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ISSN 2577-5820

OBM Transplantation , Volume 6 , Issue 4 (2022)

Pages: 41

Published: February 2023

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

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Cover story:The improvement and organization of the national transplantation program in Croatia have resulted in a steadily increasing donor rate and transplantation numbers. The appointment of national and hospital coordinators, the new legislation adoption, international cooperation with Eurotransplant and public awareness campaigns are the key elements of the donor program's success.View this paper.

Volume 6,Issue 4

Open Access Editorial

Islet Transplantation: How Much Have We Advanced and How to Keep Moving Forward?

Received: 11 December 2022;  Published: 19 December 2022;  doi: 10.21926/obm.transplant.2204171

Open Access Original Research

Shifting Pancreas Transplantation Rates and Demographics are the Culmination of Many Strategic Policy Changes

Received: 06 September 2022;  Published: 21 November 2022;  doi: 10.21926/obm.transplant.2204170


The 2014 Pancreas Allocation System established national qualifying criteria for simultaneous kidney pancreas (SPK) transplantation. The 2019 UNOS Pancreas Transplantation Committee Policy 11.3.B modified these guidelines to expand transplantation. Subsequent effects on recipient demographics have not been studied. We analyzed 81 SPK transplantations performed at our center from Ju [...]

Open Access Opinion

"Let's Live Life - Let's Give Life”: Donor Program Improvement as the Key to Transplantation Success in 21st Century - A Croatian Experience

Received: 30 August 2022;  Published: 15 November 2022;  doi: 10.21926/obm.transplant.2204169


Transplantation is a widely accepted and successful life-saving treatment for hundreds of thousands of patients. However, transplant medicine still faces a number of obstacles. One of the most significant is the large disparity between the number of donors and recipients and the growing need for re-transplantation. In the last two decades, the improvement and organization of the national transplantation program in Croatia have resulte [...]

Open Access Original Research

Hepatitis B Reactivation in HBsAg Negative Renal Transplant Patients with Evidence of Previous HBV Infection: A Not Neglectable Occurrence

Received: 22 June 2022;  Published: 26 October 2022;  doi: 10.21926/obm.transplant.2204168


Hepatitis B virus (HBV) infection is frequent among patients with chronic kidney disease (CKD). HBV reactivation after kidney transplant (KT) is more common in patients with HBsAg+; however, it can also occur in previously infected individuals, particularly those with HBsAg negative and total antiHBc positive (HBsAg-/antiHBcT+). However, reactivation in this population has scarce and conflicting data. This study aimed to assess the reactivation risk in KT recipients with previous HBV [...]

Open Access Interview

An Interview with Prof. Haval Shirwan

Received: 09 October 2022;  Published: 17 October 2022;  doi: 10.21926/obm.transplant.2204167