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Open Access Review

Thrombotic Microangiopathy in Solid Organ Transplantation

Received: 31 January 2024;  Published: 10 April 2024;  doi: 10.21926/obm.transplant.2402211

Abstract

Thrombotic Microangiopathy (TMA) is a syndrome characterized by microangiopathic hemolytic anemia (MAHA) and thrombocytopenia. The presence of schistocytes on peripheral smear, a negative Coombs test, elevated lactate dehydrogenase, increased reticulocyte count and low haptoglobin are often the clue [...]

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Open Access Review

Management of Steatosis in Living Donors: Where Do We Stand?

Received: 23 October 2023;  Published: 01 April 2024;  doi: 10.21926/obm.transplant.2402210

Abstract

With the progressive rise in rates of liver transplantation, stagnant donor pool, and social factors, living donor liver transplantation (LDLT) forms the majority of liver transplantations performed in Asian countries. As the global prevalence of metabolic-associated fatty liver disease (MAFLD) is i [...]

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Open Access Review

Airway Complications after Lung Transplantation

Received: 12 September 2023;  Published: 27 March 2024;  doi: 10.21926/obm.transplant.2401209

Abstract

Lung transplantation in patients with end stage lung disease can improve survival and quality of life. Airway complication incidence varies between 2-33%, but the true incidence is difficult to determine due to a lack of validated classification systems. There are many risk factors for post lung tra [...]

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Open Access Communication

Calculated Human Leucocyte Antigens Evolutionary Divergence (cHED)

Received: 15 December 2023;  Published: 11 March 2024;  doi: 10.21926/obm.transplant.2401208

Abstract

Human Leucocyte Antigens (HLA) constitute a highly polymorphic set of genes pivotal to the immune response. The HLA heterozygous advantage hypothesis assumes that heterozygous individuals at the HLA level have a wider range of peptides for T cell recognition than homozygous individuals. Consequently [...]

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Open Access Review

Chronic Lung Allograft Dysfunction, a Review in 2023

Received: 25 May 2023;  Published: 20 February 2024;  doi: 10.21926/obm.transplant.2401207

Abstract

Chronic allograft dysfunction (CLAD) is one of the leading causes of death after lung transplantation [1]. CLAD is a progressive and irreversible decline in lung function after transplant, manifested as an obstructive, restrictive, or mixed ventilatory impairment without any identifiable [...]

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Open Access Original Research

Evaluation of Total Parenteral Nutrition in the Autologous Transplantation Setting in Patients with AML: A Retrospective Exploratory Analysis

Received: 29 July 2023;  Published: 04 February 2024;  doi: 10.21926/obm.transplant.2401206

Abstract

Malnutrition remains a clinical challenge in AML patients undergoing autologous hematopoietic stem cell transplantation (ASCT), leading to physical deconditioning and prolonged hospitalization. Prospective data are mainly lacking to identify those patients who may particularly benefit from parentera [...]

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Open Access Editorial

Acknowledgement to Reviewers of OBM Transplantation in 2023

Received: 03 January 2024;  Published: 04 January 2024;  doi: 10.21926/obm.transplant.2401205

Abstract

The editors of OBM Transplantation would like to express their sincere gratitude to the following reviewers for assessing manuscripts in 2023. We greatly appreciate the contribution of expert reviewers, which is crucial to the journal’s editorial process. We aim to r [...]

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Open Access Original Research

Immune-Suppression Modulation in Solid Organ Transplant Recipients Admitted for COVID-19

Received: 14 June 2023;  Published: 01 December 2023;  doi: 10.21926/obm.transplant.2304204

Abstract

SARS-CoV-2 infection has significantly impacted solid organ transplant (SOT) recipients, who are at high risk of disease and worse outcomes. Moreover, therapeutic management in this population is not precise yet. Our study aimed to evaluate the overall survival of SOT recipients and pred [...]

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Open Access Review

Lung Donor Selection and Management: An Updated Review

Received: 09 July 2023;  Published: 23 November 2023;  doi: 10.21926/obm.transplant.2304203

Abstract

The shortage of donor lungs for transplantation is a major challenge, resulting in longer waitlist times for patients with a higher risk of waitlist mortality. It is crucial to continue promoting awareness about organ donation through legislation, public campaigns, and health care provider education [...]

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Acute Rejection of the Lung Allograft: Phenotypes and Management

Received: 08 June 2023;  Published: 21 November 2023;  doi: 10.21926/obm.transplant.2304202

Abstract

Treatment options for end stage lung diseases are limited to stabilizing lung failure, decreasing disease progression, and symptom management, but significant reversal of lost lung function is often not possible. For well selected patients, lung transplantation may be a viable option to improve both [...]

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