This book is the first to provide balanced examination of both pediatric liver disease and liver transplantation – two topics that are inherently related, given that most chronic liver disorders eventually require organ replacement. The different forms of liver disease encountered in the pediatric age group are first discussed in a series of disease-specific chapters that have a reader-friendly, uniform structure covering pathophysiology, diagnostic and treatment algorithms, clinical cases, and transition to adult care. Key topics in the field of liver transplantation are then addressed. Examples include indications and contraindications, surgical techniques and complications, immunosuppression, in pediatric liver transplantation, acute and chronic rejection and allograft dysfunction, and CMV and EBV infection in transplant recipients, long-term graft injury and tolerance. A section on pediatric hepatology across the world includes chapters presenting the features and management of pediatric liver disease in South-America, Africa and Asia. A closing section considers what the future holds for pediatric liver disease and its management, including novel genetic testing, cell therapy and gene therapy. Pediatric Hepatology and Liver Transplantation will be of value for a range of practitioners, from residents making their first approach to pediatric liver disease through to specialists working in transplantation centers.
This book is addressed to researchers, practicing physicians, and surgeons in the field of organ transplantation, as well as the medical students, residents, and fellows. The topics covered include the religious concepts in organ transplantation, embryonic organ transplantation, tolerance, normothermic graft perfusion, pharmacogenetics of immunosuppressors, viral transmission in organ transplantation, pediatric and split-liver transplantation, portopulmonary hypertension, mechanical circulatory support, ex vivo lung perfusion, and ABO-incompatible kidney transplantation.
Aimed at the trainee surgeon and experienced transplant surgeon, this compendium on split-liver grafting contains articles written by faculty members of the first International Course on Split-Liver Transplantation. It covers the main aspects of the field and is geared towards helping surgeons select the best surgical techniques as well as identifying the pitfalls. The text features detailed instructions on the various procedures as well as an overview of the area.
Diseases of the Liver in Children: Evaluation and Management provides a comprehensive, state-of-the art review of pediatric liver disease, with a practical approach useful for the primary care provider or general gastroenterologist. With an emphasis on tables and images, this book serves as a reference for understanding basic hepatic processes and the significance of laboratory findings. It also discusses the state of the art of diagnosis and treatment of diseases that affect the pediatric liver. The text captures the key elements of treatment and monitoring important for the primary care provider partnering in the care of these patients with pediatric hepatologists. The current state of transplantation and other surgical approaches are also discussed. The importance of aggressive bowel rehabilitation in the prevention of end-stage total parenteral nutrition-induced liver disease is also covered. Written by experts in their fields and including the most up to date clinical information, Diseases of the Liver in Children: Evaluation and Management serves as a very useful resource for physicians.
Written and edited by global leaders in the field, Pediatric Liver Transplantation: A Clinical Guide covers all aspects of treatment and management regarding this multifaceted procedure and unique patient population. This practical reference offers detailed, focused guidance in a highly templated, easy-to-consult format, covering everything from pre-transplantation preparation to surgical techniques to post-operative complications. Provides an in-depth understanding of all aspects of pediatric liver transplantation, ideal for pediatric hepatologists, pediatric transplant surgeons, and others on the pediatric transplant team. Covers all surgical techniques in detail, including split graft, living related, auxiliary, and domino. Discusses pediatric liver transplantation consideration for an increasing number of additional metabolic, hematologic and renal conditions; breakthroughs in grafting and stem cell therapy; and techniques and present role of hepatocyte transplantation. Uses a quick-reference templated format; each chapter includes an overview, pathophysiology, conventional management, controversies, and bulleted summary of key take-aways. Includes state-of-the-art mini-reviews based on updated references and author experience throughout the text. Features a full-color design with numerous algorithms, figures, and radiological and histopathological photos.
The fourth edition of this authoritative text covers every aspect of liver disease affecting infants, children and adolescents. As in the previous editions, it offers an integrative approach to the science and clinical practice of pediatric hepatology and charts the substantial progress in understanding and treating these diseases. All of the chapters are written by international experts and address the unique pathophysiology, manifestations and management of these disorders. This edition of the landmark text features extended coverage of viral hepatitis, metabolic liver disease, fatty liver disease and liver transplantation, including a new chapter on post-transplant care and outcomes. All of the chapters have been updated to reflect changing epidemiology and recent advances in molecular medicine and genomics. With the continued evolution of pediatric hepatology as a discipline, this text remains an essential reference for all physicians involved in the care of children with liver disease.
|Author||: Deirdre A. Kelly|
|Publisher||: John Wiley & Sons|
|Release Date||: 2008-04-15|
|ISBN 10||: 1405140275|
|Pages||: 512 pages|
An extremely practical text, this new edition of Diseases of the Liver and Biliary System in Children covers the essentials of paediatric hepatology. The range of material is wide and has been revised and updated to include the latest advances. Many helpful algorithms and tables are included and the references at the end of each chapter have been carefully selected so as to provide the most up-to-date information available. A concluding section comprising some 100 carefully annotated plates, completes this text. Containing the contributions of 23 internationally acclaimed authorities, active both clinically and in research, the book provides an essential guide to the diagnosis and management of paediatric liver diseases, both common and uncommon for all those involved in the care of the child with liver disease. Diseases of the Liver and Biliary System in Children has become THE REFERENCE of choice for the paediatric gastroenterologist, hepatologist and surgeon.
Pediatric Solid Organ Transplantation is acomprehensive and succinct text on all aspects of pediatric solidorgan transplantation. It provides a ready source of reference, toboth the basic science and organ specific surgical technique andafter care. This second edition has been extensively updated inlight of recent developments in this rapidly advancing area. The only textbook devoted to the field of pediatrictransplantation A definitive reference for all those interested in improvingthe care and quality of life of children undergoing solid organtransplantation Section on immunosuppression has been expanded by four chaptersto include sections on; - mechanisms of action - therapies for the sensitized patient - post-transplant lymphoproliferative disorders - organ toxicities of immunosuppressive therapy A new section has been added on the many topics related toquality of life that effect survivors of pediatrictransplantation International editorial and contributor team represents a widegeographical range and contains both recognized leaders andemerging experts Whether you are an established sub-specialist in pediatrictransplantation, a transplant surgeon, or a pediatric specialist ina related area, this book will answer all your questions about careof the pediatric patient before, during, and aftertransplantation.
Acute management of children with liver disease and liver transplantation has rapidly evolved over the last two decades due to worldwide availability of complex liver surgery and liver transplantation. This book edited by Prof Dhawan and Dr Shanmugam, who have hands on experience in managing children with complex liver disease, its complications and liver transplant recepients, provides to a very practical approach to all the team members involved in paediatric transplantation like ; Hepatologists, anaesthetists, surgeons, intensivists, transplant coordinators, nurses and trainees at all levels and specialities. Topics covered include management of common liver problems, liver based metabolic disorders and peri-operative care protocols in paediatric liver transplantation. It also provides up to date information on drug dosage and infusion calculations for common drugs used in liver disease.
|Author||: Nicoals Guelfi,Egidio Astesiano,Gianna Reggio|
|Publisher||: Springer Science & Business Media|
|Release Date||: 2004-02-18|
|ISBN 10||: 9783540210917|
|Pages||: 154 pages|
This book constitutes the thoroughly refereed post-proceedings of the Third International Workshop on Scientific Engineering of Distributed Java Applications, FIDJI 2003, held in Luxembourg-Kirchberg, Luxembourg in November 2003. The 213 revised full papers presented together with abstracts of two invited contributions were carefully selected during two round of reviewing and revision from 29 submissions. Among the topics addressed are Java-enabled service gateways, mobility in distributed settings, XML, embedded Java software, interception services, mobile agents, error management, software model engineering, distributed composite objects, cooperative applications, distributed mobile applications, service-based software architectures, and distributed Java programs.
Liver transplantation (LT) has become standard management of pediatric liver diseases that lead to acute liver failure or can progress to end-stage liver disease (ESLD). Indications for LT in pediatric patients can be classified into cholestatic disorders, metabolic liver diseases causing liver cirrhosis, metabolic liver diseases without liver cirrhosis, acute liver failure, acute and chronic hepatitis, and liver tumors. The most common indication of PLT is biliary atresia. Generally, the patient is a child with biliary atresia with several prior surgical procedures, extremely malnourished, with stigmata of fat-soluble vitamin deficiency, bleeding diathesis, uncontrolled portal hypertension and massive ascites. Before the technique of liver splitting, pediatric patients were dependent on donors with similar age or size. Partial liver grafts can be obtained either by splitting a cadaveric donor organ or by living-donor liver donation. Living donor liver recipients have a shorter waiting time. The majority of centers employ a regime of' triple therapy with prednisolone, mycophenolate and tacrolimus. LT in the pediatric setting is technically challenging due to the reduced size of the vasculature and biliary tree. Strategies for identification and mitigation of risk factors, prevention of technical complications, and protocols for early detection of vascular complications may reduce mortality, morbidity.
Written and edited by global leaders in the field, Pediatric Liver Transplantation: A Clinical Guide covers all aspects of treatment and management regarding this multifaceted procedure and unique patient population. This practical reference offers detailed, focused guidance in a highly templated, easy-to-consult format, covering everything from pre-transplantation preparation to surgical techniques to post-operative complications. Provides an in-depth understanding of all aspects of pediatric liver transplantation, ideal for pediatric hepatologists, pediatric transplant surgeons, and others on the pediatric transplant team. Covers all surgical techniques in detail, including split graft, living related, auxiliary, and domino. Discusses pediatric liver transplantation consideration for an increasing number of additional metabolic, hematologic and renal conditions; breakthroughs in grafting and stem cell therapy; and techniques and present role of hepatocyte transplantation. Uses a quick-reference templated format; each chapter includes an overview, pathophysiology, conventional management, controversies, and bulleted summary of key take-aways. Includes state-of-the-art mini-reviews based on updated references and author experience throughout the text. Features a full-color design with numerous algorithms, figures, and radiological and histopathological photos. Enhanced eBook version included with purchase. Your enhanced eBook allows you to access all of the text, figures, and references from the book on a variety of devices.