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ISSN 2577-5820

OBM Transplantation , Volume 4 , Issue 3 (2020)

Pages: 75

Published: October 2020

(This book is a printed edition that was published in OBM Transplantation)

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Cover story: Dutton et al. describe a first technology for specific quantification of the dosage of tissue stem cells in transplantation medicine. Current treatments like cord blood stem cells occur without knowing the dose. The report describes specific counting algorithms with potential to provide this long unavailable information for stem cell transplantation medicine. View this paper.

Volume 4,Issue 3

Open Access Review

Treatment Strategies for Antibody-mediated Rejection in Kidney Transplantation and Its Prevention

Received: 22 August 2020;  Published: 28 September 2020;  doi: 10.21926/obm.transplant.2003119


This article reviews the current treatment strategies of antibody-mediated rejection in kidney transplantation, which is increasingly recognized as the leading immunological cause of graft failure. The pathophysiologic complexity of this condition poses significant challenges for its treatment; however, progress toward advancing our understanding of its pathogenesis and diagnosis will allow for identification of new therapeutic targets. Emphasis is also given to prevention, which is mainly based [...]

Open Access Case Report

Severe Hypercholesterolemia Associated with Steroid-Refractory Acute Liver GVHD: Unusual Complication of Allogeneic Hematopoietic Cell Transplantation

Received: 19 July 2020;  Published: 18 September 2020;  doi: 10.21926/obm.transplant.2003118


Severe hypercholesterolemia is an uncommon complication of allogenic hematopoietic cell transplantation (HCT). Treatment options for hypercholesterolemia due to liver graft-versus-host disease (GVHD) are limited because many antilipidemic medications are known to worsen hepatic functions. We report our experience on a case of a 38-year-old male with Philadelphia chromosome positive acute lymphoblastic leukemia presenting with steroid-refractory hepatic and lower gastrointestinal acute GVHD after [...]

Open Access Research Article

A Computational Simulation Technology for Specific Counting of Perinatal and Postnatal Human Tissue Stem Cells for Transplantation Medicine

Received: 22 April 2020;  Published: 28 August 2020;  doi: 10.21926/obm.transplant.2003117


Although tissue stem cells are essential for the maintenance, renewal, and repair of vertebrate organs and tissues, previously, the simple act of counting them has not been possible. For more than a half-century, progress in tissue stem cell research and medicine has been undermined by the lack of a means to determine tissue stem cell number. In particular, a major unmet need for stem cell transplantation medicine has been a way to quantify the specific dosage of tissue stem cell treatments. The [...]

Open Access Case Report

The Use of ECMO in Treatment of Post Liver Transplant Septic Shock

Received: 28 May 2020;  Published: 17 August 2020;  doi: 10.21926/obm.transplant.2003116


Liver transplant is a life-saving therapy for patients with end stage liver disease and liver cancer. Liver re-transplantation cases are usually more challenging and riskier than primary surgery, they require careful consideration and larger recourse utilization. Decision making on who receives transplantation surgery includes individual patient risks and benefits, physician judgment, specific transplant center policies, surgical experience, geographic organ availability, and ethical considerati [...]

Open Access Review

Pancreatic Islet Cell Transplantation: Graft Stability and Metabolic Outcomes

Received: 07 June 2020;  Published: 07 July 2020;  doi: 10.21926/obm.transplant.2003115


Pancreatic islet transplantation is a rapidly evolving field. It has been increasingly regarded as a promising approach for the correction of dysglycemia associated with type 1 diabetes mellitus (allogenic islet transplantation), or the prevention of surgical diabetes in chronic pancreatitis subjects undergoing total pancreatectomy (autologous islet transplantation). In this review, we discuss the latest literature pertaining to metabolic outcomes of autologous and allogenic islet transplantatio [...]

Open Access Original Research

Single-Center Outcomes of Heart Transplantation in Patients with Pulmonary Hypertension Bridged with Mechanical Circulatory Support

Received: 14 April 2020;  Published: 06 July 2020;  doi: 10.21926/obm.transplant.2003114


In advanced heart failure, orthotopic heart transplantation (OHT) remains the standard for definitive treatment. Patients with heart failure and concomitant pulmonary hypertension (PH) represent a challenging subgroup, with poor outcomes following OHT. Recently, Mechanical Circulatory Support (MCS) devices have been utilized as a bridge to OHT for these patients. Patients with MCS devices who underwent OHT were evaluated at a single center. Patients were stratified into three groups, depending o [...]