July 1987

Hepatic Transplantation: Anesthetic and Perioperative Management

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edited by P. M. Winter and Y. G. Kang, 264 pp, $39.95, New York, Praeger Publishers, 1986.

Arch Surg. 1987;122(7):849. doi:10.1001/archsurg.1987.01400190115028

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One of the major phenomena of the current surgical scene in America is the creative environment of the transplant center in Pittsburgh. Dr Starzl uniquely combines scientific brilliance, technical ability, creativity, and organizational talents that energize those who touch his surface receptors. Most are activated like immature lymphocytes to work almost as hard as he does. This book, edited and written by Starzl's colleagues at the University of Pittsburgh's Department of Anesthesiology, documents their unique experience in the anesthetic and perioperative management of over 350 patients who underwent liver transplantation.

Every sect has its Mecca, and Pittsburgh is where liver transplanters from all over the world journey to get the word. This volume records and documents what they learn from the Pittsburgh (and Denver) experience. Topics range from basic scientific problems of electrolyte and clotting abnormalities in end-stage liver disease through practical problems of immunologic suppression and management to practical

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