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

Peril and Promise: The Present and Future of Kidney Transplantation

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

Guest Editor

Steven Potter, MD, FACS

Transplant Program Director, Chair of Division of Transplantation, East Texas Medical Center, 1100 E. Lake St., Ste. 340, Tyler, TX 75701, USA

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Research Interests: renal transplantation; pancreas transplantation; living kidney donation; transplant immunosuppression; urology; urologic oncology

About This Topic

Renal transplantation is the gold standard therapy for treatment of end stage renal failure. However, the supply of living and deceased donor kidneys continues to be inadequate to meet demand. Long-term outcomes after renal transplantation improved dramatically for years, but have been relatively stable for the last decade. This special edition is open to submissions regarding existing and potential mechanisms to improve access to, and outcomes after, renal transplantation. Manuscripts are sought that address deceased donor kidney allocation, selection, and preservation, efforts to increase the utilization of high-risk organs, current and potential changes to the allocation system and regulatory environment, xenotransplantation, stem cell therapy, and novel immunosuppression approaches likely to impact outcomes and access to transplantation. We also seek manuscripts evaluating or proposing mechanisms to increase living donation via paired and chain donation, as well as ABO incompatible and crossmatch positive living donor transplants.

Planned Papers

Title: Tolerance in Kidney Transplantation
Authors: Yasir Qazi, Zaid Haddad, Irene Qazi

Publication

Open Access Research Article

Long-Term Exposure to Fine Particulate Matter (PM2.5) and Cardiovascular Disease Mortality among Renal Transplant Recipients

Received: 11 August 2019;  Published: 17 December 2019;  doi: 10.21926/obm.transplant.1904095

Abstract

Background: Substantial evidence has been used to establish links between air pollution and increased risks of overall health morbidity and mortality, especially for respiratory and cardiovascular diseases. However, very few investigations have explored these relationships among highly sensitive pop [...]
Open Access Research Article

KAS Turns Four: The State of Deceased Donor Kidney Allocation in the U.S.

Received: 14 December 2018;  Published: 22 January 2019;  doi: 10.21926/obm.transplant.1901041

Abstract

Background: This study examines very recent trends in deceased donor kidney transplantation to assess the performance of the kidney allocation system (KAS), implemented December 4, 2014, and whether bolus effects associated with KAS have stabilized nearly four years after implementation. Method [...]
Open Access Case Report

Ectopic Pelvic Kidney with Anomalous Vascular Supply during Deceased Organ Procurement – Case Report

Received: 13 August 2018;  Published: 21 September 2018;  doi: 10.21926/obm.transplant.1803020

Abstract

Even though renal ectopia is common, there have been very few reports of these kidneys being used for transplantation. The concerns with using such kidneys are subnormal function, ureteral anomalies and complications and anomalous arterial supply which makes arterial reconstruction challenging. Majo [...]
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