(Landes Bioscience Medical Handbook (Vademecum))
The purpose of this volume is to provide a short, didactic handbook for those clinicians (medical, surgical, nursing and others) who are involved in the care and management of people who may, are or have undergone liver transplantation. We are aware that there are several, large texts which provide a comprehensive account of liver transplantation. This volume is
designed to complement and not replace them. Liver transplantation has developed rapidly over the last two decades and dogma is changing rapidly. This leads to controversy and debate which are the essence of academic medicine. We are also aware that different transplant programs have their own approach to managing patients. It is inevitable that many views and arguments cannot be put in such a book as this one. Where possible, we have tried to provide a consensus view. We have provided selected references for further reading and electronic addresses to source material, for the reader who wishes to probe deeper into any aspect of liver transplantation.
Author:Michael R. Lucey, James Neuberger, Abraham Shaked
Publisher:Landes Bioscience (10 March, 2003)