Liver Transplantation: Clinical Assessment and Management

Author: James Neuberger


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  • ISBN: 9781118277386
  • Author: James Neuberger
  • Publ Date: 2013-10-04
  • Edition:
  • Pages: 374
  • Imprint: WILEY *#
  • Status: ACT
  • ID - 189914

Table of Contents :

List of Contributors, ix
Foreword, xii
Preface, xiv
Acknowledgements, xv
About the Companion Website, xvi
Abbreviations, xvii
PART 1 When to Refer a Patient for Liver Transplantation
1 General Considerations, 3 S. Tamir Rashid and Alexander E. Gimson
2 Prognostic Models in Liver Transplantation, 18 James Neuberger
PART 2 Selection, Assessment and Management on the List
3 Assessing the Potential Transplant Recipient, 29 Diarmaid D. Houlihan and Philip N. Newsome
4 Consent, 39 Christopher J.E. Watson
5 Management on the Waiting List, 47 Sumeet K. Asrani and Jayant A. Talwalkar
6 Specific Diseases, 60 Ian A. Rowe and David J. Mutimer
7 Specific Issues of Selection including Non-Compliance, Futility, Nutritional and Social Issues, 73 Ken Simpson
PART 3 Transplantation for Acute Liver Failure
8 Assessment of the Patient with Acute Liver Failure, 85 Ashley Barnabas and John O Grady
9 Management of the Patient with Fulminant Hepatic Failure Awaiting Liver Transplantation, 93 James Neuberger
PART 4 Donation and Allocation
10 Liver Donation, 103 Gabriel C. Oniscu
11 Liver Allocation, 116 Richard B. Freeman, Jr
12 Alternatives to Orthotopic Liver Replacement, 125 James Neuberger
13 Surgical Aspects of Liver Transplantation, 129 Thamara Perera and Simon Bramhall
PART 5 Care of the Liver Transplant Recipient
14 Introduction to Outcomes and Follow-Up, 147 James Neuberger
15 The Immune System in Liver Transplantation: Rejection vs.Tolerance, 160 Palak J. Trivedi and Nick D. Jones
16 Immunosuppression in Liver Transplantation, 184 Aaron James Chan and John R. Lake
17 Microbiological Prophylaxis in Liver Transplantation, 197 Matthew J. Armstrong and Philip N. Newsome
18 Managing the Liver Transplant Recipient with Abnormal Liver Blood Tests, 208 Joanna A. Leithead and James Ferguson
19 Managing Rejection, 227 Palak J. Trivedi and James Neuberger
20 Management of Renal Function, 248 James Ferguson
21 Management of Post-Transplant Ascites, 256 Chris Corbett and Philip N. Newsome
22 Cytomegalovirus and the Liver Transplant Recipient, 261 James Ferguson
23 Immunisation and Liver Transplantation, 268 James Neuberger
24 Contraception and Pregnancy, 274 Carlo B. Ramirez, Cataldo Doria, Michael J. Moritz, John M. Davison and Vincent T. Armenti
25 Common Drug Interactions, 283 Amanda Smith
26 Management of Recurrent Disease, 290 Michael R. Lucey
27 Managing Cardiovascular Risk in the Liver Transplant Recipient, 299 Joanna K. Dowman and Philip N. Newsome
28 Bone Disease in Liver Transplantation, 309 John Ayuk
29 Malignancy after Liver Transplantation, 316 James Neuberger
30 Post-Transplant Lymphoproliferative Disorder, 325 Joseph F. Buell, Nathan J. Shores, Thomas G. Gross, Jeremy R. Chapman and Angela C. Webster
Colour plate section facing p. 170
Index, 337


Liver Transplantation: Clinical Assessment and Management is the perfect tool for all gastroenterologists, hepatologists and transplant surgeons managing patients with liver disease awaiting and undergoing transplantation.

Led by James Neuberger, world experts in hepatology and transplantation provide a chronological, step-by-step approach to best clinical management and patient care. Evidence-based throughout and with reference to the very latest practice guidelines from major societies such as EASL and AASLD, the book covers: * When to refer a patient for liver transplantation * Selection, assessment and management on the list * Transplantation for acute liver failure * Donation and allocation * Care of the liver transplant recipient

80 high definition videos of transplant surgery allow you to watch the experts in action and provide an outstanding visual and teaching element. In addition, key points, potential pitfalls, management algorithms, and useful weblinks all help ensure rapid reference browsing. If you're managing patients requiring a liver transplant, this multimedia resource will save you time and effort by putting essential information within easy reach.


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