Progress in Liver Transplantation

Author: C.H. Gips
Publisher: Springer Science & Business Media
ISBN: 9789400950184
Release Date: 2013-11-09
Genre: Medical

This book - the first multicenter book on orthotopic liver transplantatio- reflects the progress in this field. The first 'experience in hepatic transplantation' was documented in 1969 by Starzl and his group in Denver in the classic of the same name. It was followed in 1983 by 'Liver transplantation', edited by Caine, in which the experience of the Cambridge-King's College Hospital team was laid down. Apart from these the book of Lie and Giitgemann appeared in 1974. These books are fundamental for all who want to become involved with experimental and clinical liver transplantation. Developments in liver transplantation are fast (faster than the production of this book) and new knowledge now not only is coming from the pioneer centers but also from their off-spring, scattered over the world. In only a few years there has been an enormous increase in the number of liver transplantations and certainly there have been performed at least as many transplants since 1980 as between 1963 -the start of clinical liver transplantation- and 1980. Even if our understanding is better, many problems are the same as twenty years ago and for some there may be a long way to go before they are solved.

Excerpta Medica

ISBN: UCAL:B2928251
Release Date: 1989
Genre: Pharmacology

Eight issues per volume. Worldwide references to pharmacology as this subject relates to such topics as adverse drug reactions, risk groups, and pharmacoepidemiology. Each entry gives bibliographic information, abstract, and cross references. Subject, author indexes.

Rejection and Tolerance

Author: J.-L. Touraine
Publisher: Springer Science & Business Media
ISBN: 9789401108027
Release Date: 2013-04-17
Genre: Medical

Rejection and Tolerance is the latest subject in the Continuing Education series, organized by Fondation Marcel Mérieux and Université Claude Bernard in Lyon. The annual subject is chosen to reflect the status of the topical issues of the year, as taught by leading international experts. The contribution of transplantation and clinical immunology to advanced medicine is considerable and promising. The annual volumes in this series keep the reader abreast of these developments.

Human Leucocyte Antigens in Chinese

Author: B.R. Hawkins
Publisher: Hong Kong University Press
ISBN: 9789622091993
Release Date: 1988-03-01
Genre: Medical

It is the author's contention, however, that one overriding concern pervades the work: the attempt to define the essential conditions for a Taoist political utopianism.

Heidelberger Jahrb cher

Author: Universitäts-Gesellschaft Heidelberg
Publisher: Springer-Verlag
ISBN: 9783642670121
Release Date: 2013-03-07
Genre: Juvenile Nonfiction

Clinical Approach to Infection in the Compromised Host

Author: Robert H. Rubin
Publisher: Springer
ISBN: 9781461524908
Release Date: 2013-11-11
Genre: Medical

`With admirable clarity the authors-all highly regarded experts in their respective fields-present the clinician with a supremely readable and practical text. The emphasis here is pragmatic, although there is sufficient pathogenesis and physiology to provide a fine balance.'-Journal of the American Medical Association, from a review of the second edition. This updated and profusely illustrated edition is 75% larger than its first incarnation. New coverage includes transplantation medicine, AIDS, patient management, and host-parasite interactions.

Exercise Immunology

Author: Michael Gleeson
Publisher: Routledge
ISBN: 9781136455858
Release Date: 2013-06-26
Genre: Medical

Exercise immunology is an important, emerging sub-discipline within exercise physiology, concerned with the relationship between exercise, immune function and infection risk. This book offers a comprehensive, up-to-date and evidence-based introduction to exercise immunology, including the physiological and molecular mechanisms that determine immune function and the implications for health and performance in sport and everyday life. Written by a team of leading exercise physiologists, the book describes the characteristics of the immune system and how its components are organised to form an immune response. It explains the physiological basis of the relationship between stress, physical activity, immune function and infection risk, and identifies the ways in which exercise and nutrition interact with immune function in athletes and non-athletes. The book shows students how to evaluate the strengths and limitations of the evidence linking physical activity, immune system integrity and health, and explains why exercise is associated with anti-inflammatory effects that are potentially beneficial to long-term health. Every chapter includes useful features, such as clear summaries, definitions of key terms, discussions of seminal research studies and practical guidelines for athletes on ways to minimise infection risk, with additional learning resources available on a companion website. This is an essential textbook for any course on exercise immunology or advanced exercise physiology.

Inflammatory Bowel Disease

Author: L.R. Sutherland
Publisher: Springer Science & Business Media
ISBN: 9789400903715
Release Date: 2012-12-06
Genre: Medical

The inflammatory bowel diseases, of unknown etiology and for which there are no cures, continue to attract the attention and interest of gastroenterologists, internists and surgeons. International symposia are common and it is safe to say that there is at least one major symposium held somewhere in the world each year. This book encompasses the proceedings of two recent symposia held in Victoria, British Columbia, Canada. The symposia were the fifth and sixth international meetings focused on inflammatory bowel disease in Canada in the last eight years. Once again they were sponsored by Axcan Pharma, Inc. (formerly Interfalk Canada, Inc.) and endorsed by the Canadian Association of Gastroenterology. As has become traditional at such meetings the faculty was drawn from an international roster ofleaders in the field of inflammatory bowel disease and gastroenterology. The chapters of the proceedings provide a timely, up-to-date review of the major issues, including those within the realm of basic science and others dealing with clinical problems. The first symposium, 'Basic Research and Clinical Implications', was co-ordinated by John Wallace in association with Stephen Collins and Stephan Targan. The themes of this section were organized under the general topics of predisposing factors (genetics, animal models, infection, permeability, and immune deficits) and the pathophysiology of intestinal inflammation. The second symposium, Trends in Therapy' was organized by Lloyd Sutherland along with Franc;:ois Martin, Robin McLeod and Noel Williams.

Organ Transplantation 1990

Author: G.M. Abouna
Publisher: Springer Science & Business Media
ISBN: 9789401133869
Release Date: 2012-12-06
Genre: Medical

This volume is based on a very successful meeting on organ transplantation that was held in Kuwait in 1990 under the auspices of the Middle East Society for Organ Transplantation. An international group of organ transplant experts attended this conference and their contributions and deliberations have been recent1y updated to produce this definitive and authoritative summary of current clinic al practice in organ transplantation. The initial chapters appropriately focus on the immunology of organ trans plantation with special emphasis on the initial events in the induction of alloreactivity, the mechanisms of rejection, and the potential for tolerance induction. A strong emphasis is placed on the diagnosis of rejection by cellular analysis. The section on immunosuppression deals with several new areas of clinical therapy. The section on renal transplantation is unique in several respects, the long-term results from various countries, including the Middle East, are summarized, the use of living unrelated donors and of ABO incom patible donors - all strategies to maximize organ availability - are presented.