by Huifang Chen and Shiguang Qian English | 2015 | ISBN: 1634828984 | 646 Pages | PDF | 8.32 MB
The success of modern organ transplantation requires the talent of multifaceted teams working together; these teams of skilled individuals include transplant surgeons, physicians, nurses, coordinators, social workers, nutritionists, physical therapists, immunologists, pharmacologists, microbiologists, virologists, pharmacists and administrators.
Immunosuppressive therapy is still a major approach currently used for the prevention and treatment of rejection. The editors realized that a reference book was needed that would include basic immunology in transplantation, various immunosuppressive agents used in clinic, and the new development of cell therapy in the induction of transplant tolerance. We sincerely hope that this volume will be helpful for all of these professionals, including medical students, residents and trainees in transplantation as well as their patients.
The editors are most grateful to all authors and contributors. We are grateful to Dr. Pierre Daloze, who is a pioneer of transplantation surgery in Canada, for writing the foreword and reviewing the chapters of this book.