WORD OF THE AUTHOR - RIJEČ AUTORA
is one of the most complex areas of medicine. Starting with relatively
modest beginnings this discipline has quickly reached the scientific
advancement becoming the forerunner of the modern clinical medicine.
Transplantation of the kidney, hearth, pancreas and other organs
is possible now due to the successful treatments of vital organ
diseases, which in the past had the fatal end.
book represents the introduction to the field of the organ transplantation,
a field founded on clinical and scientific experience of the colleagues.
This book came about as the result of the joint effort of several
assistants-specialists from various areas of organ transplantation.
This book represents the immense advancement to the scientific
progress that was made in the course of the from the last decades.
The progress was made by providing a clear overview of the current
status of the transplantation science jointly accomplished by
my colleagues Yale University's Yale New Haven hospital (USA),
and clinical-university cities Sarajevo and Tuzla, Bosnia and
part of this book provides the important contribution for the
development of the politic of establishing organ donors in Bosnia
and Herzegovina having in mind the non-systematic law regulations
in this area. The questions about transplantation of the specific
organs are covered in the special part of the book. This book
touches and analyzes questions such as: immune-suppressive medications
as well as modern diagnostic and psychological problems of the
patients after the transplantation. Modern diagnostics requires
more multi-disciplinary approach to the problem of kidney transplantation.
This book tries to illustrate the necesserity of the continue,
close coordination between medical disciplines which would enable
successful transplantation of almost all organs for which indication
YOU NOTE - RIJEČI ZAHVALNOSTI
am especially thankful to his Excellency, Clifford Bond, Ambassador
of the United States to Bosnia and Herzegovina. In addition, I
would like to thank the following individuals from the U.S. Embassy's
Office of Public Affairs who supported me during the Fulbright
application process: Douglas Ebner, Janet Miller, Elizabeta Delalic,
Edwina Sagitto, and Lynn Cummings.
Their assistance contributed to the immense success of my stay
at Yale University, which culminated in the writing of this book.
I express my gratitude to all of the dedicated employees at the
United States Embassy who help to keep peace in my homeland and
who share my vision for a bright and prosperous future for Bosnia
and Herzegovina. The special thanks go to my host at the Yale
University's Yale New Haven School Medicine-Section for Nephrology
and Transplantation, Professor Dr. Asghar Rastegar and Professor
Dr. Peter Aronson. I would like to thank my other distinguished
colleagues from the prestigious Yale University in New Haven,
I want to thank my respectably reviewers Prof. Dr. Midhat Haracic,
Prof. Dr. Faruk Dalagija, Prof. Dr. Emir Kabil, Prof. Dr. Jacob
Bergsiand, Prim. Dr. Enver Efendic, who gave me invaluable suggestions
in the preparation of this book.
I would also like to thank the staff of the GRADUATE CLUB in New
Haven Connecticut (USA), in which I spent one school year, for
providing me with the best circumstances for writing this book.
I can not to mention the immense contribution of my family currently
residing in the United States of America. I must especially emphasize
and praise the help of my dear nephews Oggi Ridic and Goran Ridic,
who have been non-selfishly helping me to complete this work with
their advanced knowledge of English, Bosnian and Information Technology.
In conclusion, their effort in preparation of technical details
of this book is also deeply appreciated.