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

Diets and Transplantation

Submission Deadline: October 30, 2018 (Closed) Submit Now

Guest Editor

Mohammed Moghadasian, PhD

Professor of Nutrition, Department of Human Nutritional Sciences, University of Manitoba, Winnipeg, Manitoba, Canada

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Research Interests: Diet; Lipoprotein metabolism; Coronary artery disease; Diet-Drug Interaction; Diets and Transplantation

About This Topic

This issue of the Journal aims to discuss current research and clinical data on the benefits of dietary agents on survival of transplanted organs and tissues. Special attention will be made on the interactions between dietary agents and anti-rejection drugs. Dietary managements of various conditions associated with transplant procedures will also be discussed. Efforts will be made to educate the readers of the importance of the diets in transplant patients in regard to their stage of life cycle. While the main focus of discussion will be on the benefits of dietary agents for prolongation of the life of transplanted organs and tissues, a number of dietary agents and/or diets which may be contraindicated in transplant subjects will be included.

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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Open Access Review

Nutritional Management for Infants and Children Pre and Post-Liver Transplant

Received: 05 December 2018;  Published: 17 July 2019;  doi: 10.21926/obm.transplant.1903073


Background: Infants and children undergoing liver transplant require ongoing nutritional evaluation throughout the pre and post-transplant period. The pathophysiologic causes of chronic liver disease and acute liver failure are varied, and each present different and unique nutritional challenges. Methods: A review of the literature and Seattle [...]
Open Access Opinion

The Conundrum of High Body Mass Index in Kidney Transplant Patients

Received: 19 October 2018;  Published: 19 November 2018;  doi: 10.21926/obm.transplant.1804026


Obesity is on the rise and the number of end stage renal disease patients who are obese parallel this trend. There is no universally accepted guideline for wait-listing end stage renal disease obese patients in order to reduce short-term complications and improve long-term survival of the kidney graft. Criteria for acceptance are variable [...]
Open Access Original Research

Early Nutrition during Critical Illness in Pediatric Patients Post-Hematopoietic Cell Transplantation

Received: 24 April 2018;  Published: 29 October 2018;  doi: 10.21926/obm.transplant.1804022


Background: Hematopoietic cell transplant (HCT) patients are a high-risk population for poor nutrition and decreased survival. There is little data on how nutrition in pediatric HCT patients affects need for critical care interventions and outcomes. Methods: We hypothesized that patients who did not meet goal nutrition by 72 hours post-admissi [...]