Once considered an experimental therapy, lung transplantation is now regarded as a viable treatment option for selected patients with end-stage lung diseases. As more and more of these cases arise, it becomes imperative for those involved in the care of lung transplant patients to have a vast understanding of the multidiscipline process of lung transplantation. This text provides a comprehensive overview of this process covering everything from the history of the lung transplant program to the long term effects of the procedure.


    The History of Lung Transplantation
    Raja Mahidhara and John R. Benfield
    Immunology of Lung Transplantation Rebecca A. Shilling and David S. Wilkes
    Ethics in Lung Transplantation Savitri E. Fedson and Mark Siegler
    Structure and Support for Success Wickii T. Vigneswaran

    Pretransplant Evaluation and Management
    Lung Transplantation for Idiopathic Pulmonary Fibrosis
    Jeffrey T. Chapman and Atul C. Mehta
    Emphysema and a-1 Antitrypsin Deficiency Martin R. Zamora
    Cystic Fibrosis and Bronchiectasis Elliott Dasenbrook and Christian Merlo
    Pulmonary Arterial Hypertension Stuart Rich
    Connective Tissue Disorders Vincent G. Valentine and Gisele A. Lombard
    Patient Selection Eric Stern and Edward R. Garrity, Jr.
    Recipient Management Pretransplant Hilary Y. Robbins and Selim M. Arcasoy

    Donor Management
    Lung Donor Allocation Systems
    Thomas M. Egan
    Donor Management Anthony Rostron and John H. Dark
    Lung Donor Selection Criteria Sang-Woo Pak and Joshua Sonett
    Non-Heart-Beating Donor: Lung Transplantation with Donation After Cardiac Death (Controlled DCD) Allografts Christopher H. Wigfield, Jason W. Smith, and Robert B. Love
    Preservation of the Donor Lung Marcelo Cypel, Jonathan C. Yeung, and Shaf Keshavjee
    Donor Procurement Hassan W. Nemeh
    Ex Vivo Management of Lungs Dirk Van Raemdonck, Filip Rega, and Arne Neyrinck

    Recipient Operation
    Assessment and Management of the Sensitized Patient
    Kevin M. Chan and Malek Kamoun
    Anesthesia for Lung Transplantation Mohammed Minhaj and Mark Chaney
    Single-Lung Transplantation Gabriel Loor and Wickii T. Vigneswaran
    Bilateral Sequential Lung Transplantation:Technical Aspects Varun Puri and G. Alexander Patterson
    Heart-Lung Transplantation William M. Yarbrough, Robert C. Robbins, and Hari R. Mallidi
    Lobar Lung Transplantation Michael E. Bowdish, Vaughn A. Starnes, and Mark L. Barr

    Post-transplant Care
    Critical Care Management
    Peter Jaksch, Herbert Koinig, and Walter Klepetko
    Primary Graft Dysfunction James C. Lee and Jason D. Christie
    Managing Surgical Complications Ilhan Inci and Walter Weder
    ECMO in Lung Transplantation R. Duane Davis and Shu S. Lin

    Early Medical Management
    Maintenance Immunosuppression in Lung Transplantation
    Pamela J. McShane and Sangeeta M. Bhorade
    Fungal Infections in Lung Transplant Ayesha Haroon and Shahid Husain
    Viral Infections Lara A. Danziger-Isakov, Marie Budev, and Robin K. Avery
    Bacterial Infections After Lung Transplantation Charulata Ramaprasad and Kenneth Pursell
    Post-Transplant Lung Pathology Ilyssa O. Gordon and Aliya N. Husain

    Late Medical Management and Outcome
    Bronchiolitis Obliterans Syndrome: Clinical Risk Factors and Pathophysiology
    Christine V. Kinnier, Tereza Martinu, and Scott M. Palmer
    Bronchiolitis Obliterans: Diagnosis and Management Pali D. Shah and Jonathan B. Orens
    Malignancy Following Transplantation Chien-Li Liew and Allan R. Glanville
    Lung Transplantation: Chronic Complications and Management Keith C. Meyer
    Quality of Life After Lung Transplantation James C. Lee, Nancy P. Blumenthal, and Vivek N. Ahya

    Future Directions
    Proteomics, Genomics, and Lung Transplantation
    Jeffrey D. Edelman and Michael S. Mulligan
    Immune Tolerance Kenneth R. McCurry
    Augmentation of Maintenance Immunosuppression in Lung Transplantation
    Pamela J. McShane and Sangeeta M. Bhorade
    Artificial Lung: A New Inspiration James E. Lynch and Joseph B. Zwischenberger


    Wickii Vigneswaran, Edward R. Garrity Jr, both of University of Chicago Chicago, Illinois, U.S.A.

    "This concise and easy to read book covers most of the key elements involved in lung transplantation. The information is current and, whenever possible, appropriate algorithms are used."
    Doody's Review Service