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 7 days from acceptance to publication (median values for papers published in this journal in the first half of 2019, 1-2 days of FREE language polishing time is also included in this period).

Current Issue: 2020  Archive: 2019 2018 2017

Special Issue

Infections in Liver Transplantation

Submission Deadline: March 30, 2020 (Open) Submit Now

Guest Editor

Yasuhiko Sugawara, MD, PhD

Associate Professor and Director, Hepato-Biliary-Pancreatic Surgery, and Artificial Organ and Transplantation Division, Department of Surgery, Graduate School of Medicine, University of Tokyo, Bunkyo-ku, Japan


Research Interests: Hepatobiliary surgery; liver transplantation

About This Topic

Liver transplant is a life-saving procedure for many kinds of end-stage liver diseases. Despite of the use of protective measures such as, antimicrobial prophylaxis and vaccination, infections still represent one of the major causes of morbidity and mortality after liver transplantation. Bacteria, fungi, viruses and also parasites can cause infectious complications after liver transplantation.

In this special issue on infections in liver transplantation, submissions related to this topic are invited. Original research, quality and quantitative systematic analysis, review article, case reports pertaining on the infections in liver transplantation, in the adult or pediatric populations are welcome for submission. Topics including bacterial, viral and fungal infections are all eligible.


Open Access Review

Multidrug-Resistant Bacterial Infections before and after Liver Transplantation

Alberto Ferrarese, Marco Senzolo, Patrizia Burra
Received: March 29, 2020; Published: May 18, 2020; doi:10.21926/obm.transplant.2002110

Open Access Review

Clinical Approach to the Management of Infections before and after Liver Transplantation

Anita Verma, Anil Dhawan
Received: February 14, 2020; Published: May 11, 2020; doi:10.21926/obm.transplant.2002108

Open Access Review

Histoplasmosis in Liver Transplant Recipients: Case Reports and a Review of the Literature

Amy Spallone, Udit Dhal, Laila Woc-Colburn, Marion Hemmersbach-Miller
Received: October 21, 2019; Published: February 28, 2020; doi:10.21926/obm.transplant.2001103

Open Access Review

Modelling Recurrent Primary Biliary Cholangitis and Primary Sclerosing Cholangitis as Infectious Diseases Following Liver Transplantation

Victor Dong, Aldo J. Montano-Loza, Andrew L. Mason
Received: November 19, 2019; Published: December 13, 2019; doi:10.21926/obm.transplant.1904094

Open Access Case Report

Toxoplasmosis: “An Often Forgotten Cause for Fever of Unknown Origin in Liver Transplant Recipients”. Case Report and Review of Literature

Jose A. Morillas, Sherif Beniameen Mossad
Received: October 24, 2019; Published: November 18, 2019; doi:10.21926/obm.transplant.1904091

Open Access Case Report

A Silent and Very Early Post-Liver Transplant Death by Candida Arteritis

Kyungmin Ko, Juan F. Guerra, David F. Garvin
Received: August 29, 2019; Published: October 28, 2019; doi:10.21926/obm.transplant.1904089