OBM Transplantation

(ISSN 2577-5820)

OBM Transplantation is an international peer-reviewed Open Access journal, 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. 

Indexing: DOAJ-Directory of Open Access Journals.

Archiving: full-text archived in CLOCKSS.

Rapid publication: manuscripts are undertaken in 6 days from acceptance to publication (median values for papers published in this journal in the first half of 2020, 1-2 days of FREE language polishing time is also included in this period). A first decision provided to authors of manuscripts submitted to this journal are approximately 3.7 weeks (median values) after submission.

Current Issue: 2020  Archive: 2019 2018 2017

Special Issue

Current State of Evaluation and Management of Infectious Conditions in Liver Transplant Candidates and Recipients

Submission Deadline: July 30, 2018 (Open) Submit Now

Guest Editor

Wasim A. Dar, MD, PhD

Assistant Professor of Surgery, Division of Immunology and Organ Transplantation, Department of Surgery, University of Texas at Houston, Health Sciences Center, 6431 Fannin, MSB 6.240, Houston, TX 77030, USA
Tel.: (713) 500-7401 (O); (713) 500-0875 (F)

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Research Interests: liver transplantation; kidney transplantation; pancreas transplantation; laparoscopic donor nephrectomy; dialysis access surgery; hepatobiliary surgery; general surgery

About This Topic

Liver transplantation is a critical therapy for the effective management of patients suffering from the complications of end stage liver disease. Outcomes from liver transplantation are vastly improved from the days of its early practice due to increasing technical proficiency during the surgery itself. However this has brought to light other important factors that influence survival including the morbidity and mortality from pre- and post-transplant infectious conditions. Evaluation and management of these infectious conditions therefore will continue to play a larger role in both selecting appropriate transplant candidates and management of patients after receiving a liver transplant. In this special issue of OBM Transplantation we are soliciting scholarly articles devoted to reviewing the current paradigms of care related to such topics as HIV and liver transplantation, the management of Hepatitis B and C pre- and post-transplant, viral reactivation diseases after liver transplantation, and fungal and bacterial diseases and their management affecting liver transplant recipients.

Publication

Open Access Review

Bacterial Infections after Liver Transplantation: Updates in Post-Surgical Infections, Vancomycin-Resistant Enterococcus, and Multi-Drug Resistant Enterobacteriaceae

Received: 29 March 2018;  Published: 02 November 2018;  doi: 10.21926/obm.transplant.1804023

Abstract

Liver transplantation is a life-saving procedure available worldwide. Despite advances in its surgical and immunosuppressive strategies, infectious complications carry significant morbidity and mortality. Bacterial infections are the most common infective etiologies, and the majority are seen during [...]
Open Access Editorial

Infectious Complications in Liver Transplantation

Received: 03 September 2018;  Published: 29 September 2018;  doi: 10.21926/obm.transplant.1803021

Abstract

liver transplantation
Open Access Review

Evolution in the Management of Invasive Fungal Infections in Liver Transplant Recipients

Received: 26 March 2018;  Published: 29 May 2018;  doi: 10.21926/obm.transplant.1802009

Abstract

Invasive fungal infections (IFI) remain an important cause of morbidity and mortality, especially in hospitalized and immunocompromised or critically ill patients. The incidence of IFIs has been declining in liver transplant recipients (LTR). This is likely due to the evolving immunosuppressive drug [...]
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