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Open Access Case Report

Prolonged and Resistant Cutaneous Infection in Newly Transplanted Renal Patient

Sofia Oliveira Correia, Catarina Eusébio, Ana Sofia Cipriano, Virgínia Lopes, Ramon Vizcaíno, António Cabrita, Manuela Almeida, Sofia Pedroso, Leonidio Dias, La Salete Martins, António Castro Henriques
Received: October 18, 2018; Published: March 07, 2019; doi:10.21926/obm.transplant.1901057

Abstract: We present a case of a renal transplant patient with surgical wound infection 20 1days after kidney transplant.

Open Access Research Article

The Contribution of Psychotherapists to Patient Care in Multidisciplinary Heart Transplantation Care Teams

Katharina Tigges-Limmer, Stephan Ensminger, Yvonne Brocks, Scott Stock Gissendanner, Jan Gummert
Received: October 28, 2018; Published: March 05, 2019; doi:10.21926/obm.transplant.1901056

Abstract: Background: The participation of mental health professionals in multidisciplinary care teams for heart transplantation has advanced to international standard practice. The contribution of mental health interventions to patient outcomes in this setting have not been the subject of systematic study. [...]

Open Access Review

Islet Identity in Transplantation Procedures: The Intersection of Cellular Maturity and Function

Christine A. Beamish, Omaima M. Sabek
Received: November 08, 2018; Published: March 05, 2019; doi:10.21926/obm.transplant.1901055

Abstract: Islet transplantation is a promising technique for millions of patients with diabetes, but is severely limited by a shortage of cadaveric donor islets, and more so because of stringent inclusion criteria for organ donation including donor metabolic function, age, and comorbidities. The impact of the [...]

Open Access Review

Role of Procalcitonin in Management of Infection in Solid Organ Transplantation Recipients: Review

Dagan Coppock, Caytlin Deering, Shara Epstein, Dong Heun Lee
Received: December 23, 2018; Published: March 01, 2019; doi:10.21926/obm.transplant.1901054

Abstract: Infections are a common cause of morbidity and mortality in solid organ transplantation (SOT) recipients. Procalcitonin (PCT) has garnered attention as an inflammatory marker that has been shown to be a valuable marker for early identification of systemic bacterial infection. However, interpretation [...]

Open Access Case Report

Candida auris and Heart Transplantation. Preoperative Attitude.

Raquel López-Vilella, Alba Cecilia Ruiz-Gaitán, José Ricardo Gimeno Costa, Elena Marqués-Sulé, Rosario Vicente Guillén, Javier Pemán García, Ignacio Sánchez-Lázaro, Luis Almenar Bonet
Received: October 15, 2018; Published: February 27, 2019; doi:10.21926/obm.transplant.1901053

Abstract: In recent years, several agencies have issued warnings about the spread of Candida auris infections, a multi-resistant yeast that is associated with serious infections and with mortality rates as high as 70% with a mortality rate that can reach 70%. This problem is especially serious in patients who [...]

Open Access Review

Advances in Human Islet Processing: Manufacturing Steps to Achieve Predictable Islet Outcomes from Research Pancreases

David W. Scharp, Jayagowri Arulmoli, Kelly Morgan, Hannah Sunshine, Ergeng Hao
Received: October 15, 2018; Published: February 26, 2019; doi:10.21926/obm.transplant.1901052

Abstract: Background This presentation of a six-year study processing human islets for research and transplantation includes a review of multi-center transplant studies identifying key variables critical for successful islet processing and defines standardized processing procedures required to provide highly [...]

Open Access Research Article

Aspiration of Gastrointestinal Material and Induction of Fibronectin Expression in Lung Transplant Recipients: Implications for Early Airway Remodeling

Jill Gualdoni, Jeff Ritzenthaler, Ibrahim Elkhawas, Gerene Bauldoff, David Nunley, Jesse Roman
Received: November 29, 2018; Published: February 20, 2019; doi:10.21926/obm.transplant.1901051

Abstract: Background: Gastroesophageal reflux disease has been associated with allograft dysfunction in lung transplant (LTX) recipients. While the mechanisms are unclear it is postulated that microaspiration of gastrointestinal material (GIM) leads to inflammation and airway remodeling that culminates in ob [...]

Open Access Review

New Frontiers in Solid Organ Transplantation from Donors with Human Immunodeficiency Virus, Hepatitis C Virus Infection, and Multidrug Resistant Organisms

Jessica Lum, Sherif B. Mossad
Received: October 26, 2018; Published: February 14, 2019; doi:10.21926/obm.transplant.1901050

Abstract: Despite the advances that have been made in the field of solid organ transplantation (SOT), organ shortage remains a persistent problem and continues to worsen. In addition, the donor pool has been changing with the increase in drug overdose deaths each year with the ongoing opioid epidemic More d [...]

Open Access Editorial

Sex and Gender Issues in Heart Transplantation

Maria Simonenko, Petr Fedotov
Received: February 01, 2019; Published: February 13, 2019; doi:10.21926/obm.transplant.1901049

Abstract: Sex and gender issues in heart transplantation

Open Access Review

Tuberculosis Screening and Treatment in Solid Organ Transplantation

David J. Epstein, Aruna K. Subramanian
Received: November 18, 2018; Published: February 12, 2019; doi:10.21926/obm.transplant.1901048

Abstract: Background: Tuberculosis (TB) is a common infection with challenges in diagnosis and treatment. Management of TB in solid organ transplant (SOT) candidates and recipients poses unique challenges not seen in other populations. Questions and recommendations: Latent TB infection (LTBI) is important to [...]

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