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

Infectious Complications in Kidney Transplantation

Submission Deadline: August 15, 2020 (Open) Submit Now

Guest Editor

Wasim A. Dar, MD, PhD, FACS

Associate 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
Phone: 502-852-2078
Fax: 502-852-2085

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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

Although in recent years kidney transplantation has enjoyed excellent rates of early graft and patient survival in the first year following transplant, residual morbidity and mortality is still greatly impacted by infectious complications. These complications arise from a diverse array of sources (e.g. donors versus recipients versus environment) and span an equally diverse array of etiologies including but not limited to viral, fungal, and bacterial causes. As care for kidney transplant recipients has become more specialized and there has been greater understanding of the natural history of these infections, changes to treatment, prevention, and monitoring have allowed for potential improvements in patient care. We hope to present in this special issue a cross section of updates regarding the detection, management, treatment, and prevention of infectious complications in the kidney transplant population that will inform and enhance the current state of clinical practice.