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Edited by Hesham Abdeldayem and Naglaa Allam .

428 pages .
Open Access .

Liver transplantation is one of the few truly life-saving and life-altering procedures in medicine, but at the same time it is a highly risky procedure. Thus, it is not to be considered as a cure but more as a swap, where the benefits and risks must be balanced against the risks and benefits of no-transplant. Although the basic principles of liver transplantation have not changed, the field of liver transplantation is still young, evolving and dynamic.
This book covers a wide spectrum of topics including history of liver transplantation, ischemia-reperfusion injury, immunology of liver transplantation, viral hepatitis and liver transplantation, other indications for liver transplantation, prognostic factors and perioperative period.
The authors of the chapters are experts in their respective fields. They are pioneer proponents in different aspects of liver transplantation and come from many centers across the world. The interdisciplinary approach and the authority of the contributors resulted in a valuable reference to anyone interested in developing a global view in liver transplantation including medical students, residents, fellows, nurses, and practicing physicians and surgeons as well as researchers in the field of liver transplantation.
This book is dedicated to our Patients without whose goodwill and trust no progress in medicine would be possible. As the editor, I wish to thank all the authors for their cooperation and desire to share their precious experience with the medical community. On their behalf, I wish to express hope that our publication will facilitate access to the latest scientific achievements in the field of liver transplantation all across the world.
To all my colleagues at the National Liver Institute in Egypt who supported me, and embraced me with their warm feelings: I love you all. To all my professors who so generously guided me by their example, wisdom and insights: thank you. Finally, to Ms. Romana Vukelic, the publishing process manager, with whom editing this book was a real pleasure. Thank you, Romana.

Hesham Abdeldayem, MD.
Professor of Surgery
National Liver Institute
Menoufeyia University


Part 1 of the Textbook : The History of Liver Transplantation .

 1 History and Evolution of Liver Transplantation 3 Ayman Azzam

Part 2 of the Textbook : Ischemia/Reperfusion Injury .

 2 Ischemia-Reperfusion Injury Associated with Liver Transplantation in 2011: Past and Future 21 M. Elias-Miró, M.B. Jiménez-Castro and C. Peralta

 3 The Influences of Nitric Oxide on Liver Ischemia-Reperfusion Injury 57 Erik Stoltenberg, Alexander A. Vitin, Bradley E. Hansen and John D. Lang, Jr.

Part 3 of the Textbook : Immunology and Liver Allograft Rejection .

 4 Immunology of Liver Transplantation 75 Ling Lu, Jianhua Rao, Guoqiang Li, Xiaofeng Qian, Beicheng Sun and Xuehao Wang

 5 Clinical Immunosuppression 95 Chunbao Guo

Part 4 of the Textbook : Prognostic Factors in Liver Transplantation .

 6 Prognostic Factors for Survival in Patients with Liver Cirrhosis 125 Marcia Samada and Julio C. Hernández

 7 The Rise of Glutaminase in End-Stage Liver Diseases 145 Maria Jover-Cobos, Nathan Davies, Rajiv Jalan and Manuel Romero-Gómez

Part 5 of the Textbook : Quality of Life Before and After Liver Transplantation .

 8 Disease Targeted Measures of Health Related Quality of Life (HRQOL) in Patients with Advanced Liver Disease Before and After Liver Transplantation 159 Teresa Casanovas Taltavull, Maria Carmen Peña-Cala and Eva Rodríguez Bruzos

Part 6 of the Textbook : Viral Hepatitis and Liver Transplantation .

 9 Hepatitis C and Liver Transplantation 193 Miguel Jiménez Pérez, Ana Belen Sáez Gómez, Rocío González Grande and Juan Miguel Rodrigo López

 10 HCV-Recurrence After Liver Transplantation 205 Dennis Eurich, Marcus Bahra and Peter Neuhaus

 11 Management of Recurrent HCV and HBV Infections After Liver Transplantation 225 Marta Wawrzynowicz-Syczewska

Part 7 of the Textbook : Other Indications for Liver Transplantation .

 12 Role of Liver Transplantation in Acute Liver Failure 251 Saleh A. Alqahtani and Anne M. Larson

 13 Liver Transplantation for Hepatocellular Carcinoma (HCC) 277 Alejandro Mejia, Hector Nazario and Parvez Mantry

 14 Liver Transplantation Due to Abdominal Trauma 303 Matthias Heuer, Sven Lendemans, Gernot M. Kaiser and Andreas Paul

Part 8 of the Textbook : Anesthesia and Periopertive Period .

 15 Intensive Care Management of Patients Prior to Liver Transplantation 321 Kathy M. Nilles and Ram M. Subramanian

 16 Anesthesia in Liver Transplantation 333 Meral Kanbak, Ayse Heves Karagoz and Filiz Üzümcügil

 17 Cardiovascular Monitoring and Substitution of the Blood Volume During Liver Transplantation 359 Peter Nissen, Hans J. Frederiksen and Niels H. Secher

 18 The Post-Reperfusion Syndrome (PRS): Diagnosis, Incidence and Management 385 Kyota Fukazawa and Ernesto A. Pretto, Jr.

 19 Malignant Hyperthermia in Liver Transplantation 397 Cláudia Regina Fernandes, David Silveira Marinho and Fernanda Paula Cavalcante

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