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Development and organization of a multiple organ transplantation program

Bahnson, HT and Starzl, TE and Hakala, TR and Hardesty, RL and Griffith, BP and Iwatsuki, S (1986) Development and organization of a multiple organ transplantation program. Annals of Surgery, 203 (6). 620 - 625. ISSN 0003-4932

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Multiple organ transplantation has come of age. Indications are that it will continue to grow, if not flourish. The complexity of modern surgical care, its multiperson dependency, and the need for the surgeon to retain knowledge and involvement with his patient's care and problems are nowhere more evident than in multiple organ transplantation. Each organ presents its own associated challenges, the prime solution of which lies with a skillful and dedicated surgeon; but with all organs there are challenges of expectantly waiting patients, housing during the wait and for postoperative observation, procurement, erratic scheduling of the operating room, nursing, social service, immunosuppression, immunopathology, interest of hospital public relations and of the news media, and perennial care. This report concerns the growth and development of the multiple organ transplant program at the University Health Center of Pittsburgh and describes some answers to the challenges presented.


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Item Type: Article
Status: Published
CreatorsEmailPitt UsernameORCID
Bahnson, HT
Starzl, TEtes11@pitt.eduTES11
Hakala, TR
Hardesty, RL
Griffith, BP
Iwatsuki, S
Centers: Other Centers, Institutes, Offices, or Units > Thomas E. Starzl Transplantation Institute
Date: 1 January 1986
Date Type: Publication
Journal or Publication Title: Annals of Surgery
Volume: 203
Number: 6
Page Range: 620 - 625
DOI or Unique Handle: 10.1097/00000658-198606000-00006
Institution: University of Pittsburgh
Refereed: Yes
ISSN: 0003-4932
Other ID: uls-drl:31735062116292, Starzl CV No. 670
Date Deposited: 08 Apr 2010 17:11
Last Modified: 02 Feb 2019 13:57


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