor Liver Transplantation 33 Abhideep Chaudhary and Abhinav Humar Chapter 4 Antibody-incompatible Transplantation 56 Nizam Mamode Chapter 5 Pancreas Transplantation 80 Rajinder Singh David E.R. Sutherland and Raja Kandaswamy Chapter 6 Allotransplantation of Pancreatic Islets 107 Maciej T. Juszczak and Paul R.V. Johnson Chapter 7 Novel Cell Therapies in Transplantation 138 Paul G. Shiels Karen S. Stevenson Marc Gingell Littlejohn and Marc Clancy Chapter 8 Intestinal Transplantation 150 Khalid M. Khan Tun Jie Chirag S. Desai and Rainer W.G. Gruessner Chapter 9 Pediatric Renal Transplantation 163 Stephen D. Marks Chapter 10 Immunosuppressive Pharmacotherapy 177 Steven Gabardi and Anil Chandraker Chapter 11 Conclusion 209 Nizam Mamode and Raja Kandaswamy Index 213
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