Lung Transplantation

Evolving Knowledge and New Horizons

  • Ganesh Raghu
  • Roberto G. Carbone

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-xviii
  2. General Principles and Considerations for Lung Transplantation

  3. The Donor Lung and the Lung Transplant Recipient

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 111-111
    2. Andrea Mariscal, Shaf Keshavjee
      Pages 113-137
    3. Idoia Gimferrer, Karen A. Nelson
      Pages 139-160
    4. Steven Kenneth Huang, Roberto G. Carbone, Giovanni Bottino
      Pages 161-182
  4. The Lung Transplant Recipient: Medical Management

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 183-183
    2. Anja C. Roden, Henry D. Tazelaar
      Pages 209-230
    3. Bart Vanaudenaerde, Robin Vos, Stijn Verleden, Elly Vandermeulen, Geert Verleden
      Pages 263-278
    4. Hardeep Singh Kalsi, Martin R. Carby
      Pages 301-312
    5. Jitesh Ahuja, Siddhartha G. Kapnadak, Sudhakar Pipavath
      Pages 313-326
  5. Lung Transplantation: Future Directions

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 327-327
    2. Pablo Gerardo Sanchez, Dustin M. Walters, Michael S. Mulligan
      Pages 329-344
    3. Keith C. Meyer, Ganesh Raghu
      Pages 345-359
  6. Back Matter
    Pages 361-371

About this book


This book details all aspects of lung transplantation and equips the general pulmonologist/physician with the necessary tools and knowledge to assist patients with the preparation for and care post lung transplantation. Written by global experts, chapters  present general principles and history; indications and eligibility for lung transplantation, including screening for COPD, cystic fibrosis, scleroderma, Idiopathic pulmonary fibrosis (IPF) and idiopathic pulmonary arterial hypertension; approach to and complications of lung transplantation, such as prognostic markers, radiological approach, and immunology and rejection; and medical and surgical guidelines for lung transplantation. The goal of lung transplantation is to increase survival and to provide a greater quality of life for patients with untreatable end-stage lung disease and this book serves to best prepare clinicians in achieving that goal. Lung Transplantation: Evolving knowledge and New horizons offers valuable insights into this modality and is an authoritative resource for multidisciplinary services that include experts in pulmonary diseases, critical care, cardiology, thoracic surgery, infection diseases, internal medicine ,  radiology , immunology, nephrology, rehabilitation, psychology /psychiatry , nurses, social workers and  nutritionists.


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Editors and affiliations

  • Ganesh Raghu
    • 1
  • Roberto G. Carbone
    • 2
  1. 1.Division of Pulmonary, Critical Care, and Sleep MedicineDepartment of Medicine University of WashingtonSeattleUSA
  2. 2.Department of Internal MedicineUniversity of GenoaGenoaItaly

Bibliographic information

  • DOI
  • Copyright Information The Editor(s) (if applicable) and The Author(s) 2018
  • Publisher Name Springer, Cham
  • eBook Packages Medicine
  • Print ISBN 978-3-319-91182-3
  • Online ISBN 978-3-319-91184-7
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Industry Sectors
Health & Hospitals