Medical Care of the Liver Transplant Patient

This is a vital reference to all members of the medical team involved at different stages in the care of liver transplantation patients including hepatologists, gastroenterologists, transplant surgeons, specialist nurses, and nutritionists.

Author: Paul G Killenberg

Publisher: John Wiley & Sons

ISBN: 9780470751534

Category: Medical

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Medical Care of the Liver Transplant Patient looks at monitoring and maintaining the health of organ recipients and donors, pre, during and post-operatively. There are twenty-nine chapters containing practical advice on total patient management. They are arranged into 8 sections and follow the stages of transplantation from first indication and selection of potential recipient, through to acute recovery, long-term follow-up and continued health. In this edition there are new chapters on special considerations in liver transplant patients such as viral hepatitis, alcoholic liver disease and live donor liver transplantation. It also contains the very latest information concerning complications and recurring problems after transplantation. Another new chapter considers fresh approaches and developments in the future. This is a vital reference to all members of the medical team involved at different stages in the care of liver transplantation patients including hepatologists, gastroenterologists, transplant surgeons, specialist nurses, and nutritionists.
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Liver Transplantation

Evidence-based throughout and with reference to the very latestpractice guidelines from major societies such as EASL and AASLD,the book covers: When to refer a patient for liver transplantation Selection, assessment and management on the ...

Author: James Neuberger

Publisher: John Wiley & Sons

ISBN: 9781118676011

Category: Medical

Page: 376

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Liver Transplantation: Clinical Assessment andManagement is the perfect tool for all gastroenterologists,hepatologists and transplant surgeons managing patients with liverdisease awaiting and undergoing transplantation. Led by James Neuberger, world experts in hepatology andtransplantation provide a chronological, step-by-stepapproach to best clinical management and patient care. Evidence-based throughout and with reference to the very latestpractice guidelines from major societies such as EASL and AASLD,the book covers: When to refer a patient for liver transplantation Selection, assessment and management on the list Transplantation for acute liver failure Donation and allocation Care of the liver transplant recipient 80 high definition videos of transplant surgery allow you towatch the experts in action and provide an outstanding visualand teaching element. In addition, key points, potentialpitfalls, management algorithms, and useful weblinks all helpensure rapid reference browsing. If you're managing patients requiring a liver transplant, thismultimedia resource will save you time and effort by puttingessential information within easy reach.
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Liver Transplantation

This book covers a wide spectrum of topics including, but not limited to, the technical issues in living and deceased donor liver transplant procedures, cell and experimental liver transplantation, and the complications of liver ...

Author: Hesham Abdeldayem

Publisher: BoD – Books on Demand

ISBN: 9789535100157

Category: Medical

Page: 466

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This book covers a wide spectrum of topics including, but not limited to, the technical issues in living and deceased donor liver transplant procedures, cell and experimental liver transplantation, and the complications of liver transplantation. Some of the very important topics, such as the arterial reconstruction in living donor liver transplantation, biliary complications, and the post-transplant-lymphoprolifrative disorders (PTLD), have been covered in more than one chapter.
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Living Donor Liver Transplantation

The book describes in detail the technical aspects of Living Donor Liver Transplantation (LDLT), the routine practice of the world renowned Liver Transplant Team at Hong Kong's Queen Mary Hospital, and our views on various issues of the ...

Author: Sheung Tat Fan

Publisher: World Scientific

ISBN: 9789814329750

Category: Medical

Page: 333

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The book describes in detail the technical aspects of Living Donor Liver Transplantation (LDLT), the routine practice of the world renowned Liver Transplant Team at Hong Kong's Queen Mary Hospital, and our views on various issues of the operation. The thorough review on the history and technical procedures of LDLT and discussion on various aspects of the operation and its future perspectives will serve as a unique reference for surgeons, researchers, nurses, medical students, patients and laypersons seeking information on LDLT. This latest edition offers updated operative results from our center and the latest modifications of the technique. With contributions from a leading microvascular surgeon, a critical care clinician, a psychiatrist, and two anesthetists from the same liver transplant team, the LDLT experience at Queen Mary Hospital is depicted in an even greater extent.
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Liver Transplantation ECAB

We want it all and we want it now! The first step to the march into the future is to size up the past and the present. That is what we have attempted to do in this volume.

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Publisher: Elsevier Health Sciences

ISBN: 9788131232477

Category: Medical

Page: 176

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Liver Transplantation (LT), until recently the ‘forbidden fruit’, is the newest, the sexiest, the most controversial and arguably, the most technically challenging subspecialty of Surgical Gastroenterology to have mushroomed in India. In a journey spanning 12 years, 28 centers and 1500 liver transplants, we imagined there would be a gripping story to tell. It was only appropriate then, that we chose to inaugurate the series with an overview of Liver Transplantation. In the last 2 decades, the field has seen rapid progress with 1- and 5-year patient survival improving from 80% and 50% to 90% and 80%, respectively, owing to technical refinement, and better immunosuppressants, intensive care, and patient monitoring. Despite being a relatively new entrant into the field, India can now boast of at least some islands of excellence that have caught up with the "best in the west". This means the evolution of LT in these centers has been fast-forwarded up a steep curve. We have come a long way from the point of every LT being considered an experimental procedure with much media and public hype to one where it is accepted as a successful and durable panacea for all liver failure. The popularity of teams running successful programs in India has swung from being ostracized when the chips were down, to being celebrated and envied when the going became good. The focus has shifted from immediate to long-term survival, from surgical heroism to building multidisciplinary teams, from anecdotal to hard data and from media reports to scientific publications. ‘Fly-by night’ operations are on the decline as realization of their futility dawns on new centers and transplant teams. They are now happier to take the longer route of developing trained in-house teams. After spending a good part of the last decade honing the technique of living donor liver transplantation, we are becoming more sensitive to the morbidity and mortality risks to the living liver donor. We want to minimize the liver volume removed from the donor, and want to develop techniques of minimal access. More importantly, we want to train our guns back on pushing donation after brain or cardiac death. We have begun to maintain databases, are getting into audit mode and want a National registry. We want standardized treatment guidelines and training curricula. We want to take part in multicenter trials and further meaningful clinical and laboratory research. As a community, the liver transplant doctors of India are on a warpath of progress. We want it all and we want it now! The first step to the march into the future is to size up the past and the present. That is what we have attempted to do in this volume.
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Liver Transplantation An Issue of Clinics in Liver Disease E Book

With collaboration from Consulting Editor, Dr. Norman Gitlin Dr. Goldberg has assembled a state-of-the-art issue devoted to management of liver transplant patients.

Author: David Goldberg

Publisher: Elsevier Health Sciences

ISBN: 9780323791939

Category: Medical

Page: 240

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With collaboration from Consulting Editor, Dr. Norman Gitlin Dr. Goldberg has assembled a state-of-the-art issue devoted to management of liver transplant patients. Expert authors have contributed current clinical reviews that covers the breadth of the pre- and post-surgical journey. Articles are specifically devoted to the following topics: Obesity management of liver transplant waitlist candidates and recipients; Expanding the limits of liver transplantation for hepatocellular carcinoma: Is there a limit; Frailty and sarcopenia in patients pre- and post-liver transplant; Achieving tolerance in liver transplantation: Where are we now and what does the future hold; Expanding role of donation after cardiac death donors; Optimizing selection of patients for simultaneous liver-kidney transplant; Keeping the patient with end-stage liver disease alive while awaiting transplant: Management of complications of portal hypertension; Expanding donor selection and recipient indications for living donor liver transplantation; The changing liver transplant recipient: From hepatitis C to NASH and alcohol; Cardiovascular risk stratification in liver transplant candidates; The role of machine perfusion in liver transplantation: Warm, Cold, or does it not matter; Paradigm shift in utilization of livers from hepatitis C-viremic donors into HCV-negative patients; Transplantation of elderly patients: Is there an upper age cutoff; Transplantation for acute alcoholic hepatitis: Controversies and early successes. Hepatologists will come away with the information they need to improve outcomes in liver transplant patients.
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Textbook of Liver Transplantation

This aspect, together with its precise and didactic descriptions of all phases of liver transplantation for chronic and acute diseases from managing waiting lists to post-transplant complications make the book a valuable tool for fellows, ...

Author: Patrizia Burra

Publisher: Springer Nature

ISBN: 9783030829308

Category: Electronic books

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Liver transplantations require a complex and varied, multidisciplinary approach involving not only hepatologists and surgeons but also pathologists, psychologists, professional educators, nurses and, in the case of young patients, also pediatricians and development experts. This textbook provides an overview of the management problems involved in liver transplantation for acute and chronic liver disease, pediatric liver transplantation and the psychosocial aspects of liver transplantation. A closing chapter, focusing on the developments and future prospects in liver transplantation, outlines the potential offered by donors after cardiac death, cell therapies and organogenesis. The multidisciplinary approach is also maintained in the selection of authors, all experts actively engaged in the various disciplines involved in liver transplantations. This aspect, together with its precise and didactic descriptions of all phases of liver transplantation for chronic and acute diseases from managing waiting lists to post-transplant complications make the book a valuable tool for fellows, trainees, and specialists in the field seeking accurate framework for liver transplantation in its many facets. .
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Liver Transplantation Update of Concepts and Practice An Issue of Clinics in Liver Disease

These are some of many evolving issues in liver transplant which will be addressed to update our readers and which in turn will enhance the care of patients with liver disease.

Author: Kalyan Ram Bhamidimarri

Publisher: Elsevier Health Sciences

ISBN: 9780323320351

Category: Medical

Page: 265

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A number of areas within liver transplant continue to evolve as the field matures. The advent of increasingly effective therapy for HCV will dramatically reduce the burden of recurrent disease within the next few years. HCC has become a well established indication for transplant with an increasing emphasis on adjuvant therapies to reduce the risk of tumor recurrence and potentially expand the acceptable limits of tumor burden amenable to liver transplant. Renal dysfunction is a frequent complication of decompensated liver disease and an important predictor of diminished post-transplant survival. Newer approached to therapy including terlipressin will reduce the impact of renal dysfunction in liver transplant candidates and potentially reduce the need for combined liver/kidney transplant. Increasing attention is being paid to role of comorbidities such as diabetes and hypertension on longterm recipient outcomes. Retransplantation remains a challenge with a variety of models available ot redict outcomes. Cardiac disease pretransplant is an area of active investigation with newer entities such as cirrhotic cardiomyopathy a growing concern. These are some of many evolving issues in liver transplant which will be addressed to update our readers and which in turn will enhance the care of patients with liver disease.
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Liver Transplantation

The field of liver transplantation has undergone tremendous change and continues to evolve at a fast pace. This book covers topics beyond standard care and discusses issues that are new and rapidly evolving in the field.

Author: Abhinav Humar

Publisher: World Scientific Publishing

ISBN: 9789813234697

Category: Medical

Page: 392

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The field of liver transplantation has undergone tremendous change and continues to evolve at a fast pace. This book covers topics beyond standard care and discusses issues that are new and rapidly evolving in the field. These include innovative surgical methods to maximize the donor pool, non-surgical methods to expand the existing pool of additional donors, the changing face of liver rejection, and management of infections in the presence of new antivirals. This book is an interesting read for surgeons, hepatologists, and healthcare workers looking after patients who need or have had a liver transplant.
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