The Transplanted Organs
The Thoracic Organs
Dr. Starzl’s interest in thoracic transplantation was reflected in his co-authorship of approximately 3 dozen publications on heart or lung transplantation. His role in most of the cases was to assist in the transfer of immunosuppression advances made with the kidney and liver [ref 1]. The only thoracic paper from Colorado described the first documented example of hyperacute rejection of a cardiac allograft [ref 2] (See The Science & Politics of Tissue Matching). The most highly cited Pittsburgh thoracic paper on which Dr. Starzl was an author was a report of combined heart and liver transplantation in a child with hypercholesterolemia (Figure 1) [ref 3].
Publications cited in this Discussion and all publications incorporated under the heading of Thoracic Organ Transplantation are graphically illustrated in Figure 2 and Figure 3 respectively. Heat map summary of individual article citations is provided in Figure 4.
- Todo S, Fung JJ, Starzl TE, Tzakis A, Demetris AJ, Kormos R, Jain A, Alessiani M, Takaya S: Liver, kidney, and thoracic organ transplantation under FK 506. Ann Surg 212:295-305, 1990.
- Weil R III, Clarke DR, Iwaki Y, Porter KA, Koep LJ, Paton BC, Terasaki PI, Starzl TE: Hyperacute rejection of a transplanted human heart. Transplantation 32:71-72, 1981.
- Starzl TE, Bilheimer DW, Bahnson HT, Shaw BW Jr, Hardesty RL, Griffith BP, Iwatsuki S, Zitelli BJ, Gartner JC Jr, Malatack JJ, Urbach AH: Heart-liver transplantation in a patient with familial hypercholesterolemia. Lancet 1:1382-1383, 1984.
- See Thoracic Organs Appendix for complete references and rank order citations
Stormie Jones, the famous child with hypercholesterolemia who underwent combined heart and liver transplantation
Cumulative annual citation frequencies of publications related to Theme of Thoracic Organ Transplantation.