Living Donor Organ Transplantation

Living Donor Organ Transplantation
By:Benedetti, Enrico; Gruessner, Rainer;
Pub Date:January 11th 2008
Format:Hardback 824 pages
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ISBN:0071455493 / 9780071455497
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A comprehensive, technique-oriented guide to abdominal organ transplantation

A Doody's Core Title for 2015!

Valuable to the seasoned and novice transplant surgeon as well as the multidisciplinary team that tends to both the living donor and the recipient of abdominal organs, Living Organ Donor Transplantation puts the entire discipline in perspective while guiding you step-by-step through the most common organ transplant surgeries.

Organized into four cohesive parts and featuring numerous surgical illustrations, this sourcebook delivers an incisive look at every key consideration for general surgeons who perform transplantations, from patient selection to recipient workup and outcomes, and emphasizes the most humanitarian approaches.


  • The first A-to-Z, operation-oriented guide to the field of living donor organ transplantation
  • Unparalleled examination of a wide spectrum of solid organ transplantation procedures (liver, pancreas, kidney, intestine), with accompanying chapters on the history of the procedure, the donor, the recipient, and cost analysis
  • Skill-building coverage of techniques that explains adequate pretransplant workup and posttransplant care
  • Chapters on cultural differences, ethical and legal issues, social issues, current financial incentives, and the illegal organ trade
  • Up-to-date survey of the future possibilities of organ transplantation, covering new immunosuppressive protocols, xenotransplantation, gene therapy, organogenesis and therapeutic cloning, and more
  • Reflections from pioneers in the field

Table of contents

Foreword, Joseph E. Murray, MD (Winner of the 1990 Nobel Prize in Medicine)
Commentary: The Amsterdam and Vancouver Conferences on Living Organ Donation, Francis L. Delmonico, MD
Part I: General Aspects of Living Donor Organ Transplantation
1. Introduction and Rationale
2. Cultural Differences in Living Organ Donation: A Global Perspective
3. Ethical and Legal Issues
4. Donor Counseling and Consent
5. NonDirected and Contested Donors
6. Social Issues
Part II: Paid Legal and Illegal Organ Donation
7. Current Financial Incentives
8. Paid Legal Organ Donation
9. Challenges of Paid Organ Donation for Public Health Care Policy
10. Illegal Organ Trade: Global Justice and the Traffic in Human Organs
11. the Impact of the Internet on Paid Legal and Illegal Organ Donation
Part III: Organ-Specific Aspects of Living Donor Abdominal Organ Transplantation
Section I: Kidney Transplantation
12. Kidney Transplantation: Personal Reflections
13. History of Living Donor Kidney Transplantation
14. Kidney Transplantation: Geographical Differences
15. Kidney Transplantation: The Donor
16. Kidney Transplantation: The Recipient
17. Kidney Transplantation: Cost Analysis
Section II: Pancreas Transplantation
18. History of and Rationale for Pancreas Transplantation
19. Pancreas Transplantation: The Donor
20. Pancreas Transplantation: The Recipient
21. Registry Report and Long-Term Outcome
22. Islet Authotransplantation after Pancreatectomy: History and Outcomes
23. Islet Transplantation Using Living Donors
Section III: Liver Transplantation
24. Personal Reflections and History of Living Donor Liver Transplantation
25. Regional Variations in the U.S. Living Donor Experience
26. Institutional Needs for Living Donor: Liver Transplantation
27. Role of Split Liver Transplantation from Deceased Donors: Lessons Learned
28. Liver Regeneration
29. Living Donor Liver Transplantation: The Donor
30. Liver Transplantation: The Recipient
31. Liver Transplantation: Cost Analysis
Section IV: Intestinal Transplantation
32. History of Living Donor Intestinal Transplantation
33. Intestinal Transplantation: The Donor
34. Intestinal Transplantation: The Recipient
Part IV: Future Developments and Alternatives to Living Donor Transplantation
35. Dual-Organ Donation
36. Use of Living Donors for HIV-Positive Transplant Candidates
37. New Immunosuppressive Protocols
38. Strategies to Induce Tolerance
39. Xenotransplantation
40. Gene Therapy
41. Organogenesis and Cloning


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