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Organ Donation and Transplantation

Current Status and Future Challenges

Edited by Georgios Tsoulfas

Aristotle University of Thessaloniki

One of the most interesting and at the same time most challenging fields of medicine and surgery has been that of organ donation and transplantation. It is a field that has made tremendous strides during the last few decades through the combined input and efforts of scientists from various specialties. What started as a dream of pioneers has become a reality for the thousands of our patients whose lives can now be saved and improved. However, at the same time, the challenges remain significant and so do the expectations. This book will be a collection of chapters describing these same challenges involved including the ethical, legal, and medical issues in organ donation and the technical and immunological problems the experts are facing involved in the care of these patients.The authors of this book represent a team of true global experts on the topic. In addition to the knowledge shared, the authors provide their personal clinical experience on a variety of different aspects of organ donation and transplantation.

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Organ Donation and TransplantationCurrent Status and Future ChallengesEdited by Georgios Tsoulfas

Published: July 25th 2018

DOI: 10.5772/intechopen.72141

ISBN: 978-1-78923-341-4

Print ISBN: 978-1-78923-340-7

eBook (PDF) ISBN: 978-1-83881-659-9

Copyright year: 2018

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16395 Total Chapter Downloads

16 Crossref Citations

7 Web of Science Citations

23 Dimensions Citations


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1. Organ Donation

By Young-Nam Roh


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2. Organ Donation and Transplantation: “Life after Death”

By Kanmani Job and Anooja Antony


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3. Procurement of Abdominal Organs in Multi-Organ Donation in Deceased Donor

By Bulang He, Xiuwu Han and Michael A. Fink


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4. The Society, the Barriers to Organ Donation and Alternatives for a Change

By Félix Cantarovich


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5. The Process of Organ Donation from Non-Living Donors: A Case-Based Journey from Potential Donor Identification to Organ Procurement

By Alyssa Green, Peter G. Thomas, Rebecca Wilde-Onia, Scott J. Kohler, Joan D. Sweeney, Deborah M. Stahlnecker and Stanislaw P. Stawicki


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6. Family-Centered Care to Improve Family Consent for Organ Donation

By Maria Grazia Bocci, Alessia Prestifilippo, Ciro D’Alò, Alessandro Barelli, Massimo Antonelli, Emiliano Cingolani, Alessandra Tersali, Alessandra Ionescu Maddalena and Roberta Barelli


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7. Current Situation of Organ Donation in China

By Yingzi Ming, Baoren Tu and Quan Zhuang


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8. Experimental Brain Death Models in Liver Transplantation

By Maria Eugenia Cornide-Petronio, Araní Casillas-Ramírez, Mónica B. Jiménez-Castro and Carmen Peralta


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9. Pancreas Retrieval for Whole Organ and Islet Cell Transplantation

By Wayne J. Hawthorne, Ahmer Hameed and Henry Pleass


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10. Organ Donation Course in Medical Education Program

By Nilufer Yılmaz, Sibel Demiral and Taylan Özgür Sezer


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11. Anesthesia for Liver Transplantation

By Gabriela Droc and Lavinia Jipa


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12. Anesthetic Considerations in Transplant Recipients for Nontransplant Surgery

By Katarina Tomulić Brusich and Ivana Acan


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13. Pancreas Transplantation

By Pedro Ventura-Aguiar, Joana Ferrer-Fábrega and Maria José Ricart


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14. Intestinal Transplantation

By Georgios Vrakas


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15. Cardiovascular Diseases in Patients with Renal Transplantation

By Daniela Loncar and Selma Hodzic


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16. Xenotransplantation

By Sean Stevens


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17. Immunosuppressive Minimization Strategies in Kidney Transplantation

By Jorge Andrade-Sierra, Pedro Alejandro Vazquez-Galvan, Hernesto Hernandez-Reyes, Lydia A. Mercado-Jáuregui, Jonathan S. Chávez- Iñiguez, Eduardo González-Espinoza, Benjamin Gómez-Navarro and José I. Cerrillos-Gutiérrez


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18. Diagnosis, Treatment, and Outcomes of Antibody-Mediated Rejection in Kidney Transplantation

By Vasishta S. Tatapudi and Bonnie E. Lonze


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19. Clinical and Pathological Review of Post Transplant Lymphoproliferative Disorders

By Seema Naik, Hong Zheng, Kevin Rakszawski, Clare Sample, Jeff Sample and Michael Bayerl


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20. Metabolic Drug Interactions with Immunosuppressants

By Katalin Monostory


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