All About Kidney Transplant. A practical guide for patients, caregivers and providers.: Fidel Barrantes M.D.

All About Kidney Transplant. A practical guide for patients, caregivers and providers.: Fidel Barrantes M.D.

I truly believe someone can improve his/her own life by improving his/her knowledge. 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 illness. In the transplant field this lack of education can even be life threatening. This is why I wrote this book. This book's aim is to provide you with education and knowledge on the common events, complications, precautions,etc after a kidney transplant. The ultimate goal is to help you succeed after a kidney transplant.This educational material includes five main sections and there is no set order in which you can start.SECTION I: THE BASICS BEFORE KIDNEY TRANSPLANT: Introduction about how the kidneys works and what their main functions are, 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’s survival. We provide helpful insights on important topics daily; most often in chronological occurrence.SECTION III: HOT TOPICS IN KIDNEY TRANSPLANTATION: A list of more than 100 topics is explained putting emphasis on prevention.SECTION IV: GERIATRIC ISSUES AND THE ROLE OF PALLIATIVE AND HOSPICE CARE: Here we discuss, important considerations for older adults with kidney disease, what happens when a transplant fails and the role of palliative / hospice care.SECTION V: 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.SECTION VI: WHAT LIVING KIDNEY DONORS NEED TO KNOW: We discuss important current aspects of kidney living donation and provide important tips to living donors.I hope you enjoy reading this book and that it helps you understand more about how a kidney transplant impacts recipient’s life. My wish is that this book will help you gain the most of this precious gift (transplant).Fidel Barrantes, M.D.

The Consumer's Guide to Hair Transplant Surgery: Everything You Wanted to Know About Hair Transplantation

The Consumer's Guide to Hair Transplant Surgery: Everything You Wanted to Know About Hair Transplantation

Everything You Wanted to Know About Hair Transplant Surgery Are you considering hair restoration options? Or do you want to know about whether the hair transplant surgery is right for you? Help has arrived! A new book, The Consumer’s Guide to Hair Transplant Surgery: Everything You Wanted to Know About Hair Transplantation, offers a one-stop guide for making the most of what hair transplants can offer. Jonathan Affleck, author of Hair Loss Solutions, translates the complexities of hair transplants into clear, straightforward terms so anyone can understand the whole process. You’ll learn: Whether hair transplants are right for you How hair transplant surgery works and how it can help The procedures you should absolutely avoid The pros and cons of cutting-edge surgical methods How to find the right doctor How to finance treatment And much, much more! Grab a copy of The Consumer’s Guide to Hair Transplant Surgery today, and find out how so many people have rediscovered the joys of a full head of hair!

The Transplant Patient: Biological, Psychiatric and Ethical Issues in Organ Transplantation

The Transplant Patient: Biological, Psychiatric and Ethical Issues in Organ Transplantation

Over the past forty years transplantation has developed from a laboratory based experimental procedure to a clinical commonplace. Transplantation raises issues of patient screening and selection, quality of life for recipients, living donors and their families, cognitive changes associated with transplantation, ethical considerations, and the impact of immunological and pharmacological changes associated with the procedure. This complex of issues affects clinicians from a wide range of disciplines and is the focus of consultation-liaison psychiatry and this book. Pittsburgh, where many of the contributors are based, was and is still a pioneering center for organ transplantation. Dr. Thomas Starzl, who gives an overview of the field, is one of the founding fathers of transplantation surgery.

The Man with Two Brains

The Man with Two Brains

Widowed, world-famous neurosurgeon Michael Hfuhruhurr (Steve Martin) is trapped in a loveless marriage with Dolores Benedict (Kathleen Turner), who is only interested in Hfuhruhurr's money. On a trip to Vienna to attend a medical conference, Hfuhruhurr falls in love with a bottled brain (voiced by Sissy Spacek), and finds himself in the middle of murders committed by the elevator killer. Year: 1983 Director: Carl Reiner Starring: Steve Martin, Kathleen Turner, David Warner, Paul Benedict, Richard Brestoff, James Cromwell

got cornea? - 15oz Ceramic Colored Inside and Handle Coffee Mug Cup, Red

got cornea? - 15oz Ceramic Colored Inside and Handle Coffee Mug Cup, Red

The perfect mug for any occasion! This 15oz colored handle and inner color mug is terrific for that morning coffee at home or your local coffee shop. Also conveniently microwave and dishwasher safe! Thanks to the latest in sublimation print technology, your custom print won't fade! Makes a great gift or addition to any collection!

Atlas of Organ Transplantation

Atlas of Organ Transplantation

Atlas of Organ Transplantation, Second Edition, provides the reader with a comprehensive and pictorial step-by-step account of abdominal organ transplant procedures performed by contemporary transplant surgeons today. Emphasis is placed on newer procedures or procedures that have undergone significant modifications. It is recognized that there are many well-accepted techniques for the same procedure, with each having potential merit. While it is impossible to present all of these variations, an attempt is made to describe the common variations in surgical technique and common variation in procedure based on anatomical variations.Written by an expert in the field, Atlas of Organ Transplantation, Second Edition, includes schematic diagrams and high-quality intraoperative photographs, allowing readers to clearly visualize the course of the operative procedure. This format provides the reader with a clear visual and written description of all major transplant procedures in one reference book.

Tell Me Where It Hurts: A Day of Humor, Healing, and Hope in My Life as an Animal Surgeon

Tell Me Where It Hurts: A Day of Humor, Healing, and Hope in My Life as an Animal Surgeon

From the front lines of modern medicine, Tell Me Where It Hurts is a fascinating insider portrait of a veterinarian, his furry patients, and the blend of old-fashioned instincts and cutting-edge technology that defines pet care in the twenty-first century. For anyone who’s ever wondered what goes on behind the scenes at your veterinarian’s office, Tell Me Where It Hurts offers a vicarious journey through twenty-four intimate, eye-opening, heartrending hours at the premier Angell Animal Medical Center in Boston. You’ll learn about the amazing progress of modern animal medicine, where organ transplants, joint replacements, and state-of-the-art cancer treatments have become more and more common. With these technological advances come controversies and complexities that Dr. Trout thoughtfully explores, such as how long (and at what cost) treatments should be given, how the Internet has changed pet care, and the rise in cosmetic surgery.You’ll also be inspired by the heartwarming stories of struggle and survival filling these pages. With a wry and winning tone, Dr. Trout offers up hilarious and delightful anecdotes about cuddly (or not-so-cuddly) pets and their variously zany, desperate, and demanding owners. In total, Tell Me Where It Hurts offers a fascinating portrait of the comedy and drama, complexities and rewards involved with loving and healing animals.Part ER, part Dog Whisperer, and part House, this heartfelt and candid book shows that while the technology has changed since James Herriot’s day, the humanity and compassion remains unchanged. If you’ve ever had a pet or special place in your heart for furry friends, Dr. Trout’s irresistible book is for you.

Surgery PreTest Self-Assessment and Review, Thirteenth Edition

Surgery PreTest Self-Assessment and Review, Thirteenth Edition

The closest you can get to seeing the USMLE Step 2 CK without actually taking it Surgery: PreTest Self-Assessment & Review is the perfect way to assess your knowledge of surgery for the USMLE Step 2 CK and shelf exams. You'll find 500 USMLE-style questions and answers that address the clerkship's core competencies along with detailed explanations of both correct and incorrect answers. All questions have been reviewed by students who recently passed the boards and completed their clerkship to ensure they match the style and difficulty level of the exam. 500 USMLE-style questions and answers Detailed explanations for right and wrong answers Targets what you really need to know for exam success Student tested and reviewed


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