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With the success of organ transplantation and the declining number of heart beating cadaver donors, the number of patients awaiting a transplant continues to rise. This means that alternative sources of donors have been sought, including donors after cardiac death. Such donors sustain rapid damage to their organs due to ischaemia, and as a consequence some organs do not work initially and some none at all. The proportion of such transplants has increased dramatically in recent years- 25% of kidney transplants in the UK were from such donors in 2006 highlighting how much progress has been made. Written by international experts, this book lays out the moral, legal and ethical restraints to using such donors for organ transplant together with the techniques that have been adopted to improve their outcome. The different approaches and results of renal transplant according to country are covered together with the procedures and outcomes adopted to use other organs, notably the liver and lungs.

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Book Details

ISBN: 9780199217335
ISBN-10: 0199217335
Format: Hardback
(242mm x 162mm x 20mm)
Pages: 336
Imprint: Oxford University Press
Publisher: Oxford University Press
Publish Date: 12-Mar-2009
Country of Publication: United Kingdom

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Author Biography - David Talbot

David Talbot has been a transplant surgeon in Newcastle since 1995 having trained in the north east of England and Birmingham. His early research interests were antibody detection using flow cytometry and later mainly non heart beating donation. His current clinical practice includes access surgery, renal and liver transplantation, live donor and paediatric renal transplantation. Dr. D'Alessandro received his BS from Gannon University in 1976 and his MD from Hahnemann University in 1981. He continued his education as a resident in surgery, research fellow, and transplant fellow at the University of Wisconsin. Dr. D'Alessandro is Professor of Surgery, Director of Multiorgan Transplantation, Director of Pediatric Liver Transplantation, and Executive Director of the Organ Procurement Organization at the University of Wisconsin. Dr. D'Alessandro is board certified in Surgery and Surgical Critical Care. His research in the field of transplantation has resulted in over 200 publications in such journals as Transplantation, Transplantation Proceedings, Transplantation Reviews, Surgery, and Annals of Surgery. Dr. D'Alessandro's research focuses on liver and small bowel preservation for transplantation.

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