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Infectious Complications in Kidney Transplantation
Submission Deadline: August 15, 2020 (Open) Submit Now
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
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.