Acute management of children with liver disease and liver transplantation has rapidly evolved over the last two decades due to worldwide availability of complex liver surgery and liver transplantation. This book edited by Prof Dhawan and Dr Shanmugam, who have hands on experience in managing children with complex liver disease, its complications and liver transplant recepients, provides to a very practical approach to all the team members involved in paediatric transplantation like ; Hepatologists, anaesthetists, surgeons, intensivists, transplant coordinators, nurses and trainees at all levels and specialities. Topics covered include management of common liver problems, liver based metabolic disorders and peri-operative care protocols in paediatric liver transplantation. It also provides up to date information on drug dosage and infusion calculations for common drugs used in liver disease.
Dr Naresh Shanmugam is a highly qualified paediatric hepatologist and heads the Pediatric Liver, GI and Nutrition unit at Dr. Rela Institute and Medical Centre, Chennai, India. He is also the Director of the Institute of Advanced Paediatrics, which specializes in multi organ transplantation in children. He has worked at King's College Hospital and Chelsea and Westminster Hospital, both in London. His area of special interest is metabolic liver diseases and liver intensive care. He is a fellow of Royal College of Paediatrics and Child Health, UK and alumnus of the University of Surrey, Guildford, Madras Medical College & Research Institute, Chennai and Stanley Medical College, Chennai. Dr. Shanmugam has written several publications related to paediatric liver diseases.
Prof Anil Dhawan is a consultant in paediatric hepatology at King's College Hospital, London. He is the Head of the Liver GI and Nutrition Centre and Mowat Labs and the Corporate Medical Director of the Variety Children's Hospital, London. Prof Dhawan is the founder and the Head the Basic Science Laboratories (MowatLabs) at the Institute of Liver Studies, King's College Hospital, London.
He has held board-level appointments at the European Society of Pediatric Gastroenterology, Hepatology and Nutrition, International Liver Transplantation Society and Cell Transplantation Society. He was the President of the Cell Transplant and Regenerative Medicine Society. He is on the editorial board of several journals and has published more than 300 peer-reviewed articles in the field of hepatology and hepatocyte transplantation and has edited four textbooks on liver disease in children and hepatocyte transplantation. He is a regular invited speaker at prestigious adult and paediatric liver meetings across the world.