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Loyola surgeon is editor of definitive textbook on lung transplantation

March 29, 2016

MAYWOOD, Ill. - Loyola University Medical Center thoracic surgeon Wickii Vigneswaran, MD, is chief editor of the definitive new textbook, "Lung Transplantation: Principles and Practice."

Dr. Vigneswaran, who has performed more than 500 lung transplants, is one of the world's most experienced lung transplant surgeons.

The 461-page book covers current practices in donor and recipient management, treatment strategies and outcomes. The 39 chapters are written by international experts in the field. The book is divided into four sections: general topics, donor management, recipient management and outcome and the future of lung transplantation.

The book discusses significant advances achieved in the past two decades in areas such as donor allocation, organ preservation and management, recipient selection, management and support, surgical and critical care techniques, immune suppression and infection prevention. Cases of pulmonary disease that commonly require lung transplantation also are covered.

The textbook is published by CRC Press, a member of Taylor & Francis Group. It's written for specialists and other providers who may refer or care for patients before and after transplantation.

Dr. Vigneswaran, an internationally known thoracic surgeon, is division director of thoracic surgery and a professor in the department of thoracic and cardiovascular surgery of Loyola University Chicago Stritch School of Medicine.

Dr. Vigneswaran's co-editors are Edward R. Garrity, Jr., MD, of the University of Chicago and John A. Odell, MBChB, of the Mayo Clinic in Jacksonville, Fla.
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