About this book
- First critical care text to address abdominal organ transplants
- Covers both pre- and post-operative care
- Offers concrete solutions to questions and situations confronted by ICU clinicians
Pre- and post-operative care of transplant patients is an aspect of Critical Care Medicine in which most ICU physicians and nurses have received little or no formal training and are left to cope with this complex population with only incomplete 'on-the-job experience' as a guide. In response to this clinical knowledge gap, ICU Care of Abdominal Organ Transplant Patients provides a concise bedside resource fo intensivists, surgeons, and nurses caring for abdominal organ transplant patients before and after surgery.
In a concise, practical style, the authors offer concrete solutions to questions and situations confronted by ICU clinicians. Chapters address general principles of immunosuppression, infectious complications, management, and nursing considerations, plus indications, approach to anesthesia, transplant procedure, and post-operative care for liver, kidney, pancreas, islet cell, and small bowel and multivisceral transplantation.
Readership: Critical care medicine, anesthesiology, gastroenterology/hepatology and transplant surgery.
Table of contents
Section 1: ICU Management of patients with decompensated liver disease
Chapter 1. Spontaneous Bacterial Peritonitis
Chapter 2. Hepatic Encephalopathy
Chapter 3. Upper Gastrointestinal Bleeding
Chapter 4. Refractory Ascitis and Hepatic Hydrothorax
Chapter 5. Acute Kidney Injury including Hepatorenal Syndrome
Chapter 6. Respiratory Failure in patients with End Stage Liver Disease
Chapter 7. Malnutrition in Chronic Liver Disease
Section 2: Transplantation
Chapter 8. General Principles of Immunesuppression
Chapter 9. Infectious complications after abdominal solid organ transplant
Chapter 10. General Management of Transplant Patients in the ICU
Chapter 11. Nursing Considerations
Chapter 12. Indications for Liver Transplantation
Chapter 13. An Approach to Anesthesia for Liver Transplantation
Chapter 14. Liver transplant procedure
Chapter 15.Graft dysfunction and Technical Complications after Liver Transplant
Chapter 16. Kidney Transplantation
Chapter 17: Anesthesia Care for Kidney Transplant Recipients
Chapter 18. Kidney Transplantation: Surgical techniques
Chapter 19: Pancreas Transplantation
Chapter 20: Anesthetic Management of Pancreatic Transplant Recipients.
Chapter 21: Surgical Techniques of Pancreas Transplantation
Chapter 22: Islet Cell Transplantation
Chapter 23: Small Bowel and Multivisceral transplantation