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Volume 6,Issue 4

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

Abstract

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

Abstract

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

Abstract

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

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