OBM Transplantation

(ISSN 2577-5820)

OBM Transplantation is an international peer-reviewed Open Access journal, which covers all evidence-based scientific studies related to transplantation, including: transplantation procedures and the maintenance of transplanted tissues or organs; assimilation of grafted tissue and the reconstitution of removed organs or parts of organs; transplantation of heart, lung, kidney, liver, pancreatic islets and bone marrow, etc. Areas related to clinical and experimental transplantation are also of interest.

OBM Transplantation is committed to rapid review and publication, and we aim at serving the international transplant community with high accessibility as well as relevant and high quality content.

We welcome original clinical studies as well as basic science, reviews, short reports/rapid communications, case reports, opinions, technical notes, book reviews as well as letters to the editor. 

Indexing: DOAJ-Directory of Open Access Journals.

Archiving: full-text archived in CLOCKSS.

Rapid publication: manuscripts are undertaken in 7 days from acceptance to publication (median values for papers published in this journal in the first half of 2019, 1-2 days of FREE language polishing time is also included in this period).

Current Issue: 2020  Archive: 2019 2018 2017

Special Issue

Diagnosis and Management of Infections in Solid Organ Transplant Recipients

Submission Deadline: October 30, 2018 (Open) Submit Now

Guest Editor

Maricar Malinis, MD FACP, FIDSA

Assistant Professor of Medicine and Surgery (Transplant), Medical Director, Transplant Infectious Diseases, Section of Infectious Diseases, Yale School of Medicine, New Haven, CT, USA;
Department of Surgery (Transplant), Yale School of Medicine, New Haven, CT, USA
Tel.: 203 785 3561

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Research Interests: Aging; Cytomegalovirus; Fungi; HIV; Transplantation; Immunocompromised host; Transplant infectious diseases

About This Topic

Solid organ transplantation is an established life -saving therapy for end-organ diseases of the kidney, liver, heart, and lungs. The improved patient and graft survivals have been attributed to advancements in surgical techniques and effective immunosuppressive therapies. However, immune suppression, pre-existing co-morbidities, and potential surgical complications can result in infectious complications after organ transplantation. In this particular issue of OBM transplantation, solicited articles will focus on review of current approaches to the diagnosis and management of post-transplant infections in solid organ transplant recipients due to bacterial, viral and fungal pathogens. Each article will also address strategies of screening and prevention of post-transplant infections.


Open Access Review

Endemic Mycoses and Cryptococcus in Solid Organ Transplant Recipients

Omer Eugene Beaird, Deepa Nanayakkara, Pryce Gaynor, Joanna Schaenman
Received: April 05, 2019; Published: July 26, 2019; doi:10.21926/obm.transplant.1903075

Open Access Review

Non-CMV Viral Infections Following Solid-Organ Transplantation – Focus on Human T-Cell Lymphotropic Virus Type-1 and Human Herpesviruses-6,-7 and -8

Katerina G. Oikonomou, Sarah Taimur
Received: February 14, 2019; Published: June 17, 2019; doi:10.21926/obm.transplant.1902066

Open Access Review

Respiratory Viral Infections in Lung Transplant Recipients: Implications for Long Term Outcomes and Emerging Therapies

Sheila Krishnan, Chadi Hage, Raymond Coakley, David van Duin, Leonard Jason Lobo
Received: February 18, 2019; Published: June 10, 2019; doi:10.21926/obm.transplant.1902065

Open Access Case Report

Secondary Antibody Deficiency in a Heart Recipient with Systemic Aspergillosis

Javier Carbone, Juan Fernandez-Yañez, Iago Sousa, Patricia Muñoz, Elizabeth Sarmiento
Received: November 23, 2018; Published: March 22, 2019; doi:10.21926/obm.transplant.1901058

Open Access Review

Role of Procalcitonin in Management of Infection in Solid Organ Transplantation Recipients: Review

Dagan Coppock, Caytlin Deering, Shara Epstein, Dong Heun Lee
Received: December 23, 2018; Published: March 01, 2019; doi:10.21926/obm.transplant.1901054

Open Access Review

New Frontiers in Solid Organ Transplantation from Donors with Human Immunodeficiency Virus, Hepatitis C Virus Infection, and Multidrug Resistant Organisms

Jessica Lum, Sherif B. Mossad
Received: October 26, 2018; Published: February 14, 2019; doi:10.21926/obm.transplant.1901050

Open Access Review

Tuberculosis Screening and Treatment in Solid Organ Transplantation

David J. Epstein, Aruna K. Subramanian
Received: November 18, 2018; Published: February 12, 2019; doi:10.21926/obm.transplant.1901048

Open Access Review

Challenges in Diagnosis and Management of Nontuberculous Mycobacteria in Solid Organ Transplantation

Joanna K. Nelson, Aruna Subramanian
Received: November 30, 2018; Published: February 01, 2019; doi:10.21926/obm.transplant.1901047

Open Access Perspective

Solid Organ Transplantation in Older Adults. Infectious and Other Age-Related Considerations

Marion Hemmersbach-Miller, Cameron R. Wolfe, Kenneth E. Schmader
Received: November 30, 2018; Published: February 01, 2019; doi:10.21926/obm.transplant.1901046

Open Access Case Report

Isolated Hepatic Mucormycosis in the Early Post-Transplant Period: A Case Report and Literature Review

Michael Czapka, Carlos A.Q. Santos, Laurie A. Proia
Received: October 8, 2018; Published: February 1, 2019; doi:10.21926/obm.transplant.1901045

Open Access Review

Parvovirus B19 Infection in Solid Organ Transplantation: Report of A Case and A Review

Margaret E. Newman, Kenneth Pursell, David Pitrak
Received: November 05, 2018; Published: January 21, 2019; doi:10.21926/obm.transplant.1901040

Open Access Review

Chagas Disease, Leishmaniasis, and Malaria in Solid Organ Transplant Recipients

Spinello Antinori, Laura Milazzo
Received: October 28, 2018; Published: January 15, 2019; doi:10.21926/obm.transplant.1901039

Open Access Review

A Tale of Two Flaviviruses: West Nile Virus and Zika Virus in Solid Organ Transplantation

Makeda L. Robinson, Kyle Enriquez, Dora Y. Ho
Received: November 02, 2018; Published: January 09, 2019; doi:10.21926/obm.transplant.1901038

Open Access Review

An Approach to Fungal Diagnostics in Solid Organ Transplantation

David C. Gaston, Marwan M. Azar
Received: November 14, 2018; Published: December 29, 2018; doi:10.21926/obm.transplant.1804037

Open Access Review

Strongyloidiasis in Solid Organ Transplantation

Ashrit Multani, Stanley Deresinski
Received: October 31, 2018; Published: December 27, 2018; doi:10.21926/obm.transplant.1804035

Open Access Research Article

The Impact of Allograft CXCL9 during Respiratory Infection on the Risk of Chronic Lung Allograft Dysfunction

Michael Y. Shino, Ariss DerHovanessian, David M. Sayah, Rajan Saggar, Ying Ying Xue, Abbas Ardehali, Barry R. Stripp, David J. Ross, Joseph P. Lynch, Robert M. Elashoff, S. Samuel Weigt, John A. Belperio
Received: September 11, 2018; Published: November 30, 2018; doi:10.21926/obm.transplant.1804029