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ISSN 2577-5820

OBM Transplantation , Volume 5 , Issue 4 (2021)

Pages: 50

Published: May 2022

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

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Cover story:Due to increasing shortages in the number of organs available for kidney transplants, transplantation with HCV and HIV-positive deceased donor kidneys has become a viable solution to this problem. The use of Hepatitis C and HIV donors is a cost-effective way to increase the rates of transplantation. View this paper.

Volume 5,Issue 4

Open Access Original Research

The Donor – Recipient Weight Ratio is a Reliable Marker for Cell Yield in Hematopoietic Stem Cell Donations

Received: 22 November 2021;  Published: 24 December 2021;  doi: 10.21926/obm.transplant.2104156


Bone marrow transplants remain an import source of hematopoietic stem cells for patients suffering from specific diseases like aplastic anemia, for pediatric patients with malignant and non-malignant blood cell disorders, and for situations in which graft-versus-host disease (GvHD) is a concern. Identifying the optimal donor to achieve a 3-5 x 108/kg of recipient weight TNC yield may be challenging. In an analysis of 687 consecutive donors, donor and procedure [...]

Open Access Communication

Adipose Tissue as a Useful Material for the Grafting of Tumorigenic Cells and Juvenile Tissues in Mice

Received: 15 March 2021;  Published: 04 November 2021;  doi: 10.21926/obm.transplant.2104155


Although the aging process expands the adipose tissue habitation in mice and due to its close association with the female reproductive system, it can be easily exposed surgically under anesthesia when reproductive organs (including ovary, oviduct, and part of the uterus) are pulled and exposed onto the dorsal skin. This study aimed to consider the suitability of adipose tissue as a target for manipulation, particularly for the graftin [...]

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Economic Considerations in Using HCV and HIV Positive Donors for Kidney Transplant

Received: 29 August 2021;  Published: 18 October 2021;  doi: 10.21926/obm.transplant.2104154


End Stage Renal Disease is becoming more prevalent in the United States of America, with demand for kidney transplant exceeding the available organ supply. A novel method to increase the donor pool has been to consider transplanting organs from deceased patients who have had Hepatitis C Virus (HCV) or Human Immunodeficiency Virus (HIV) infections. Transplants with HCV infected kidneys are becoming more prevalent, due to increased organ supply due to increased mortality from injection [...]

Open Access Original Research

Experience with Alpha-1 Proteinase Replacement Post-Lung Transplantation in Alpha-1 Antitrypsin Deficiency: A Single Center Case Series

Received: 14 July 2021;  Published: 15 October 2021;  doi: 10.21926/obm.transplant.2104153


Alpha-1 antitrypsin deficiency (AATD) accounts for approximately 5% of lung transplants (LTx) performed annually. No studies have addressed the potential benefit of ongoing alpha-1 proteinase inhibitor (A1-PI) replacement to AATD patients post-LTx. Our primary objective was to assess potential benefits of continually administering A1-PI from pre- to post-transplantation for AATD LTx recipients. A retrospective case series was performed on AATD LTx recipients between 2002 and 2018. Da [...]