Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-xii
  2. David A. Bruno, Allan D. Kirk
    Pages 1-18
  3. Christian Toso, Andrew L. Mason, Norman M. Kneteman
    Pages 19-44
  4. Norah A. Terrault, Mario G. Pessoa
    Pages 45-63
  5. John F. Renz, Robert S. Brown Jr
    Pages 65-89
  6. Richard B. Freeman Jr
    Pages 91-102
  7. Michael A. Zimmerman, Andrew M. Cameron, R. Mark Ghobrial
    Pages 103-122
  8. David T. Palma, Michael B. Fallon
    Pages 123-133
  9. Geoffrey McCaughan, Jade D. Jamias, Qingchun Fu, Nicholas Shackel, Simone Strasser
    Pages 145-167
  10. Back Matter
    Pages 191-196

About this book

Introduction

The field of liver transplantation is young, evolving, dynamic, and issues and decisions are often controversial, thus a text with a different focus is required, one that highlights controversy and challenges dogma. In Liver Transplantation: Challenging Controversies and Topics a useful set of chapters have been created that will take the reader step-by-step through key areas of controversy in the field of liver transplantation. The authors have tried to anticipate questions, define key issues, and provide options for resolving or approaching areas of uncertainty. The topics covered in this book impact our understanding and management of immunosuppressant, viral hepatitis, nonalcoholic fatty liver disease, organ allocation, regional differences in rates of transplantation, and hepatocellular cancer. All authors are actively practicing physicians and surgeons who deal with all the issues presented on an ongoing and daily basis. Throughout the book, emphasis is put on the need for thoughtful well-controlled clinical and basic research of transplant hepatology and liver transplantation. There is also speculation on potential breakthroughs in immunology, virology, cell biology, surgery and medicine that might influence or impact the future directions of these fields of medicine. Liver Transplantation: Challenging Controversies and Topics is an important new book meant to stimulate interest, identify topics requiring additional study, and to promote discourse among transplant professionals.

Keywords

Surgery Transplant Hepatology cancer hepatitis hepatitis B hepatology immunology immunosuppression liver liver disease liver transplantation organ transplantation viral hepatitis virology

Editors and affiliations

  • James F. Trotter
  • Gregory T. Everson
  1. 1.Health Sciences CenterUniversity of ColoradoDenverU.S.A.
  2. 2.Health Sciences CenterUniversity of ColoradoDenverU.S.A.

Bibliographic information

  • DOI https://doi.org/10.1007/978-1-60327-028-1
  • Copyright Information Humana Press 2009
  • Publisher Name Humana Press
  • eBook Packages Medicine
  • Print ISBN 978-1-58829-793-8
  • Online ISBN 978-1-60327-028-1
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