1st Edition

Lung Transplantation
Principles and Practice

ISBN 9781482233919
Published December 21, 2015 by CRC Press
443 Pages 86 Color Illustrations

USD $245.00

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Book Description

Lung Transplantation: Principles and Practice covers the current practice in donor and recipient management as well as current treatment strategies and outcomes. With 39 chapters from international experts in the field, the book is divided into four broad sections: General Topics, Donor Management, Recipient Management and Outcome, and the Future of Lung Transplantation.

The book discusses significant advances achieved in the past decade in areas such as donor allocation, organ preservation and management, recipient selection, management and support, surgical and critical care techniques, immune suppression, and infection prophylaxis. Specific instances of pulmonary disease that commonly necessitate lung transplantation are also covered.

Generously illustrated in full color, this valuable resource is relevant to both specialists and other providers who may refer or care for patients before and after transplantation.

Table of Contents


History of Lung Transplantation

Joel D. Cooper and Thomas M. Egan

Immunology of Lung Transplantation

Adam S.A. Gracon and David S. Wilkes

Ethical Considerations in Transplantation: A Focus on Lung Transplantation

Baddr A. Shakhsheer, Sean C. Wightman, Savitri Fedson, and Mark Siegler

Indications for Lung Transplantation and Patient Selection

Joshua S. Mason, Julia B. Becker, and Edward R. Garrity Jr

Recipient Management before Transplantation

Gundeep S. Dhillon and David Weill


Allocation of Donor Lungs

Mark J. Russo

Donor Selection and Management

Joseph Costa, Frank D’Ovidio, and Joshua R. Sonett

Non-Heart-Beating Donors

David Gómez de Antonio, Jose Luis Campo Cañaveral de la Cruz, Lucas Hoyos Megía, Daniel Valdivia Concha, and Andrés Varela de Ugarte

Donor Lung Preservation

Wiebke Sommer and Gregor Warnecke

Donor Procurement

Hassan Michael Nemeh and Natalie Madoun

Ex Vivo Lung Perfusion

Thorsten Krueger, Marcelo Cypel, and Shaf Keshavjee


The Humoral Response to Lung Transplantation

Glen P. Westall, Miranda A. Paraskeva, and Greg I. Snell

Anesthesia for Lung Transplantation

J. Devin Roberts, Mohammed Minhaj, and Mark A. Chaney

Mechanical Ventilation and Extracorporeal Membrane Oxygenation (ECMO)

Bridges to Lung Transplantation
James J. Yun and David P. Mason

Single-Lung Transplantation: Technical Aspects

Christopher Wigfield and Wickii T. Vigneswaran

Bilateral Sequential Lung Transplantation: Technical Aspects

Mara B. Antonoff and G. Alexander Patterson

Heart-Lung Transplantation: Technical Aspects

Matthias Loebe, Xiang Wei, and Dewei Ren

Lobar Lung Transplantation from Living Donors: Technical Aspects

Hiroshi Date

Technical Aspects of Redo Lung Transplantation and Lung Transplantation after Previous Thoracotomy

Shelly Bansal and John A. Odell

Lung Transplantation for Idiopathic Pulmonary Fibrosis

Joshua C. Grimm, Leann L. Silhan, and Ashish S. Shah

Lung Transplantation for Emphysema and α1-antitrypsin Deficiency

Walter Weder and Ilhan Inci

Lung Transplantation for Cystic Fibrosis and Bronchiectasis

John H. Dark

Lung Transplantation for Pulmonary Hypertension

Stéphane Collaud and Marc de Perrot

Lung Transplantation for Connective Tissue Disorders

Abbas Ardehali

Posttransplantation Critical Care Management

Cesar A. Keller and José L. Díaz-Gómez

Primary Graft Dysfunction

Catherine Borders, John Ellis, Edward M. Cantu III, and Jason D. Christie

Management of Surgical Complications

Mathew Thomas and John A. Odell

Immunosuppression Strategies in Lung Transplantation

Miranda A. Paraskeva, Glen P. Westall, and Greg I. Snell

Viral Infections in Lung Transplantation

Lara Danziger-Isakov, Erik Verschuuren, and Oriol Manuel

Fungal Infections in Lung Transplantation

Melissa Gitman and Me-Linh Luong

Bacterial Infections after Lung Transplantation

Jennifer Delacruz, Jennifer L. Steinbeck, Kenneth Pursell, and David Pitrak

Diagnosis of Lung Rejection and Infection: A Pathologist’s Perspective

Vijayalakshmi Ananthanarayanan and Aliya N. Husain

Obliterative Bronchiolitis/Bronchiolitis Obliterans Syndrome: Etiology, Diagnosis, and Management

Susan R. Russell and Sangeeta M. Bhorade

Chronic Lung Allograft Dysfunction Other Than Bronchiolitis Obliterans Syndrome

Stijn E. Verleden, Robin Vos, Bart M. Vanaudenaerde, and Geert M. Verleden

Medical Complications of Lung Transplantation

Keith C. Meyer

Malignancy Following Lung Transplantation

Katherine M. Vandervest and Martin R. Zamora

Quality of Life Following Lung Transplantation

Nathan M. Mollberg and Michael S. Mulligan


Future Therapies in Lung Transplantation

Elizabeth A. Lendermon and John F. McDyer

New Horizons in Lung Transplantation

Jason M. Long and Wickii T. Vigneswaran

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Edited by

Wickii T. Vigneswaran, MD, MBA, FRCSC, FRCS(CTh), FACS, professor and chief of thoracic surgery, Loyola University Medical Center and Stritch School of Medicine, Chicago (Maywood), Illinois, USA

Edward R. Garrity, Jr., MD, MBA, professor of medicine, vice chair of clinical operations, and associate director of transplantation services, University of Chicago, Illinois, USA

John A. Odell, MBChB, FRCS(Ed), FACS, emeritus professor of surgery, Mayo Clinic, Jacksonville, Florida, USA


"This thorough review of lung transplantation covers in detail all aspects, providing an excellent resource for all health professionals involved in this field. The accompanying ebook can be accessed using different platforms (PC, iPad, Kindle, etc.) and provides tools to easily find chapters, figures, and references… This is one of the most complete resources on lung transplantation and it provides a wealth of information that is easy to access via the online version." - Reinaldo Rampolla, MD(Ochsner Medical Center), Doody's Book Review Service