Pediatric Solid Organ Transplantation, Second Edition

Pediatric Solid Organ Transplantation, Second Edition

Editor(s): Richard N. Fine, Steven A. Webber, Kim M. Olthoff, Deirdre A. Kelly, William E. Harmon

Published Online: 5 MAY 2009

Print ISBN: 9781405124072

Online ISBN: 9781444312720

DOI: 10.1002/9781444312720

About this Book

Pediatric Solid Organ Transplantation is a comprehensive and succinct text on all aspects of pediatric solid organ transplantation. It provides a ready source of reference, to both the basic science and organ specific surgical technique and after care. This second edition has been extensively updated in light of recent developments in this rapidly advancing area.

The only textbook devoted to the field of pediatric transplantation


  • A definitive reference for all those interested in improving the care and quality of life of children undergoing solid organ transplantation
  • Section on immunosuppression has been expanded by four chapters to include sections on;
    - mechanisms of action
    - therapies for the sensitized patient
    - post-transplant lymphoproliferative disorders
    - organ toxicities of immunosuppressive therapy
  • A new section has been added on the many topics related to quality of life that effect survivors of pediatric transplantation
  • International editorial and contributor team represents a wide geographical range and contains both recognized leaders and emerging experts

Whether you are an established sub-specialist in pediatric transplantation, a transplant surgeon, or a pediatric specialist in a related area, this book will answer all your questions about care of the pediatric patient before, during, and after transplantation.

Table of contents

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  1. Section One: Immunology and Genetics

    1. Chapter 3

      Costimulation (pages 21–29)

      Elizabeth Ingulli and David M. Briscoe

    2. Chapter 5

      Gene Polymorphisms and Pharmacogenomics (pages 40–46)

      Robyn Temple-Smolkin, Gilbert J. Burckart and Adriana Zeevi

  2. Section Two: Immunosuppression and Its Complications

    1. Chapter 14

      Organ Toxicities (pages 124–136)

      Vikas R. Dharnidharka, Carlos E. Araya and Mark R. Benfield

  3. Section Three: Kidney Transplantation

    1. Chapter 15

      Historical Notes (pages 137–145)

      Vassilios E. Papalois and John S. Najarian

  4. Section Four: Liver Transplantation

    1. Chapter 22

      Historical Notes (pages 191–198)

      Silvio Nadalin, Massimo Malagó and Christoph E. Broelsch

    2. Chapter 23

      Recipient Characteristics (pages 199–206)

      Udeme D. Ekong, Estella M. Alonso and Peter F. Whitington

    3. Chapter 27

      Post-Transplant Management (pages 232–241)

      Kyle Soltys, Robert Squires, Rakesh Sindhi and George V. Mazariegos

  5. Section Five: Heart Transplantation

    1. Chapter 29

      Historical Notes (pages 251–258)

      Steven A. Webber and William H. Neches

  6. Section Six: Lung and Heart-Lung Transplantation

    1. Chapter 38

      Evaluation of the Candidate (pages 318–325)

      Albert Faro, Gary Visner and George B. Mallory

  7. Section Seven: Intestinal Transplantation

    1. Chapter 48

      Post-Transplant Management (pages 387–393)

      Erick Hernandez, Tomoaki Kato, Andreas G. Tzakis and John F. Thompson

  8. Section Eight: Special Issues after Pediatric Transplantation

    1. Chapter 51

      Cognitive Development (pages 412–417)

      Erik Qvist, Hannu Jalanko and Christer Holmberg

    2. Chapter 53

      Pregnancy (pages 425–436)

      Vincent T. Armenti, Michael J. Moritz and John M. Davison

  9. Section Seven: Special Issues after Pediatric Transplantation

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