This is a one-of-a-kind book that addresses the issue of what it's like to be involved with an organ transplant procedure. It's filled with real-life stories of teens whose parents, siblings, or other family members are transplant recipients as well as teens who have had transplants themselves and includes stories of recipients who have received heart, liver, kidney, pancreas, and double-lung transplants.This book describes the physical and emotional ups and downs that are part of the transplant process. It addresses, from both the recipient's and family's point of view, what it feels like to be placed on the transplant list, to wait for an organ, to receive "false alarm" calls to come to the transplant center, to finally undergo the transplant operation, to recover, to deal with setbacks of surgery and organ rejection, and to live on anti-rejection drugs the rest of one's life. Also detailed are the medical, financial, mental, and other preparations that must be undertaken as part of the transplant process. Guidance on what to expect, how to help, where to seek assistance, and how to support the patient is also given. Answers to the tough practical and emotional questions that teens have about an organ transplant, such as will my parent survive the surgery, how long will it take for my parent to recover, and why is this happening to me are discussed? Numerous question-and-answer sections of frequently asked questions about organ transplants and the myths that surround them are included, as well as contact information for organizations that provide many forms of assistance for recipients and their families.Through all the serious issues, however, this book offers much hope and promise for recipients and their families through the stories of those whose lives have been greatly improved through an organ transplant. This is the ideal resource for all readers who are interested in the subject of organ donation and transplant, including those who are facing a transplant and their family members as well a
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.
Whether you need to manage a post-transplant infection or reducethe possibility of infection, you will find effective guidance inthis handbook. The work of the American Society of TransplantationInfectious Diseases Community of Practice, this referenceexclusively uses tables and flowcharts to speed up decision making.This distinguished group of investigators and teachers providepoint of care information on optimum management of infection inadult and pediatric organ and stem cell transplant patients. The unique tables and flowcharts are devised by the authors, backedup with extensive references, making the book a fully researchedyet easy to use guide. The fast growing specialty of transplantation will be wellserved by this book as increasing numbers of successful proceduresmean transplant teams have to be ever more alert to the possibilityof and need for action in the event of ensuing infection.
Endorsed by the International Transplant Nurses Association, this book provides a guide to safe and effective care for solid organ transplant recipients. It includes coverage of the unique requirements of each organ transplanted, with separate chapters for heart, lung, kidney, liver, small intestine, and pancreas/islet cell transplantation. Other chapters cover important topics that affect all organs, such as immunology, infections, pharmaceutical agents, and patient education and discharge planning.Ideal as a review and study guide for the solid organ transplantation certification exam.Provides self-assessment questions at the end of each chapter.Discusses organ-specific evaluations for patients referred for transplantation.Identifies key physical findings of infection, rejection, malignancies, and other post-transplant complications.Covers the role of the immune system in rejection, infection, and malignancy.Describes the various immunosuppressive therapies used in solid organ transplantation.Identifies key pharmacologic principles regarding the care of solid organ transplant recipients.Discusses ethical issues such as living donations, procurement of deceased donors, and clinical transplantation.Describes allocation systems for organs in the U.S., Canada, Europe, and Australia.Presents international nursing perspectives on organ transplantation.
You Go Nowhere by Accident Then Ed asked me, “So, David, what happens if the new heart doesn’t start?” Well, the new heart started, and the story goes on. Ed is eternally grateful to his donor and the family of his donor. But the best part of the story is the story itself. Ed and Paige’s journey together, their courage and love for each other, the community that we all shared and continue to share—it was, and is, a remarkable experience for so many of us. Someone should write a book about it.—David TerresonAustin, Texas
This updated and expanded edition developed by the Blood and Marrow Stem Cell Transplant team at Oregon Health & Science University Knight Cancer Institute features the latest medical management guidelines and standards of care for hematopoietic stem cell transplant patients. Spanning the timeline from the initial consultation throughout the transplant process, this handbook includes indications for transplantation and donor selection, treatment guidelines for addressing complications during and after transplant, and recommendations for long-term follow up care. Concise, comprehensive, and easy-to-use, Blood and Marrow Transplant Handbook, 2nd Edition presents a multidisciplinary approach to information for physicians and advanced practice medical providers who care for transplant patients, and also residents, fellows, and other trainees.
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This book will help you take a badly wounded patient to the operating room, organize yourself and your team, do battle with some vicious injuries and come out with the best possible result. It is a practical guide to operative trauma surgery for residents and registrars, for general surgeons with an interest in trauma, and for isolated surgeons operating on wounded patients in military, rural or humanitarian settings. A surgical atlas may show you what to do with your hands but not how to think, plan and improvise. Here you will find practical advice on how to use your head as well as your hands when operating on a massively bleeding trauma patient. The first part of this book presents some general principles of trauma surgery. The second part is about trauma surgery as a contact sport. Here we show you how to deal with specific injuries to the abdomen, chest, neck and peripheral vessels. The single most important lesson we hope you will derive from this book is to always keep it simple because, in trauma surgery, the simple stuff works.
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