Liver Transplantation: Clinical Assessment and Management

Liver Transplantation: Clinical Assessment and Management

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Edited by James Neuberger, Edited by James Ferguson, Edited by Philip N. Newsome

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  • Publisher: John Wiley & Sons Inc
  • Format: Hardback | 374 pages
  • Dimensions: 176mm x 246mm x 22mm | 800g
  • Publication date: 14 October 2013
  • Publication City/Country: New York
  • ISBN 10: 1118277384
  • ISBN 13: 9781118277386
  • Edition: 1
  • Sales rank: 650,419

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With the number of patients requiring liver transplants on the rise, this practical volume provides much needed answers to critical questions. It explains when to refer a patient for liver transplantation, how to assess a potential liver transplant recipient, how to manage the hospitalized transplant patient, and potential complications. Packed with text features such as key points and "what to avoid" boxes, the text progresses chronologically through each stage of the liver transplantation process. It includes 30 high definition videos of transplant surgery by the world's leading experts, all linked directly to the text.

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"Liver Transplantation: Clinical Assessment and Management" is the perfect tool for all gastroenterologists, hepatologists and transplant surgeons managing patients with liver disease awaiting and undergoing transplantation. Led by James Neuberger, world experts in hepatology and transplantation provide a chronological, step-by-step approach to best clinical management and patient care. Evidence-based throughout and with reference to the very latest practice guidelines from major societies such as EASL and AASLD, the book covers: When to refer a patient for liver transplantationSelection, assessment and management on the listTransplantation for acute liver failureDonation and allocationCare of the liver transplant recipient80 high definition videos of transplant surgery allow you to watch the experts in action and provide an outstanding visual and teaching element. In addition, key points, potential pitfalls, management algorithms, and useful weblinks all help ensure rapid reference browsing. If you're managing patients requiring a liver transplant, this multimedia resource will save you time and effort by putting essential information within easy reach.

Table of contents

List of Contributors, ix Foreword, xii Preface, xiv Acknowledgements, xv About the Companion Website, xvi Abbreviations, xvii PART 1 When to Refer a Patient for Liver Transplantation 1 General Considerations, 3 S. Tamir Rashid and Alexander E. Gimson 2 Prognostic Models in Liver Transplantation, 18 James Neuberger PART 2 Selection, Assessment and Management on the List 3 Assessing the Potential Transplant Recipient, 29 Diarmaid D. Houlihan and Philip N. Newsome 4 Consent, 39 Christopher J.E. Watson 5 Management on the Waiting List, 47 Sumeet K. Asrani and Jayant A. Talwalkar 6 Specific Diseases, 60 Ian A. Rowe and David J. Mutimer 7 Specific Issues of Selection including Non-Compliance, Futility, Nutritional and Social Issues, 73 Ken Simpson PART 3 Transplantation for Acute Liver Failure 8 Assessment of the Patient with Acute Liver Failure, 85 Ashley Barnabas and John O'Grady 9 Management of the Patient with Fulminant Hepatic Failure Awaiting Liver Transplantation, 93 James Neuberger PART 4 Donation and Allocation 10 Liver Donation, 103 Gabriel C. Oniscu 11 Liver Allocation, 116 Richard B. Freeman, Jr 12 Alternatives to Orthotopic Liver Replacement, 125 James Neuberger 13 Surgical Aspects of Liver Transplantation, 129 Thamara Perera and Simon Bramhall PART 5 Care of the Liver Transplant Recipient 14 Introduction to Outcomes and Follow-Up, 147 James Neuberger 15 The Immune System in Liver Transplantation: Rejection vs.Tolerance, 160 Palak J. Trivedi and Nick D. Jones 16 Immunosuppression in Liver Transplantation, 184 Aaron James Chan and John R. Lake 17 Microbiological Prophylaxis in Liver Transplantation, 197 Matthew J. Armstrong and Philip N. Newsome 18 Managing the Liver Transplant Recipient with Abnormal Liver Blood Tests, 208 Joanna A. Leithead and James Ferguson 19 Managing Rejection, 227 Palak J. Trivedi and James Neuberger 20 Management of Renal Function, 248 James Ferguson 21 Management of Post-Transplant Ascites, 256 Chris Corbett and Philip N. Newsome 22 Cytomegalovirus and the Liver Transplant Recipient, 261 James Ferguson 23 Immunisation and Liver Transplantation, 268 James Neuberger 24 Contraception and Pregnancy, 274 Carlo B. Ramirez, Cataldo Doria, Michael J. Moritz, John M. Davison and Vincent T. Armenti 25 Common Drug Interactions, 283 Amanda Smith 26 Management of Recurrent Disease, 290 Michael R. Lucey 27 Managing Cardiovascular Risk in the Liver Transplant Recipient, 299 Joanna K. Dowman and Philip N. Newsome 28 Bone Disease in Liver Transplantation, 309 John Ayuk 29 Malignancy after Liver Transplantation, 316 James Neuberger 30 Post-Transplant Lymphoproliferative Disorder, 325 Joseph F. Buell, Nathan J. Shores, Thomas G. Gross, Jeremy R. Chapman and Angela C. Webster Colour plate section facing p. 170 Index, 337