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 6 days from acceptance to publication (median values for papers published in this journal in the first half of 2020, 1-2 days of FREE language polishing time is also included in this period). A first decision provided to authors of manuscripts submitted to this journal are approximately 3.7 weeks (median values) after submission.

Current Issue: 2020  Archive: 2019 2018 2017

Special Issue

Infectious Complications in Hematopoietic Stem Cell Transplantation

Submission Deadline: November 30, 2019 (Open) Submit Now

Guest Editor

Dora Ho, MD, PhD

Clinical Associate Professor, Clinical Chief, Division and Infectious Diseases & Geographic Medicine, Department of Medicine, Stanford University, USA
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Research Interests: Infectious Diseases, Immunocompromised Host, infection complications in immunocompromised patients, such as those with bone marrow transplant, solid organ transplant, cancers and other forms of immunodeficiency

About the Topic

Hematopoietic cell transplantation (HCT) is a life-saving procedure for many patients, but depending of the specific types of transplant and the protocols employed, transplant recipients may face various peri- or post-transplant complications that can cause significant morbidity and mortality. In particular, HCT recipients are at substantial risk for infections, from those of nosocomial nature that affect hospitalized patients in general, to those rare opportunistic infections that manifest only in profoundly immunocompromised hosts. Caring for HCT patients demands much expertise and dedication. Especially, Infectious Diseases physicians that specialize in HCT need to familiarize themselves with the basic principles of HCT and understand the functioning of the immune system at different time of the HCT process. They also need to be aware of the HCT recipients’ risk factors to various types of infection and be knowledgeable of a myriad of clinical syndromes associated with HCT, from both infectious and noninfectious etiologies.

In this particular issue of the journal, authors are invited to share their experiences and challenges regarding infectious complications in HCT, in the form of editorials, case reports, clinical research articles and reviews and so on.

Publication

Open Access Research Article

Febrile Neutropenia in Children: Etiologies, Outcomes, and Risk Factors with Prolonged Fever

Received: 27 November 2019;  Published: 21 February 2020;  doi: 10.21926/obm.transplant.2001102

Abstract

Most studies of children with prolonged fever and neutropenia (PFN) have focused on invasive fungal disease (IFD) as the etiology of fever and not on other causes. Data are lacking regarding risk factors and adverse outcomes in pediatric cancer patients with PFN compared with those whose fevers reso [...]
Open Access Review

Hematopoietic Stem Cell Transplantation in Refractory Celiac Disease: An Overview with Focus on Infectious Complications

Received: 16 December 2019;  Published: 18 February 2020;  doi: 10.21926/obm.transplant.2001101

Abstract

Refractory celiac disease (RCD) is a rare condition in which a known celiac patient, usually an adult, suffers from persistence or recurrence of gluten-related symptomatology, laboratory abnormalities, and inflammatory enteropathy despite following an optimal dietary therapy with gluten-free diet (G [...]
Open Access Review

Utility of Fungal Cell Markers in Pediatric Bone Marrow Transplant Recipients for Screening and Diagnosis of Invasive Fungal Infections

Received: 12 November 2019;  Published: 04 February 2020;  doi: 10.21926/obm.transplant.2001098

Abstract

Invasive fungal disease (IFD) is a significant contributor to morbidity and mortality in pediatric patients undergoing hematopoietic stem cell transplantation (HSCT). Early detection and timely initiation of antifungal therapy is important for improved outcome, but diagnosis remains difficult, espec [...]
Open Access Review

Viral Infections in Allogeneic Hematopoietic Stem Cell Transplant Recipients: Literature Review

Received: 25 June 2019;  Published: 26 August 2019;  doi: 10.21926/obm.transplant.1903081

Abstract

Hematopoietic stem cell transplant (HSCT) recipients are at an increased risk of bacterial, viral, fungal and parasitic infections. Past exposures to infections, the degree of immunosuppression, prolonged neutropenia and presence of graft versus host disease (GVHD) are some of the factors which make [...]
Open Access Research Article

Never Say Never: Unexpected Pulmonary Pathogens Found on Autopsy in Hematopoietic Cell Transplantation Recipients

Received: 03 June 2019;  Published: 29 July 2019;  doi: 10.21926/obm.transplant.1903076

Abstract

Hematopoietic cell transplantation is frequently complicated by infectious disease-related complications, especially pneumonia. Candida and enterococci are often overlooked as pulmonary pathogens with some clinicians firmly believing that these organisms never cause pneumonia. Here, we present a ser [...]
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