|About the Book|
Management of the transplant patient is complex and requires both insight into the scientific principles underlying transplantation and a practical approach to the difficult clinical problems that are encountered. This book addresses both these needs and reflects the lessons that have been learnt from the first two decades of work in this rapidly expanding field. It provides background information on tissue preservation, transplant biology and immunosuppression- looks at anaesthetic assessment and management, including current trends in patient selection- and discusses post-operative intensive care of the patient including problems of infection, rejection and multi-organ failure. Legal and organizational issues, some highly controversial, are also covered.