Table of contents

1. Immunologic Concepts

2. Overview of Living and Deceased Organ Donors, Immunosuppression and Outcomes

3. Organ Allocation in the United States

4. Organ Procurement Organizations

5. Procurement and Short-Term Preservation of Cadaveric Organs

6. Kidney Transplantation

7. Pancreas Transplantation

8. Islet Transplantation

9. Liver Transplantation

10. Intestinal Transplantation

11. Heart Transplantation

(excerpt)

12. Lung Transplantation

13. Pediatric Transplantation

14. Anesthesia for Organ Transplantation

15. Psychiatric Issues in Organ Transplantation

16. Infections in Transplant Recipients

17. Early Medical Problems Common to Many Recipients

18. Late Complications of Transplantation

19. Organ Transplantation Finance

20. Regulatory and Fiscal Relationships between Transplant Centers and Transplant Surgeons/Physicians

21. Pregnancy and Transplantation

The Vademecum series includes subjects generally not covered in other handbook series, especially many technology-driven topics that reflect the increasing influence of technology in clinical medicine.

The name chosen for this comprehensive medical handbook series is Vademecum. a Latin word that roughly means "to carry along". In the Middle Ages. traveling clerics carried pocket-sized books. excerpts of the carefully transcribed canons. known as Vademecum. In the 19th century a medical publisher in Germany. Samuel Karger, called a series of portable medical books Vademecum.

The Landes Bioscience Vademecum books are intended to be used both in the training of physicians and the care of patients. by medical students. medical house staff and practicing physicians. We hope you will find them a valuable resource.

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