Editors: Robert S.D. Higgins, Juan A. Sanchez

Series Title: Current and Future Developments in Surgery

The Multi-Organ Donor: A Guide to Selection, Preservation and Procurement

Volume 3

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Printed Copy: US $119
Library License: US $356
ISSN: 2589-174X (Print)
ISSN: 2589-1758 (Online)
ISBN: 978-1-68108-757-3 (Print)
ISBN: 978-1-68108-756-6 (Online)
Year of Publication: 2018
DOI: 10.2174/97816810875661180301

Introduction

Advances in the science of immunology have improved the success rate of organ transplantations since the mid twentieth century. Organ transplantation is now a lifesaving medical procedure for thousands of patients around the world with end-organ diseases. The lifesaving potential of transplantation has been limited by the number and quality of appropriate organ donors. The evolution of brain death criteria by the Harvard Ad-Hoc Committee Report has opened the door to understanding the importance of medical, legal and ethical challenges of organ donation in support of the growth of the transplant science. The possibility of organ donation from living donors has enhanced organ availability for patients with kidney failure. Modern inotropes and immunosuppression regimens have been critical to the success of other organ transplant procedures. However, the cornerstone of successful transplantation continues to be the appropriate selection, evaluation, preservation of organ tissues and the successful surgical procurement process to mitigate the impact of tissue ischemia and reperfusion.

In this textbook, the art and science of organ donation and tissue preservation is examined. Through this authoritative text by leaders in the field, the editors provide a state of the art review of modern preservation techniques, patient selection and screening criteria, as well as best practices for multi-organ procurement. Information presented in the book will familiarize readers with the initial steps of determining organ availability which ultimately enables health care professionals to realize the extraordinary potential of successful multi-organ transplant procedures. This guide is intended to be a fundamental resource for students, residents, faculty and staff for all disciplines allied to health care delivery and organ donation.

Contributors

Editor(s):
Robert S.D. Higgins
Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine
Baltimore
MD
USA


Juan A. Sanchez
Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine
Baltimore
MD
USA




Contributor(s):
Ahmet Kilic
Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine
Baltimore, MD
USA


Amer Rajab
The Ohio State University
Columbus, OH
USA


Andrew Cameron
Johns Hopkins School of Medicine
Baltimore, MD
USA


Arman Kilic
University of Pittsburgh
Pittsburgh, PA
USA


Ashraf El-Hinnawi
The Ohio State University
Columbus, OH
USA


Benjamin Philosophe
Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine
Baltimore, MD
USA


Bryan Whitson
The Ohio State University
Columbus, OH
USA


Charles Alexander
The Living Legacy Foundation
Baltimore, MD
USA


Diana Greene-Chandos
The Ohio State University
Columbus, OH
USA


Dorry Segev
Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine
Baltimore, MD
USA


Eliza Beal
The Ohio State University
Columbus, OH
USA


Errol Bush
Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine
Baltimore, MD
USA


Iyore James
The Ohio State University
Columbus, OH
USA


Jaime Glorioso
Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine
Baltimore, MD
USA


Jacqueline Garonzik-Wang
Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine
Baltimore, MD
USA


Jinny Ha
Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine
Baltimore, MD
USA


Jill Buss
The Ohio State University
Columbus, OH
USA


Juan A. Sanchez
Ascension Saint Agnes Hospital
Baltimore, MD
USA


Justin Zamoyski
Fellow Neurosciences Critical Care
The Ohio State University
Columbus, OH
USA


Karen Kennedy
The Living Legacy Foundation
Baltimore, MD
USA


Kyle Jackson
Johns Hopkins School of Medicine
Baltimore, MD
USA


Marcos E. Pozo
Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine
Baltimore, MD
USA


Mitch Henry
The Ohio State University
Columbus, OH
USA


Nicole Theodoropoulos
Division of Infectious Diseases & Immunology
University of Massachusetts
Boston, MA
USA


Robert S.D. Higgins
Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine
Baltimore, MD
USA


Russell Wesson
Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine
Baltimore, MD
USA


Shane Ottmann
Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine
Baltimore, MD
USA


Sharon Weeks
Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine
Baltimore, MD
USA


Stephanie Pouch
Division of Infectious Diseases
Emory University School of Medicine
Atlanta, GA
USA


Stephen Broderick
Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine
Baltimore, MD
USA


Sylvester Black
The Ohio State University
Columbus, OH
USA


Tim Phelps
FAMI, Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine
Baltimore, MD
USA


Vincent Nardy
The Ohio State University
Columbus, OH
USA




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