STOP. BREATHE.Now feel the oxygen coming in and out of your lungs.It’s simple, easy, something you do every day without even thinking about it. But what if one day you woke up and couldn’t?Walking to your car felt like running a mile?What if your entire life depended on the decision of a stranger...choosing to be or not to be an organ donor?In this true story, Dr. Karen A. Kelly M.D. shares her husband's journey through a life-saving lung transplant. Learning about his courageous battle can help any patient or caregiver understand the extensive responsibilities required for a successful organ transplant. As a pediatrician, Dr. Kelly found herself in a different role as caretaker not as provider. Her experience highlights the vital importance of taking care of oneself in order to adequately care for a sick loved one. She also stresses the importance of stopping: to rest, to take a deep breath, to laugh, and to rejuvenate. The Kelly’s story sheds light on the shocking realization that 120,000 people in the U. S. right now are waiting for an organ transplant and that twenty of those people will die every day waiting on the “list” for a stranger to decide to be a hero.To become an organ donor, please visit Donatelife.net.
Concise, readable, practical and well-illustrated, the sixth edition of the Handbook of Kidney Transplantation has been thoroughly updated and revised to reflect the most current knowledge and practice in the field. Ideal for physicians, surgeons, fellows, and nurses who manage kidney transplant patients, it covers everything from treatment options for end-stage renal disease to transplantation, post-operative management and transplant immunology, focusing on every key aspect of the clinical practice of kidney transplantation. Includes new chapters on the Allocation of Deceased Donor Organs and Kidney Transplantation in the Developing World, as well as expanded chapters on living donation and immunosuppressive drugs and protocols.Outlines the major concerns surrounding renal transplantation and the most successful approaches to problems arising in short-term and long-term patient care.Covers immunobiology and immunosuppression, as well as surgery, histocompatibility, and short and long-term follow-up. Your book purchase includes a complimentary download of the enhanced eBook for iOS, Android, PC & Mac. Take advantage of these practical features that will improve your eBook experience:The ability to download the eBook on multiple devices at one time — providing a seamless reading experience online or offlinePowerful search tools and smart navigation cross-links that allow you to search within this book, or across your entire library of VitalSource eBooksMultiple viewing options that enable you to scale images and text to any size without losing page clarity as well as responsive designThe ability to highlight text and add notes with one click
No experience is worse than being a parent who has suffered the death of a child. It s so horrible that the English language doesn t have a word for it. Chris Gregory, a nineteen-year-old Freshman at Loyola University New Orleans, had a girlfriend. He was rushing a fraternity and although he had had a rough first semester, he told his parents he was certain he was finally getting this college thing right. One night during a casual after-dinner conversation about driver s licenses, Chris s parents learned that he had opted to become an organ donor. What am I going to do with my organs after I m dead? And besides, he added with a grin, who wouldn t want this body? Life s funny. One day, some kid is a happy-go-lucky college freshman, healthy as a horse, and another guy is standing at death s door. And then in a matter of hours, they somehow trade places. Chris collapsed and died of an aneurysm with no warning. Five people who had been near death lived to see another day because they received Chris s organs. Eric Gregory, his father, wrote this book to chronicle this miracle of science and how meeting these recipients of his son s organs filled a special need in their hearts that few outside the organ donation community can understand.
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.
With a strong focus on technical efficiency, Operative Techniques in Transplant Surgery takes you step by step through every aspect of solid organ transplantation surgery. Using concise text, full-color illustrations, and operative images, it provides detailed coverage of deceased and living donation, as well as liver, kidney, pancreas, and lung transplantation. You’ll find practical, step-by-step guidance on preoperative, intra-operative, and post-operative clinical decision making, helping you hone your skills and incorporate today’s innovative approaches into your surgical practice.
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.
An account of the origins and development of organ transplants and related surgery, which discusses the various controversies and moral dilemmas which surround the issue and which provides insight into the ways in which transplants have altered our perceptions of life and death.
Extensively revised with new illustrations, new clinical photos, and bonus videos from Dr. Blumgart’s own collection, this two-volume classic text remains the most comprehensive and up-to-date resource on surgery of the hepatobiliary and pancreatic region. Dr. William Jarnagin and his team of internationally recognized surgeons continue the Blumgart’s tradition of excellence, bringing you the latest advances in diagnostic and surgical techniques. You’ll find updates on the newest minimally invasive surgeries, new interventional diagnostic techniques, and complete coverage of all relevant diseases, including those seen in the tropics.Considers all worldwide opinions and approaches to management, and includes key data on surgical outcomes to better inform your clinical decision-making. Includes bonus videos of surgeries from Dr. Blumgart’s own archives, as well as operative videos from the Memorial Sloan Kettering video library, showing you how to proceed step by step for optimal patient outcomes. Covers exactly what you need to know, balancing basic science with information on clinical practice. Expert Consult™ eBook version included with purchase. This enhanced eBook experience allows you to search all of the text, figures, videos, and references from the book on a variety of devices. Presents cutting edge guidance on pathology, diagnostics, surgery and non-operative intervention of the liver, biliary tract, and pancreas in a single, comprehensive reference. Covers the most recent non-surgical therapies for pancreatic cancer, microwave ablation, and other emerging technologies. Brings you up to date with recent developments in transplantation, minimally invasive surgery, percutaneous devices, pre- and post-care, blood transfusion, and surgical techniques for the spleen. Features an extensively revised art and illustration program, with new anatomical line drawings (including hundreds now in color), more than 750 new clinical photos, more schematic diagrams that summarize information, and new graphs and algorithms throughout.
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