Chapter 34. Post-Transplant Management

  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. Shelley D. Miyamoto MD Director and
  2. Biagio A. Pietra MD Medical Director of Cardiac Transplant Program

Published Online: 5 MAY 2009

DOI: 10.1002/9781444312720.ch34

Pediatric Solid Organ Transplantation, Second Edition

Pediatric Solid Organ Transplantation, Second Edition

How to Cite

Miyamoto, S. D. and Pietra, B. A. (2007) Post-Transplant Management, 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.ch34

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 Pediatrics, Division of Cardiology, University of Colorado Health Sciences, Cardiac Transplant Program, The Children's Hospital, Denver, CO, USA

Publication History

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

ISBN Information

Print ISBN: 9781405124072

Online ISBN: 9781444312720



  • post-transplant management;
  • nondestructive immunity;
  • nasogastric and endotracheal tubes;
  • donor–recipient interaction;
  • calcineurin inhibitors;
  • T-lymphocyte pathways;
  • cytokine genes;
  • ventricular filling pressures;
  • high-dose intravenous methylprednisolone


This chapter contains sections titled:

  • Postoperative Intensive Care Unit Management

  • Post-Transplant Immunosuppression

  • Acute Graft Rejection

  • Cardiac Allograft Vasculopathy

  • Infectious Issues

  • Conclusions

  • Acknowledgment

  • References