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ISSN 2577-5820

OBM Transplantation , Volume 8 , Issue 1 (2024)

Pages: 46

Published: May 2024

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

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Cover story: In patients with end-stage lung disease, lung transplantation can improve survival and quality of life. Post transplantation, airway complications can occur due to various factors and are associated with significant morbidity. In this article, we review the different airway complications and ways to manage them. View this paper.

Volume 8,Issue 1

Open Access Review

Airway Complications after Lung Transplantation

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


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 transplant airway complications, the most common being anastomotic ischemia, pulmonary infections, surgical technique and allograph dysfunction. Common complications include formation of granulation tiss [...]

Open Access Communication

Calculated Human Leucocyte Antigens Evolutionary Divergence (cHED)

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


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, they possess an enhanced capacity to trigger a targeted immune reaction. The divergent allele advantage hypothesis is an extension of heterozygous advantage, considering the excessive sequence diver [...]

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


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 etiology as infection or acute rejection. Multiple risk factors have been associated with this condition. Despite its significant effect on the mortality of transplanted patients, there is still a la [...]

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


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 parenteral nutrition in this setting. This observational, non-randomized, retrospective, exploratory cohort study assessed the nutritional development in patients following high-dose chemotherapy (HDCT) with A [...]

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


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 recognize reviewer contributions through several mechanisms, of which the annual publication of reviewer names is one. Reviewers receive a voucher entitling them to a discount on their next LIDSEN publ [...]