By Roy Calne
In the previous few years the transplantation of organs in guy has acquired exposure remarkable in clinical background. the 1st middle grafts have been coated through press, radio, and tv on a scal~ equiva lent to the inside track of the outbreak of an immense struggle. Unwarranted and indulgent optimism has been by means of sour feedback. This has undermined public self belief within the scientific career and heavily impeded growth in a huge endeavour geared toward decreasing human affliction. This unlucky state of affairs has arisen from common lack of know-how among the general public and the clinical career of the heritage, current achievements, and destiny strength of organ grafting. brief statements through specialists, usually misquoted or lower brief by means of tv interviewers, and misinformed derogatory pronouncements through prejudiced medically certified males, without wisdom of the sector, have produced a sorry kingdom of bewilderment. it's the goal of this e-book to try to explain organ transplantation. the rules of organ transplantation are universal to all organs yet i'm going to confine many of the dialogue to transplantation of 4 important organs, specifically the kidney, liver, center, and lung. ROY CALNE Cambridge January 1970 CONTENTS Preface IX checklist of Illustrations Xlll Acknowledgements XVll I. the assumption I II. THE surgical procedure 7 III. REJECTION 15 IV. PREVENTION OF REJECTION 23 v. TISSUEMATCHING 39 VI. ORGAN maintenance forty seven VII. compatible DONORS fifty three VIII. ORGAN TRANSPLANTS fifty seven IX. ETHICS AND THE legislation eighty one X.
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Nevertheless Imuran is an extremely valuable drug and has been used as the sheet anchor of immunosuppressive treatment in most patients with organ grafts. High doses are given initially, but after three to four months, if the transplant is functioning well, the dose is cautiously diminished, but most patients do require continuation of treatment indefinitely. Even minute doses, years after transplantation, may be essential to maintain a peaceful coexistence PREVENTION OF REJECTION FIG. 23. Diagram of a kidney allograft at six mOllths in an animal treated with azathioprine (I) compared with a similar kidney allograft at sel'e1l days in an animal receiving no immunosuppressive treatment (2).
To keep a kidney for I2-72 hours a continuous perfusion apparatus is required. The principle here is to provide the organ with an artificial circulation, of cool oxygenated physiological solutions (Fig. 27). This type of organ preservation contains complicated bulky machinery with the disadvantages that there are risks of electrical or mechanical faults developing. There is also a serious hazard that infective bacteria may gain access to the ORGAN PRESERVATION preserved kidney coolin g jacket - -- - oxygenation chamber Diagram of organ preservation by continuous cold perfusion.
To prevent these complications 34 PREVENTION OF REJECTION the red cell antibodies must be absorbed before use by contact of the serum with dog red blood cells in vitro. Effective sera will then prolong the survival of allografts in dogs, but the resulting immunosuppression falls far short of that found with ALS in rodents. Attempts have been made to remove ineffective and potentially dangerous protein from ALS. Analysis of the proteins has shown injected into a horse repeatedly lymphocytes removed from man (thoracic duct) Q I blood removed from horse after it had produced antibodies to human lymphocytes serum~O red cells ~ II serum separated from red cells = ALS (Anti-lymphocyte serum) ~ active globulin prepared from ALS used to treat patients with organ transplants = ALG (Anti-lymphocyte globulin) FIG.