OBM Transplantation (ISSN 2577-5820) is an international peer-reviewed Open Access journal published quarterly online by LIDSEN Publishing Inc., which covers all evidence-based scientific studies related to transplantation, including: transplantation procedures and the maintenance of transplanted tissues or organs; assimilation of grafted tissue and the reconstitution of removed organs or parts of organs; transplantation of heart, lung, kidney, liver, pancreatic islets and bone marrow, etc. Areas related to clinical and experimental transplantation are also of interest.

OBM Transplantation is committed to rapid review and publication, and we aim at serving the international transplant community with high accessibility as well as relevant and high quality content.

The journal publishes all types of articles in English. There is no restriction on the length of the papers. We encourage authors to be concise but present their results in as much detail as necessary, as reviewers are expected to emphasize scientific rigor and reproducibility.

Publication Speed (median values for papers published in 2023): Submission to First Decision: 6.7 weeks; Submission to Acceptance: 14.4 weeks; Acceptance to Publication: 6 days (1-2 days of FREE language polishing included)

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Topical Collection

Advances in Lung Transplant


Shambhu Aryal, MD,FCCP

Inova Advanced Lung Disease an Lung Transplant Program, Inova Fairfax Medical Campus, 3300 Gallows Road, Falls Church, VA 22042, USA

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Research Interests: Lung Transplantation; Interstitial Lung Disease; Sarcoidosis; Pulmonary Hypertension; Cystic Fibrosis

Topical Collection Information

Lung transplantation is an established life-saving treatment for select patients who have failed conventional conservative medical therapy for their lung disease. After the first successful surgery in the early 1980s, the number of lung transplantations performed worldwide has increased steadily to about 5000 transplants per year. This increase in numbers has enriched the experience of the lung transplant community and led to several advances in the field. Improvement in surgical techniques and peri-operative management in the first couple of decades of lung transplantation led to improvement in early post-transplant survival. More recently, a lot of interest and resources are being put into important areas including primary graft dysfunction, organ preservation and rehabilitation, biomarkers in lung transplantation, antibody mediated rejection, and chronic lung allograft dysfunction. These works are expected to significantly improve both short-term and long-term outcomes including survival and quality of life for lung transplant recipient.

The collection will provide a forum for presenting current research works and clinical results showing advancement in the field of lung transplantation noted above. The collection will also be open to any author. Each submission will be reviewed by at least two reviewers to ensure a very high quality of papers selected for the collection.


Lung transplantation; Acute cellular rejection; Antibody mediated rejection; Primary graft dysfunction; Donor derived cell-free DNA; Biomarkers for lung transplantation; Chronic lung allograft dysfunction; Bronchiolitis obliterans syndrome; Restrictive allograft syndrome; Extracorporeal photopheresis

Publication (8 papers)


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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 tra [...]
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 [...]


Jump to: 2024 

Open Access Review

Lung Donor Selection and Management: An Updated Review

Received: 09 July 2023;  Published: 23 November 2023;  doi: 10.21926/obm.transplant.2304203


The shortage of donor lungs for transplantation is a major challenge, resulting in longer waitlist times for patients with a higher risk of waitlist mortality. It is crucial to continue promoting awareness about organ donation through legislation, public campaigns, and health care provider education [...]
Open Access Review

Lung Transplantation: Selection of Candidates

Received: 07 August 2023;  Published: 11 October 2023;  doi: 10.21926/obm.transplant.2304197


Lung transplantation is a last-resort treatment option for patients with end stage lung disease. The procedure is being performed more frequently and scientific advances continue to be made, but the median post-transplant survival is far shorter than other solid organ transplant recipients. Candidat [...]
Open Access Original Research

Lung Transplantation for COVID-19 Related Lung Disease: A Follow-Up Study of Outcomes from a Medium-Size Lung Transplant Programd

Received: 01 May 2023;  Published: 17 July 2023;  doi: 10.21926/obm.transplant.2303193


In the United States of America, COVID-19 acute respiratory distress syndrome (ARDS) and post-COVID pulmonary fibrosis (PCPF) are raising indications for lung transplant (LT). Another indication for LT is underlying fibrosis with SARS-CoV-2 induced interstitial lung disease exacerbation or rapid pro [...]
Open Access Review

Biomarkers in the Management of the Lung Transplant Allograft: A Focus on Donor-derived Cell-free DNA

Received: 16 March 2023;  Published: 26 June 2023;  doi: 10.21926/obm.transplant.2302190


Advances in the use of molecular biomarkers to guide management of lung transplant recipients are emerging. One such biomarker, donor-derived cell-free DNA (dd-cfDNA), has the potential to alter traditional approaches of lung transplant management, including the detection of acute reject [...]
Open Access Review

A Breath of Fresh Air - Lung Transplantation Has Come of Age

Received: 11 January 2023;  Published: 04 April 2023;  doi: 10.21926/obm.transplant.2302179


A boundless spectrum of chronic lung diseases is said to effect over 500 million persons globally. Lung transplantation is a well-established therapeutic option for patients suffering from end-stage lung diseases, however waitlist mortality and primary graft failure remain major determinants as post [...]
Open Access Case Report

Lung Transplantation from A Donor with Previous SARS-CoV-2 Infection: 1-Year Outcomes

Received: 25 October 2022;  Published: 06 January 2023;  doi: 10.21926/obm.transplant.2301173


Few reports have described successful lung transplantation from a donor with a history of SARS-CoV-2 infection, and outcomes beyond 3 to 6 months remain unknown. After weighing the urgency and life-saving benefits of lung transplantation against the risk of viral transmission, we successfully perfor [...]