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Tales about organ transplants appear in mythology and folk stories, and surface in documents from medieval times, but only during the past twenty years has medical knowledge and technology been sufficiently advanced for surgeons to perform thousands of transplants each year. In the majority of cases individuals diagnosed as "brain dead" are the source of the organs without which transplants could not take place. In this compelling and provocative examination, Margaret Lock traces the discourse over the past thirty years that contributed to the locating of a new criterion of death in the brain, and its routinization in clinical practice in North America. She compares this situation with that in Japan where, despite the availability of the necessary technology and expertise, brain death was legally recognized only in 1997, and then under limited and contested circumstances. Twice Dead explores the cultural, historical, political, and clinical reasons for the ready acceptance of the new criterion of death in North America and its rejection, until recently, in Japan, with the result that organ transplantation has been severely restricted in that country. This incisive and timely discussion demonstrates that death is not self-evident, that the space between life and death is historically and culturally constructed, fluid, multiple, and open to dispute. In addition to an analysis of that professional literature on and popular representations of the subject, Lock draws on extensive interviews conducted over ten years with physicians working in intensive care units, transplant surgeons, organ recipients, donor families, members of the general public in both Japan and North America, and political activists in Japan opposed to the recognition of brain death. By showing that death can never be understood merely as a biological event, and that cultural, medical, legal, and political dimensions are inevitably implicated in the invention of brain death, Twice Dead confronts one of the most troubling questions of our era.
THE STORY THAT INSPIRED HEARTBEAT, NOW ON NBC.An inspiring, surprising, sometimes shocking, and ultimately deeply informative memoir of the high-stakes, high-pressured life of a female heart surgeon. Dr. Kathy Magliato is one of the few female heart surgeons practicing in the world today. She is also a member of an even more exclusive group—those surgeons specially trained to perform heart transplants. Heart Matters is the story of the making of a surgeon who is also a wife and mother. In this powerful and moving memoir, Dr. Magliato takes us into her highly demanding, physically intense, male-dominated world and shows us how she masterfully works to save patients' lives every day, while also maintaining balance at home. Heart Matters is also a wake-up call to all women about their number one killer - heart disease - and explains how to avoid becoming a victim. Magliato offers a vivid behind-the-scenes view of what really goes on in an operating room and the real-life drama that occurs there. She shows the passion and commitment between patient and doctor, revealing that, at the end of a long day, it's our hearts that matter most.
If you have been saved by an organ transplant, or have a loved one who is a donor, this is the perfect teeWear this heart transplant survivor shirt wherever you go and show how grateful you are of you donor! Heart transplant awareness ribbon gift ideas such as book, bracelet, necklace, jewelry, lunch box, pin or this shirt will be greatly appreciated by a heart transplant surgery recipient and survivor like yourself or a family or friend!
The only concise handbook covering anesthetic management of congenital heart disease patients written by a team of two experienced pediatric cardiac anesthesiologists from Boston Children's Hospital. Ideal for use a study material during anesthesiology residency training and fellowships including adult cardiac, pediatric and pediatric cardiac anesthesia Perfect format for easy referral by wider members of the multidisciplinary team such as cardiologists, cardiac intensivists, perfusionists, and surgeons Of use as a reference to guide management of specific lesions for the pediatric anesthesiologist caring for cardiac patients presenting for non-cardiac surgery
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Praise for Surgeon’s Story:“This book should be a gift to any young woman considering a medical career and wondering if she could do it. ““A fantastic journey into the science of the human heart and one heroic doctor who repairs and replaces them.”“From the very first page right up to the climactic ending, this book will entertain you with the real life wit, humor, and drama.”Kristine Guleserian, pediatric cardiothoracic surgeon, is scrubbed in.Dr. G, as she’s known, is one of only nine women in the U.S. sub-specialty board certified by the American Board of Thoracic Surgeons to what she’s about to do — take a scalpel sharper than a dozen razors, cut through eleven-month old Claudia’s skin, saw open her breastbone and spread her ribcage apart in order to repair congenital defects threatening a malformed heart the size of a walnut.It’s just after 9:00 AM. Claudia will be in the OR until 2:00 PM, along with a team of talented surgeons, nurses, techs, anesthesiologists, perfusionists and others.Dr. G is in charge.What will she find when she opens the chest?How will this tiny little child hold up in surgery?You won’t believe the real-life medical drama in this intense, close-up visit to the cardiac OR.Pick up your copy with just one click.
A tragic accident ends Laura Nelson’s career as a surgeon. After accepting a position as Vice President for Research in a large pharmaceutical company, Laura works to finalize the imminent approval of the company’s groundbreaking new drug. But Jake Harter, a malicious Food and Drug Administration employee, cannot let that happen. He is obsessed with Adawia Abdul, the beautiful Iraqi scientist who discovered the drug. As soon as the drug is approved, Adawia will collect a substantial bonus and reluctantly return to replace her dying father, the lead scientist in Saddam Hussein’s bioweapon program. As Hussein’s henchmen apply brutal pressure to assure Dr. Abdul’s speedy return to Iraq, Harter uses his influence to stall the drug’s approval. If Laura gets in his way, he will eliminate her as he has her predecessor and his own wife.
What is a bone marrow transplant?A bone marrow transplant consists of administering to the sick patient a small fraction of normal blood precursors or progenitors in order to restore the formation of their blood (hemopoiesis) eliminated by the effect of medications or previously administered ionizing radiation. It is therefore a question of completely reconstituting the hemopoietic or blood-forming system of the organism, injecting cells with multiple capacities called stem cells in the normal bone marrow.Ultimately, the goal of a hemopoietic transplant, which is the medical term, is the elimination of the underlying disease in the patient along with the complete restoration of the hemopoietic (or blood-forming) and immune (or defense) functions of the organism .Main types of transplantation1.- According to the relationship between the donor and the recipient we distinguish:Autologous transplantation: when the patient acts as its own source of stem cells.Syngeneic transplantation: when there is a total genetic identity between the donor and the recipient, that is, when the transplantation is performed between twin siblings. It is not the most usual situation as you can easily understand.