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Organ Transplants: A Patient's Guide Hardcover – October 1, 1991

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This is essentially a very practical and useful guide for a specialized but growing audience. (Over 14,000 people had organ transplants in 1990.) Its only major limitations is that, with any luck, this title will be quickly out of date as technology and drug regimens improve. Basically comprehensible to a knowledgeable layperson, the book describes transplants of the heart, lung, kidney, pancreas, liver, and bone marrow. In the discussion of the careful balancing of immunosuppression, which tries to avoid both rejection and infection, the depth of information on the biology of the immune system and immunosuppressant drugs may be more than some readers want or need. Psychosocial aspects could have benefited from more attention, and information on further resources such as self-help groups and other organizations would have also been useful. Heavy going at times, but recommended.
- Mary Chitty, Massachusetts Coll. of Pharmacy & Allied Health Sciences Lib., Boston
Copyright 1991 Reed Business Information, Inc.
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Product Details

  • Hardcover: 256 pages
  • Publisher: Harvard University Press; First Edition edition (October 1, 1991)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 067464235X
  • ISBN-13: 978-0674642355
  • Product Dimensions: 9.5 x 6.4 x 0.9 inches
  • Shipping Weight: 1.2 pounds
  • Average Customer Review: 4.8 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (4 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #4,456,543 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)

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For countries without the book and information about the management of organ recipents as like as my conutry of Korea, this book give me a lot of information. Also, using many episodes which are familar with non-specialist, it is very easy to understand the contents. I recommend you with a great hope of long and healthy life with new organs.
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For countries without the book and information about the management of organ recipents as like as my conutry of Korea, this book give me a lot of information. Also, using many episodes which are familar with non-specialist, it is very easy to understand the contents. I recommend you with a great hope of long and healthy life with new organs.
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For countries without the book and information about the management of organ recipents as like as my conutry of Korea, this book give me a lot of information. Also, using many episodes which are familar with non-specialist, it is very easy to understand the contents. I recommend you with a great hope of long and healthy life with new organs.
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As a Nurse Care Manager new to the area of lung transplants, this book has become an invaluable guide. I came into the world of Cystic Fibrosis, and one of the treatments is a bilateral lung transplant. It is not a cure, the disease is still there, but the person can breathe for the first time. At this date, I have seen 10-20 patients go through this surgery. It is arduous to begin withand to pursue. A person with a terminal disease must take many treatments a day just to breathe and not lose weight.

We start talking about lung transplant very early in the patient's life. It is as I said an arduous process. Months of tests and paperwork, discussions with insurance companies, emotional and psychological testing and processes. This is indeed a life changing process. At one time most of our patients went to Massachusetts General Hospital for their testing and discussions. Having this guidebook from that institution, was very important. We worked with the team who wrote the guidelines, so we knew exactly what to expect and how to support our patients. This is an invaluable resource for any team, and every member of a transplant team should have one. The patient is always considered part of the team and may at times lead the team. They are the ones who make many important decisions. It is important that each of them have this guide.

Highly Recommended. prisrob 06-07-15
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