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.

We welcome original clinical studies as well as basic science, reviews, short reports/rapid communications, case reports, opinions, technical notes, book reviews as well as letters to the editor. 


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Special Issue

Complications and Management of Kidney Transplantation: Focus on Infection

Submission Deadline: October 31, 2022 (Open) Submit Now

Guest Editor

Deborah B. Adey, MD, Professor of Medicine

University of California, San Francisco, San Francisco, United States

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Research Interests: Kidney Transplantation; Infections in kidney transplantation; Long term management kidney transplantation

About This Topic

Management of solid organ transplant recipients is always an exercise in finding the right balance of immunosuppression, which can pose a significant challenge. Under immunosuppression risks organ rejection while over immunosuppression puts the recipient at risk for infection or malignancy. The risk for infectious complications post-kidney transplantation is dependent upon several factors including organ donor exposures (living or deceased), recipient exposures, surgical issues, geography, timing since transplant, and patient immunosuppression. Viral and fungal infections are common amongst transplant recipients due to the nature of T-cell focused immunosuppression in organ transplantation. However, a broad net of suspicion should be cast as transplant recipients are likely to have atypical presentations with atypical organisms. Management of the transplant recipient with infection can be complicated and needs to take into consideration the nature of the immunosuppression, the overall risks of immunosuppression reduction, drug interactions with immunosuppression agents, and duration of therapy. Successful management of infections in kidney transplant recipients requires a multidisciplinary approach to diagnosis and management.

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Open Access Review

BK Virus Infection and Its Management in Renal Transplantation: An Update

Received: 10 April 2023;  Published: 14 July 2023;  doi: 10.21926/obm.transplant.2303192


BK virus (BKV) is a common opportunistic pathogen in kidney transplant recipients and one of the most challenging causes of allograft dysfunction and loss. Although over-immunosuppression remains the primary risk factor for BKV infection after transplantation, male gender, older recipient age, prior rejecti [...]
Open Access Case Report

A Case of Disseminated Cryptococcus Post-Kidney Transplant

Received: 28 October 2022;  Published: 19 April 2023;  doi: 10.21926/obm.transplant.2302182


Cryptococcosis is a common invasive fungal infection in solid organ transplant recipients (SOTR) that can be challenging to manage. We discuss a case of disseminated cryptococcosis in a transplant recipient. A 26-year-old woman with a history of ESRD from C1q nephropathy, living-related kidney transplant in early 2012, and allograft nephrectom [...]
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+ [...]