As the number of patients undergoing hematotopoietic or solid organ transplantation increases, a deep understanding of the field of transplant infectious diseases grows increasingly vital. With its extensively revised and updated review of surgical infections, treatment, prevention, and practice, this book is the ultimate guide to advances in the field of transplant infections that are rapidly implemented into practice both in diagnostic technologies, new therapies, new transplant practices, and challenges such as the threat of multiresistant bacteria and the increasing use of transplantation in the developing parts of the world. Written by experts in their fields, this book is the only comprehensive source of cutting-edge information on transplant infections and has been a trusted guide to medical professionals worldwide for nearly two decades.
Transplant Infections is of paramount value to infectious disease specialists, transplant physicians, medical students, fellows, residents, and all medical professionals working with surgical patients.
Dr. Per Ljungman is a professor of hematology and the head researcher of the Per Ljungman Group within the Karolinkska Institutet of Sweden, where he studies antiviral agents and vaccines as well as immune responses to viral infections in the immunocompromised host. He is a visiting professor at the University of Florida and practices medicine at the Karolinska University Hospital. He completed his PhD in virology and his MD in medical studies at the Karolinska Institutet before researching infectious diseases at the University of Washington, Seattle, where he remained for over a decade. He returned to the Karolinska Institutet in 1996 as an Associate Professor and later served as the Head of the Department of Hematology for four years. He has collaborated on over 300 original papers and has published four editions of Transplant Infections, which remains the only comprehensive book of its kind.Dr. David R. Snydman is the Chief of the Division of Geographic Medicine and Infectious Diseases at Tufts University School of Medicine, where he focuses on infectious diseases,cytomegaloviruses, and transplant infectious diseases. He earned his MD from the University of Pennsylvania in 1972 and immediately received his first of twenty prestigious honors and awards. He also trained with the Centers for Disease Control and the Tufts Medical Center and has contributed to over 200 publications.Dr. Michael Boeckh is a professor of medicine at the University of Washington. He is also the Head of the Infectious Disease Sciences Program at the Fred Hutchinson Cancer Research Center and an attending physician at the Seattle Cancer Care Alliance. Dr. Boeckh's primary focuses are infectious diseases in the immunocompromised host, respiratory viruses, and transplantation infections. He completed both a PhD and MD from Freie Universität Berlin before accepting his Infectious Disease Fellowship at the University of Washington School of Medicine in 1992. Over the course of his career, he has collaborated on a multitude of publication on the most cutting-edge techniques in infection detection, treatment, and prevention.