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Lung transplantation is accepted standard of therapy for selected patients with end-stage lung disease. Significant advances have been achieved in the past decade in areas such as donor allocation; organ preservation and management; recipient selection, management and support; surgical and critical care techniques; immune suppression; and infection prophylaxis. This book provides a comprehensive overview of the latest advances in lung transplant relevant not only to the specialist but to other healthcare providers who may refer or care for patients before and after transplantation.
With 38 chapters from international experts in the field, Lung Transplantation: Principles and Practice details current practice in donor and recipient management as well as current treatment strategies and outcomes. Specific instances of pulmonary disease that commonly necessitate lung transplantation are included. The book concludes with a discussion of future direction of therapies for advanced lung disease that are likely to influence transplant practice.
Generously illustrated in full color, this book will be a valuable source of up-to-date information for all surgeons, physicians and critical care specialists involved with lung transplantation, as well as the wider transplant team of immunologists, pathologists, nurses, and donor and transplant coordinators.