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.

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Special Issue

Nosocomial and Non-nosocomial Infections During Transplantations

Submission Deadline: February 28, 2025 (Open) Submit Now

Guest Editors

Petros C. Dinas, PhD, Senior Researcher in Human Physiology

Functional Architecture of Mammals in Their Environment Laboratory, University of Thessaly, Greece

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Research Interests: Systematic review; Meta-analysis; Brown adipose tissue; Environmental physiology; Passive smoking

Luca Brazzi, MD

Dep of Hepatology and Gastroenterology

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Research Interests: Liver transplantation; ACLF; Alcoholic hepatitis

About This Topic

OBM Transplantation is a peer-reviewed international Open Access journal, covering all evidence-based scientific studies related to transplantation. This is looking for original manuscripts for a special issue on: "Nosocomial and Non-nosocomial Infections During Transplantations" which should appear http://www.lidsen.com/journals/transplantation/transplantation-special-issues/Nosocomial-Non-nosocomial-Infections-Transplantations.

Nosocomial infections cause significant morbidity and are among the most frequent causes of mortality among transplant patients. They are mainly caused by multidrug-resistant microorganisms (MDRs), mainly Gram-negative enterobacteria, non-fermentative Gram-negative bacilli, enterococci and staphylococci. Patients at risk of developing nosocomial bacterial infections are those previously colonized with MDR bacteria while on the waiting list. Intravascular catheters, urinary tract, lungs and surgical wounds are the most frequent sources of infection. The preventive measures that can be effective are the same ones that are applied to non-immunocompromised hospitalized patients, with the exception of patients at high risk of developing fungal infections. As is the case in the general population, the incidence of nosocomial infections has increased in recent years as multidrug-resistant microorganisms have increased

The special issue will provide a channel to present ongoing research work and clinical findings illustrating the state of the art in epidemiology, diagnostics and treatment of nosocomial and non-nosocomial transplant infections. The special issue is also open to any author and each proposal will be examined by at least two reviewers to ensure the highest quality of the documents selected for the special edition.


Multi-drug resistant bacteria; Nosocomial infection; Non-nosocomial infection; Preventive measures; Solid organ transplantation

Manuscript Submission Information

Manuscripts should be submitted through the LIDSEN Submission System. Detailed information on manuscript preparation and submission is available in the Instructions for Authors. All submitted articles will be thoroughly refereed through a single-blind peer-review process and will be processed following the Editorial Process and Quality Control policy. Upon acceptance, the article will be immediately published in a regular issue of the journal and will be listed together on the special issue website, with a label that the article belongs to the Special Issue. LIDSEN distributes articles under the Creative Commons Attribution (CC BY 4.0) License in an open-access model. The authors own the copyright to the article, and the article can be free to access, distribute, and reuse provided that the original work is correctly cited.

Submitted manuscripts should not have been published previously, nor be under consideration for publication elsewhere (except conference proceedings papers). Research articles and review articles are highly invited. Authors are encouraged to send the tentative title and abstract of the planned paper to the Editorial Office (transplantation@lidsen.com) for record. If you have any questions, please do not hesitate to contact the Editorial Office.

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