Chapter 31. Evaluation of the Candidate

  1. Richard N. Fine MD Dean Distinguished Professor of Pediatrics2,
  2. Steven A. Webber MBChB, MRCP Professor of Pediatrics3,
  3. Kim M. Olthoff MD, FACS Associate Professor of Surgery Director4,
  4. Deirdre A. Kelly MD, FRCPI, FRCP, FRCPCH Professor of Paediatric Hepatology5 and
  5. William E. Harmon MD Professor of Pediatrics6
  1. Gerard J. Boyle MD

Published Online: 5 MAY 2009

DOI: 10.1002/9781444312720.ch31

Pediatric Solid Organ Transplantation, Second Edition

Pediatric Solid Organ Transplantation, Second Edition

How to Cite

Boyle, G. J. (2007) Evaluation of the Candidate, in Pediatric Solid Organ Transplantation, Second Edition (eds R. N. Fine, S. A. Webber, K. M. Olthoff, D. A. Kelly and W. E. Harmon), Blackwell Publishing Ltd., Oxford, UK. doi: 10.1002/9781444312720.ch31

Editor Information

  1. 2

    Stony Brook University School of Medicine, Stony Brook, New York 11794-8111, USA

  2. 3

    University of Pittsburgh School of Medicine, Division of Cardiology, Children's Hospital, 3705 Fifth Avenue, Pittsburgh, PA 15213, USA

  3. 4

    Liver Transplant Program, University of Pennsylvania and the Children's Hospital of Philadelphia, 2 Dulles, 3400 Spruce Street, Philadelphia, PA 19104, USA

  4. 5

    The Liver Unit, Birmingham Children's Hospital NHS Trust, Steelhouse Lane, Birmingham, B4 6NH, UK

  5. 6

    Division of Nephrology, Children's Hospital Boston, Harvard Medical School, 300 Longwood Avenue, Hunn-319, Boston, MA 02115, USA

Author Information

  1. Department of Cardiology, Cleveland Clinic Foundation, Cleveland, OH, USA

Publication History

  1. Published Online: 5 MAY 2009
  2. Published Print: 24 JAN 2007

ISBN Information

Print ISBN: 9781405124072

Online ISBN: 9781444312720

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Keywords:

  • pretransplant evaluation;
  • cardiac catheterization;
  • pretransplantation pulmonary vascular resistance;
  • transpulmonary gradient (TPG);
  • body surface area (BSA);
  • blood typing;
  • measles–mumps–rubella (MMR);
  • oncologic evaluation;
  • nephrotoxic immunosuppressive drugs

Summary

This chapter contains sections titled:

  • Anatomic and Hemodynamic Considerations

  • Laboratory Investigations

  • Infectious Disease Evaluation

  • Psychiatric Evaluation

  • Transplant Coordinator and Social Services

  • Evaluation of the Infant Candidate

  • Oncologic Evaluation

  • Special Considerations

  • Contraindications

  • Conclusions

  • References