Infinite Resignation: The Art of an Infant Heart Transplant

Infinite Resignation: The Art of an Infant Heart Transplant

When the surgeons informed us that our unborn child had a fatal heart condition I was devastated. The only hope they offered was an infant transplant which was not only experimental but it was also unlikely that a donor organ would be found in time. Five years earlier Dr. Leonard Bailey had rocked the world when he transplanted the heart of a baboon into a human baby. He went on to pioneer an infant transplant program but it was still very much in its infancy. The medical community was deeply divided on questions related to the ethics and efficacy of this approach. I came to the conclusion that a decision for or against a transplant would need to be based entirely on faith. I was ill-equipped to perform an act of faith but I remembered studying Kierkegaard in my first year at university. In his book, Fear and Trembling, he asserts that the first movement of faith is Infinite Resignation. Starting with my own very tentative movements of Infinite Resignation and progressing toward Moriah - this is a very personal story of an odyssey to save the life of our son.

The Bone Marrow Transplant - Biology 4th Grade | Children's Biology Books

The Bone Marrow Transplant - Biology 4th Grade | Children's Biology Books

The bone marrow transplant is a complex medical procedure performed by skilled personnel. This educational book will pave the way for your child to possibly become that skilled personnel in the future. It lays the foundation of learning through a fun visual design and well-written texts. Encourage your child to learn more about biology every day!

REVERSE HEART DISEASE - HEART ATTACK CURE & STROKE CURE - LOWER HIGH BLOOD PRESSURE TO NORMAL & RESTORE YOUTHFUL CARDIAC HEALTH WITH NO SURGERY OR DRUGS

REVERSE HEART DISEASE - HEART ATTACK CURE & STROKE CURE - LOWER HIGH BLOOD PRESSURE TO NORMAL & RESTORE YOUTHFUL CARDIAC HEALTH WITH NO SURGERY OR DRUGS

DO NOT SUBMIT TO ANY HEART DISEASE OR STROKE TREATMENT UNTIL YOU’VE READ THIS BOOKTHE PROVEN CURE TO REVERSE OR AVOID HEART DISEASE & STROKE … READ MORE International #1 Best Selling AuthorAmazon #1 Best Selling AuthorCHRISTOPHER DAVID ALLEN Reverse Heart Disease by Christopher David Allen could mean the end of arteriosclerosis, stents, angioplasty, bypass, and cardiac prescription drugs.This book is unlike any other book about heart disease. It reveals natural treatments easily done at home. Inexpensive cures doctors don’t know about or dare not discuss in fear of losing their license to practice.Arterial plaque begins obstructing arteries in childhood with consuming junk and processed foods in the Standard American Diet (SAD). Arterial blockage progresses with age, causing high blood pressure, and restricted blood flow. All parts of the body are compromised by limited blood flow that delivers life-sustaining nutrients and oxygen to the 75 trillion cells in the body. Then comes the heart attack or stroke that ends life for nearly half and compromises quality of life and longevity of the survivors …UNTIL NOW!Learn how to restore youthful heart function and blood circulation with the cardiac-rejuvenating miracle combo of oral liquid EDTA chelation and restoring the body’s natural vasodilator (Nitric Oxide).Inexpensive EDTA chelation dissolves blood vessel blockages (plaque) throughout 100,000 miles of blood vessels in the body. Inexpensive supplements restore the body’s natural production of vasodilator Nitric Oxide that diminishes with age. Normal blood pressure is restored with increased blood flow. preventing or reversing the cause of heart attack, stroke, and other cardiac diseases.Heart healthy nutrition, and ideal forms of exercise can now preserve restored youthful cardiac health for an active lifestyle with longevity.Avoid or end invasive surgical procedures and the horrible side effects of dangerous prescription drugs.Christopher David Allen (the Author), suffered his first (and never again) heart attack at age 65. This is an experience-based book that reveals the proven and natural home treatments this respected naturopathic medical researcher used to return from “nearly dead” to youthful cardiac health. His cardiologist blessed him to “exercise at any level you want” in three short months.You too can restore youthful cardiac health and boost your body’s performance. Reclaim your life and enjoy the wonders of an active lifestyle and a longer lifespan.Scroll Up and Click the “BUY” Button to Live Long and Strong Tags:  angina, arteriosclerosis, arteriosclerosis treatment, blood pressure books, blood pressure control, blood pressure cure, blood pressure diet, blood pressure down, blood pressure solution, chelation, chelation therapy, EDTA chelation, cardiac disease, cardiology, cardiology books, cardiovascular disease, critical care, end heart disease, healing, healthy living, heart attack, heart attack books, heart attack recovery, heart attack proof, heart cure, heart diet, heart diet books, heart disease, heart disease cure, heart disease diet, heart disease prevention, heart failure, heart health, heart healthy, heart healthy diet, high blood pressure, high blood pressure books, high blood pressure diet, high blood pressure solution, holistic, holistic medicine, homeopathy, hypertension cure, hypertension diet, hypertension books, inflammation, inflammation diet, lower blood pressure, lower blood pressure naturally, natural remedies, naturopathy, reverse heart disease, stroke, stroke cure, stroke proof, stroke recovery, stroke prevention

Last Night in the OR: A Transplant Surgeon's Odyssey

Last Night in the OR: A Transplant Surgeon's Odyssey

For readers of Henry Marsh's Do No Harm, Paul A. Ruggieri's Confessions of a Surgeon, and Atul Gawande's Better, a pioneering surgeon shares memories from a life in one of surgery’s most demanding fields The 1980s marked a revolution in the field of organ transplants, and Bud Shaw, M.D., who studied under Tom Starzl in Pittsburgh, was on the front lines. Now retired from active practice, Dr. Shaw relays gripping moments of anguish and elation, frustration and reward, despair and hope in his struggle to save patients. He reveals harshly intimate moments of his medical career: telling a patient's husband that his wife has died during surgery; struggling to complete a twenty-hour operation as mental and physical exhaustion inch closer and closer; and flying to retrieve a donor organ while the patient waits in the operating room. Within these more emotionally charged vignettes are quieter ones, too, like growing up in rural Ohio, and being awakened late at night by footsteps in the hall as his father, also a surgeon, slipped out of the house to attend to a patient in the ER. In the tradition of Mary Roach, Jerome Groopman, Eric Topol, and Atul Gawande, Last Night in the OR is an exhilarating, fast-paced, and beautifully written memoir, one that will captivate readers with its courage, intimacy, and honesty.

The First Hundred Days after Kidney Transplant Surgery by Fidel Barrantes M.D.

The First Hundred Days after Kidney Transplant Surgery by Fidel Barrantes M.D.

You may ask " Why was this book written?". Since I was in medical school and later on continued my training that led me to become a transplant specialist, I found one recurrent problem that impacted medical results : Patient Education. I found over and over patients run into serious medical problems because they did not know enough about their illnesses. In the transplant field this lack of education can even be life threatening. I believe by educating yourself about your disease you will be more successful in coping with the illness. This book's aim is to provide education on the common events seen in the first 100 days after kidney transplant. My goal is to make these 100 days a better experience.This educational material includes three main sections:SECTION I: THE BASICS BEFORE KIDNEY TRANSPLANT: Introduction about how the kidneys work, what their main functions are and the usual labs that doctors use to evaluate kidney problems.SECTION II: FIRST 100 DAYS AFTER KIDNEY TRANSPLANT: Day by day explanation following transplant. We concentrate on important events that impact patient and graft survival. We provide helpful insights on important topics daily ; most often in chronological occurrence.SECTION III: FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS AND ANSWERS AFTER KIDNEY TRANSPLANTATION: A list of Q & A that have been carefully selected from staff with several years of experience in the transplant field.I hope you enjoy reading this book and that it helps you understand more about how a kidney transplant impacts your life. My wish is that this book will help the recipient gain the most of this precious gift (transplant).Fidel Barrantes M.D.

The Puzzle People: Memoirs Of A Transplant Surgeon

The Puzzle People: Memoirs Of A Transplant Surgeon

Given the tensions and demands of medicine, highly successful physicians and surgeons rarely achieve equal success as prose writers.  It is truly extraordinary that a major, international pioneer in the controversial field of transplant surgery should have written a spellbinding, and heart-wrenching, autobiography.Thomas Starzl grew up in LeMars, Iowa, the son of a newspaper publisher and a nurse.  His father also wrote science fiction and was acquainted with the writer Ray Bradbury.  Starzl left the family business to enter Northwestern University Medical School where he earned both and M.D. and a PhD.  While he was a student, and later during his surgical internship at the Johns Hopkins Hospital, he began the series of animal experiments that led eventually to the world’s first transplantation of the human liver in 1963.Throughout his career, first at the University of Colorado and then at the University of Pittsburgh, he has aroused both worldwide admiration and controversy.  His technical innovations and medical genius have revolutionized the field, but Starzl has not hesitated to address the moral and ethical issues raised by transplantation.  In this book he clearly states his position on many hotly debated issues including brain death, randomized trials for experimental drugs, the costs of transplant operations, and the system for selecting organ recipients from among scores of desperately ill patients.There are many heroes in the story of transplantation, and many “puzzle people,” the patients who, as one journalist suggested, might one day be made entirely of various transplanted parts.  They are old and young, obscure and world famous.  Some have been taken into the hearts of America, like Stormie Jones, the brave and beautiful child from Texas.  Every patient who receives someone else’s organ - and Starzl remembers each one - is a puzzle.  “It was not just the acquisition of a new part,” he writes.  “The rest of the body had to change in many ways before the gift could be accepted.  It was necessary for the mind to see the world in a different way.”  The surgeons and physicians who pioneered transplantation were also changed: they too became puzzle people.  “Some were corroded or destroyed by the experience, some were sublimated, and none remained the same.”

Core Curriculum for Transplant Nurses

Core Curriculum for Transplant Nurses

Face the complex challenges of transplant nursing with confidence, with the newly expanded and updated Core Curriculum for Transplant Nurses, 2nd Edition. This official publication of the International Transplant Nurses Society (ITNS) offers crucial, real-life direction on the science and skills required for every kind of solid organ transplant, from initial evaluation to long-term follow-up. Based on the Certified Clinical Transplant Nurse (CCTN) exam content, this is a must-have training and teaching guide for nursing educators, students, and all clinicians seeking CCTN certification or a transplant nursing practice. This unique resource offers the core knowledge needed for safe, effective transplant care, with … NEW chapter on quality assurance and performance improvement (QAPI) and regulatory issuesNEW chapter on vascular composite allograft transplantation (VCA)NEW chapter on mechanical circulatory support (MCS) devicesNEW United Network for Organ Sharing (UNOS) criteria for VCA procedures and other UNOS policies, including organ allocation policiesNEW Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS) guidelines for patient selection for destination therapyNEW evidence-based International Society for Heart and Lung Transplantation guidelinesNEW patient discharge checklists, and examples of QAPI scorecards and regulator indicatorsMore than 200 end-of-chapter sample test questions to aid CCTN exam studyMore than 200 new and updated charts and figuresOutline format that supports on-the-spot reference, with detailed direction on:Transplant immunology and pharmacology; updated content on medicationsPsychosocial issuesEthical issues, such as living donations and procuring deceased donorsAllocation systems for organs in the United States, Canada, Europe, and AustraliaCare of living donorsLife-long posttransplant follow-upOrgan-specific chapters offer comprehensive information on areas including:Initial organ-specific evaluationPre- and postoperative adult and pediatric carePathophysiology of end-stage organ failureSurgical techniquesImmunosuppressive medicationsPosttransplant complicationsDischarge teaching and follow-upEssential study guide for the American Board for Transplant Certification (ABTC) Certified Clinical Transplant Nurse exam, the ABTC Certified Clinical Transplant Coordinators exam, and the CCTN certification exam. 

Capillus 82 Laser Hair Growth Cap - Advanced Hair Laser for Thinning Hair - FDA Cleared -Safe and Effective Treatment for Thicker Hair Regrowth and Fuller Hair Restoration - Made in USA

Capillus 82 Laser Hair Growth Cap - Advanced Hair Laser for Thinning Hair - FDA Cleared -Safe and Effective Treatment for Thicker Hair Regrowth and Fuller Hair Restoration - Made in USA

The Capillus82 laser cap has been developed to provide patients with unbeatable value, treatment flexibility, discretion, and results. Read why the Capillus82 laser cap is quickly becoming a popular non-surgical hair loss treatment option among both physicians and patients. What's Included in the Box? • Capillus82 Laser Cap (82 Laser Diodes) • Rechargeable Lithium-Ion Battery Pack • Battery Case • A/C Adapter for Mobile Laser Hair Therapy • Capillus-branded Sports Cap • Capillus82 Laser Cap User Manual • Manufacturer Warranty • Carrying Case for Your New Laser Hair Cap Please note that the Capillus82 is only available in one size. If your head circumference is 22 inches or more, please refer to our Capillus202 product which is also available in an extra large size. We provide a 1 year limited warranty on the Capillus82 laser cap device and a 1 year limited warranty on the battery pack and AC Adapter. Capillus warrants the Capillus82 against defects in materials or workmanship for a period of 1 year from the date of purchase from a Capillus authorized physician. To activate your warranty on the Capillus82, register your device within 30 days of purchase as per user manual. If a defect in material or workmanship exists, Capillus will repair or replace the necessary parts with new or reworked parts at no charge. Any replacement part will be covered under the original 1 year limited warranty. This Warranty does not cover damages caused by acts of God, misuse, negligence, accident, or modification of any part of the unit as determined by our return department. This Warranty does not cover damage due to improper operation or maintenance, connection to improper voltage supply, or attempted repair by anyone other than the company.

Transplant Immunology

Transplant Immunology

With all the complex issues of acceptance or rejection of a transplanted organ, immunology is a key subject for all transplantation clinicians. During recent years, there has been an explosion of research and knowledge in this area.Produced in association with the American Society of Transplantation, and written by experts within the field, Transplant Immunology provides a comprehensive overview of the topic in relation to clinical transplantation. Starting with the basic functionality of the immune system, it then moves on to cover the very latest developments in immunosuppressive drugs and protocols, as well as a look at all emerging technologies in the field.Key chapters include: Transplant-related complications Immune responses to transplants Emerging issues in transplantation Biomarkers of Allograft rejection and tolerance T cells and the principles of immune responses In full colour throughout, over 100 outstanding diagrams support the text, all figures being fully downloadable via the book's companion website. The result is an essential tool for all those responsible for managing patients awaiting and undergoing organ transplantation, including transplant surgeons and clinicians, immunologists and researchers.


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