Sanford School of Medicine Affiliation
Transplantation and Surgery
Medicine and Health Sciences | Surgery
solid-organ transplantation, abdominal organ transplantation, critical care medicine
The critical care involved in solid-organ transplantation (SOT) is complex. Pre-, intra- and post-transplant care can significantly impact both – patients’ ability to undergo SOT and their peri-operative morbidity and mortality. Much of the care necessary for medical optimization of end-stage organ failure (ESOF) patients to qualify and then successfully undergo SOT, and the management of peri-operative and/or long-term complications thereafter occurs in an intensive care unit (ICU) setting. The current literature specific to critical care in abdominal SOT patients was reviewed. This paper provides a contemporary perspective on the potential multifactorial advantages of sub-specialized transplant critical care units in providing efficient, comprehensive, and collaborative multidisciplinary care.
The Journal of Critical Care Medicine
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Sakpal, Sujit Vijay; Agarwal, Suresh Kumar; Saucedo-Crespo, Hector; Auvenshine, Christopher; Santella, Robert N.; Donahue, Steven; and Steers, Jeffery, "Transplant Critical Care: Is There A Need for Sub-specialized Units? — A Perspective" (2018). Department of Surgery. 1.