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Special Issue

Current State of Evaluation and Management of Infectious Conditions in Liver Transplant Candidates and Recipients

Submission Deadline: July 30, 2018 (Open)               Submit Now

Guest Editor

Wasim A. Dar, MD, PhD
Assistant 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
Tel.: (713) 500-7401 (O); (713) 500-0875 (F)
E-Mail: [email protected]
Website: http://www.uth.tmc.edu/schools/med/surgery/organ_transplant/faculty/bio-Dar-Wasim.html
Research Interests: liver transplantation; kidney transplantation; pancreas transplantation; laparoscopic donor nephrectomy; dialysis access surgery; hepatobiliary surgery; general surgery

About This Topic

Liver transplantation is a critical therapy for the effective management of patients suffering from the complications of end stage liver disease. Outcomes from liver transplantation are vastly improved from the days of its early practice due to increasing technical proficiency during the surgery itself. However this has brought to light other important factors that influence survival including the morbidity and mortality from pre- and post-transplant infectious conditions. Evaluation and management of these infectious conditions therefore will continue to play a larger role in both selecting appropriate transplant candidates and management of patients after receiving a liver transplant. In this special issue of OBM Transplantation we are soliciting scholarly articles devoted to reviewing the current paradigms of care related to such topics as HIV and liver transplantation, the management of Hepatitis B and C pre- and post-transplant, viral reactivation diseases after liver transplantation, and fungal and bacterial diseases and their management affecting liver transplant recipients.

Planned Papers

Title: HIV in Liver Transplantation
Author: Marshall Lyon

Title: Viral Reactivation Diseases in Liver Transplantation
Author: Aneesh Mehta

Title: Bacterial Infections in Liver Transplantation
Author: Masayuki Nigo

Title: Invasive Fungal Infections in Liver Transplant Recipients
Author: Anita Verma, King's College Hospital, Institute of Liver Studies, London, UK

Publication

Editorial

Infectious Complications in Liver Transplantation

Wasim A. Dar
Received: September 03, 2018; Published: September 29, 2018; doi:10.21926/obm.transplant.1803021

Review

Evolution in the Management of Invasive Fungal Infections in Liver Transplant Recipients

Anita Verma, Katharina Sophia Weigel, Sim You Kuan Dexter, Anil Dhawan
Received: March 26, 2018; Published: May 30, 2018; doi:10.21926/obm.transplant.1802009