This second edition of the introduction to the field of organ transplantation provides an excellent overview of the tremendous progress made in recent decades, and gives a clear description of the current status of transplant surgery for students and trainees with an interest in this field. It opens with introductory chapters on the history of transplantation and the basic science of immunobiology, and then examines through an organ-based structure the practice of transplantation in each major system, from skin to intestine. There is a 13-year gap between the first and second edition, and this is highlighted in the new collection of chapters of this updated version. This is a timely publication produced in line with the rapidly advancing field of transplantation.The editor, Nadey S Hakim, is a consultant transplant and general surgeon at Imperial College Healthcare NHS Trust, London, England, and has put together this second volume that will serve as an invaluable guide for transplant surgeons as well as trainees.
History of Transplantation (N S Hakim); HLA, The Human Major Histocompatibility Complex (J Dausset & J Colombani); Transplantation Immunobiology (M J Dalman); Ethical Issues in Transplantation (C J Rudge); Living Donor Transplantation (A J Matas); Skin Transplantation (J R C Telfer & D M Davis); Adult Renal Transplantation (L Goldberg & D Taube); Paediatric Renal Transplantation (O N Fernando); Liver Transplantation (M West & R W G Gruessner); Heart Transplantation (T J Kroshus & V R Kshettry); Lung Transplantation (S C Clark & J H Dark); Bone Marrow Transplantation (S R McCann); Corneal Transplantation (C K Rostron); Pancreas Transplantation (V E Papalois & N S Hakim); Small Bowel Transplantation (V E Papalois & N S Hakim); Maintenance of Physiological Homeostasis in Organ Donors in the ICU (J Jones); Prescribing for Transplant Patients (M Kamps); New Immunosuppressive Drugs in Organ Transplantation (V E Papalois & N S Hakim); Infection in Transplantation (B P Madden).