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Bariatric Surgery
Hardcover: 416 pages
Publisher: Imperial College Press (21 April 2011)
Language English
ISBN-10: 1848165889 / ISBN-13: 978-1848165885

Description: Over the last two decades, obesity has reached epidemic proportions in the world, resulting in suffering and premature death. Morbid obesity is a chronic medical illness that has long-reaching consequences and is caused by multiple factors. Bariatric surgery and other non-invasive procedures in carefully selected patients are effective treatments for obesity. It is the only tool for sustained and effective long-term weight loss. The field of surgery is developing rapidly - offering innovative options for patients who have failed to lose weight by diet, exercise and pharmacological methods. The editors review problems that the patients face in the perioperative period and in the long term, as well as their adjustments in lifestyle and healthcare management. The text is authored by authorities who participate in the multidisciplinary care of bariatric patients. It will address the assessment and selection of patients' treatment before surgery, options for surgical intervention and postoperative medical management.
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Pancreas, Islet and Stem Cell Transplantation for Diabetes
Hardcover: 496 pages
Publisher: OUP Oxford; 2 edition (26 Aug 2010)
Language English
ISBN-10: 0199565864 / ISBN-13: 978-0199565863

Description: Pancreas transplantation has rapidly moved from an experimental procedure associated with high rates of morbidity and mortality to a mainstream technique with excellent patient and graft survival. Over 30,000 pancreas transplants have already been performed. The value of pancreas transplantation however must be balanced against the risk of the operative procedure and the innovative long-term immunosuppressive therapy. The indications for this procedure and the selection of the patients are critical to ensure low mortality and any improvements in quality of life. This second edition reflects recent advances in the field, especially the increasing number of islet transplantations and the growing interest in stem cell research applicable to this condition. It provides an authoritative account on the current status of the whole organ pancreas transplantation and islet and pancreatic stem cell transplantation.

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Living Related Transplantation
Hardcover: 228 pages
Publisher: Imperial College Press; 1 edition (31 Dec 2009)
Language English
ISBN-10: 1848164971 / ISBN-13: 978-1848164970

Description: This book is designed to highlight recent updates in living related transplants, with chapters by leaders in the different types of transplantation. There are very few texts that tackle living donor liver, lung, pancreas and intestinal transplantation as well as the connected ethical issues. With some color photographs illustrating procedures, this concise book will be a valuable resource for students or professionals interested in developing a global view of the ethics and practice of transplantation.

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Artificial Organs (New Techniques in Surgery Series)
Hardcover: 200 pages
Publisher: Springer; 2nd Printing. edition (12 Jun 2009)
Language English
ISBN-10: 1848822812 / ISBN-13: 978-1848822818

Description: This book deals with organ failure and the way it can be managed artificially without requiring a transplant. Written by a mixture of European and US physicians and surgeons, each of the chapters compares the artificial organ to what is currently available from the transplant point of view to highlight the current and modern available techniques for organ replacement. The book will be a useful reading for postgraduate students and people interested in modern surgical and medical technology.

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Haemostatis in Surgery
Hardcover: 328 pages
Publisher: Imperial College Press; 1 edition (22 May 2007)
Language English
ISBN-10: 1860946917 / ISBN-13: 978-1860946912

Description: This unique volume presents the cutting edge of haemostasis in surgery and includes the advances in the science pertaining to related important medical and surgical problems. It is the only book that includes all the surgical subspecialties focusing specifically on the problems of haemostasis in each field. State-of-the-art laboratory and clinical reviews are included and modern devices used in the different specialties are also covered. The contributors are well-known authorities in their special fields and haematological area. Each is covered comprehensively with special emphasis on unanswered questions. The book is addressed to all surgeons and physicians with an interest in this exciting field.

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Surgical Complications: Diagnosis and Treatment
Hardcover: 1016 pages
Publisher: Imperial College Press; 1 edition (22 May 2007)
Language English
ISBN-10: 1860946925 / ISBN-13: 978-1860946929

Review: "The two editors have assembled a large and international team of contributors, covering the surgical specialties as well as anaesthetics, gastrointestinal medicine, and imaging, and also including a medical historian and a medicolegal ethicist. Its chapters cover pretty well every aspect of this broad subject … The book provides surgeons with a splendid account of today's diagnostic and therapeutic arsenal in managing surgical complications … this is a nicely produced and illustrated and easy to read book." British Medical Journal

Description: As Professor Owen H Wangensteen, one of the greatest academic surgeons of the 20th century, said: "You are a true surgeon from the moment you are able to deal with your complications." Prompt and accurate diagnosis, as well as effective treatment, of surgical complications is one of the most important elements of surgical practice. This is today more important than at any other time, since over the last 20 years we have witnessed the development of new surgical sub-specialties, the performing of complicated operations in very challenging patients, the introduction of new technologies in surgical practice and, last but not least, an increasing interest in monitoring the quality, medico-legal implications, and ethical dimensions of surgical practice and malpractice. As surgical complications have been presented briefly and sporadically in various books and only as a small part of chapters dealing with surgical techniques, there is a pressing need for a modern textbook dealing with the diagnosis, treatment, auditing, medico-legal implications and ethical problems related to surgical complications. Written by internationally known authors, the chapters deal with both the general issues regarding the surgical complications and the specific issues related to each surgical specialty. Each chapter includes: clinical presentation; diagnosis (clinical, laboratory investigations, imaging); treatment (conservative, surgical); and outcome.

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Composite Tissue Allograft
Hardcover: 304 pages
Publisher: Imperial College Press; illustrated edition (6 Jun 2006)
Language English
ISBN-10: 1860946518 / ISBN-13: 978-1860946516

Description: The first textbook of its kind dealing with composite tissue allograft and allograft transplantation, provides an excellent overview on the subject. It provides a clear description of the current status of the transplant of every composite tissue allograft already performed and others which are still at the basic experimental level. The editors of the book, who also contribute chapters in their expertise, are world renowned surgeons. This book opens with an introductory chapter on the history of this type of transplantation and then details the clinical experience in each graft such as hand, larynx, face, uterus and the related histopathology, immunosuppression and immunomodulation. A multidisciplinary and comprehensive presentation of the various aspects of this new area of transplantation will allow the reader to understand the complexity and the challenges of composite tissue transplantation. A number of important topics are analyzed and discussed in detail, such as the ethical, medicolegal, psychological and immunological implications. New rehabilitation techniques and strategies, together with innovative tools for the functional evaluation of the transplanted parts, are highlighted. A section on the experimental work underlines what lies ahead of us.

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History of Organ and Cell Transplantation
Hardcover: 464 pages
Publisher: Imperial College Press; illustrated edition
(21 April 2003)
Language English
ISBN-10: 1860942091 / ISBN-13: 978-1860942099
Review: "… I very much enjoyed reading the book and found it to be quite accurate and very informative. To my knowledge, there is no other book on the history of solid organ and cell transplantation. Therefore, this book is unique and should be in the library of most internists and surgeons working in the field of organ and cell transplantation." John S Najarian Editor-in-Chief, Clinical Transplantation. "As a whole, the volume gives a good picture of how surgeons and scientists currently view the technical history of transplantation … This book is an interesting starting point for anybody who wants to do research on the history of organ and cell transplantation." Medical History

Description: Organ transplantation is the greatest therapeutic advancement of the second half of the 20th century. Of all medical specialities, the pioneers of transplantation make up the largest number of experts awarded with, or nominated for, the Nobel Prize. Over the years, transplantation has fascinated the scientific community as well as the general public for a variety of reasons. The development of transplantation has involved almost all medical specialities. In the history of medicine, there is perhaps no other example of such extensive co-operation and exchange of knowledge and experience among basic scientists, surgeons and physicians in achieving a common goal. The progress of transplantation has forced doctors to "rewrite" medical textbooks dealing with a great spectrum of post-transplantation issues, such as the physiology of transplanted organs, the recurrence of initial disease in the transplanted organs, and the complications arising from immunosuppressive drugs, infectious diseases and cancer. Other issues raised concern maternity, child development, geriatric medicine and ethical issues. The history of this amazing field of modern medicine is covered in this textbook. It includes a foreword written by Lady Jean Medawar who is the wife of the late Sir Peter Medawar, Nobel Prize winner and first president of the International Transplantation Society.

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Pancreas and Islet Transplantation
Hardcover: 384 pages
Publisher: OUP Oxford (18 April 2002)
Language English
ISBN-10: 0192632558 / ISBN-13: 978-0192632555

Review: "A comprehensive text for those who consider transplantation for their patients or who consider establishing a transplantation center. Of interest to all diabetologists." Journal of Endocrine Genetics, Vol 3, No 3-4 "The overall quality of this book is excellent … It is a must read for any trainee and is also an important reference for any medical or surgical practitioner in the field of pancreas transplantation." Doody's Journal

Description: Diabetes Mellitus is the principal cause of kidney failure and blindness in adults and leads to more cases of amputation and impotence than any other disease. It is one of the most common chronic diseases of childhood. The aims of pancreas or islet transplantation are to improve the quality of life of patients with insulin dependent diabetes mellitus and to ameliorate secondary complications. This book provides a comprehensive and international review of the recent advances in pancreas and islet transplantation. It covers surgical techniques, issues surrounding organ preservation, immunosuppression and the control of other complications, all of which contribute to the potential for such transplantations to evolve as the treatment of choice for insulin dependent diabetes. The editors have compiled a strong and international team of contributing authors.

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Transplantation Surgery (Springer Specialist Surgery Series)

Hardcover: 464 pages
Publisher: Springer; 1st Edition. edition (10 Mar 2001)
Language English
ISBN-10: 1852332867 / ISBN-13: 978-1852332860

Description: Transplantation Surgery uniquely covers all aspects of this rapidly expanding field in one volume. The book gives a clear description of the current status of transplant surgery for trainees sitting surgery exit examinations. The book will also be of interest to transplant surgeons, physicians and nephrologists who have an interest in this field. It opens with an introductory chapter on the history of transplantation and the basic science of immunobiology, and then examines the practice of transplantation in each major system. No other book covers the breadth of this topic in a single volume. Each contributor to Transplantation Surgery is an internationally recognised expert. Nadey S Hakim is Consultant Surgeon and Surgical Director of the Transplant Unit based at St Mary's Hospital, London, UK. Gabriel M Danovitch is Medical Director of the Kidney Transplant Program, Center for the Health Sciences, Los Angeles, California, USA. Both have been personally involved in many of the major developments in transplantation.
Transplantation Surgery is the first volume to appear with the Springer Specialist Surgery Series (edited by Professor John S P Lumley, St Bartholomew's Hospital, London)

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Dialysis Access: Current Practice
Hardcover: 400 pages
Publisher: Imperial College Press (7 Mar 2001)
Language English
ISBN-10: 1860941699 / ISBN-13: 978-1860941696

Review: "It is a worthy addition to any renal unit library and would serve as a very valuable reference for those who participate in the education and training of new staff. While the focus is dialysis access, there is sufficient related information to allow the book to stand alone as an independent reference." Communique, Renal Society of Australasia, Nov 2001

Description: The incidence of treated end stage renal disease (ESRD) continues to rise, particularly in the western world. Although renal transplantation is the treatment of choice for ESRD, the decline in the number of cadaveric organs, coupled with the rising demand for transplantation, means that an increasing number of patients will have to depend on dialysis. Vascular or peritoneal access is the Achilles' heel of any dialysis service. This book offers a clear description of the state of the art in providing and perserving a durable and reliable access. It also points the way to dialysis in the 21st century. The contributing authors are drawn from a wide background, with expertise in various aspects of dialysis access, including its history, the technique of placement, anaesthesia, radiology, nursing care and training of vascular access surgeons. There is currently a dearth of books on the subject of dialysis access. The few existing books on vascular access were written in the United States, with none from the UK. This volume is intended for use by transplant surgeons, general surgeons with an interest in vascular access, vascular surgeons, nephrologists, trainees and nurses. Dialysis services are expanding worldwide and this book is a valuable guide for those involved in daily patient care and organization of dialysis services.

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Introduction to Organ Transplantation
Hardcover: 252 pages
Publisher: Imperial College Press (2 July 1997)
Language English
ISBN-10: 1860940250 / ISBN-13: 978-1860940255

Review: "This volume will act as a useful introduction to organ transplantation for medical students, nursing and ancillary staff and non-transplant clinicians seeking to update themselves on the present situation in this ever-changing and evolving field." British Journal of Surgery, 1998

Description: This book provides an overview of the current status of transplant surgery for students and trainees with an interest in this field. It opens with introductory chapters on the basic science of immunobiology, the HLA system and ethics, and then examines through an organ-based structure the practice of transplantation in each major system, from skin to intestine. Issues of line-related transplantation, coordination and the role of therapeutics are also discussed.