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Open Access Review

Cytomegalovirus and Kidney Transplantation: An Update

Received: 08 November 2022;  Published: 29 January 2023;  doi: 10.21926/obm.transplant.2301174

Abstract

Cytomegalovirus (CMV) infection is the most common infection affecting kidney transplant recipients [1]. CMV may be present as asymptomatic viremia or with symptoms ranging from mild to significant tissue-invasive disease [1-3]. Optimal kidney graft function and survival requires that transplant car [...]

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Open Access Case Report

Lung Transplantation from A Donor with Previous SARS-CoV-2 Infection: 1-Year Outcomes

Received: 25 October 2022;  Published: 06 January 2023;  doi: 10.21926/obm.transplant.2301173

Abstract

Few reports have described successful lung transplantation from a donor with a history of SARS-CoV-2 infection, and outcomes beyond 3 to 6 months remain unknown. After weighing the urgency and life-saving benefits of lung transplantation against the risk of viral transmission, we successfully perfor [...]

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Open Access Editorial

Acknowledgement to Reviewers of OBM Transplantation in 2022

Received: 04 January 2023;  Published: 04 January 2023;  doi: 10.21926/obm.transplant.2301172

Abstract

The editors of OBM Transplantation would like to express their sincere gratitude to the following reviewers for assessing manuscripts in 2022. We greatly appreciate the contribution of expert reviewers, which is crucial to the journal’s editorial process. We aim to recognize rev [...]

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Open Access Editorial

Islet Transplantation: How Much Have We Advanced and How to Keep Moving Forward?

Received: 11 December 2022;  Published: 19 December 2022;  doi: 10.21926/obm.transplant.2204171

Abstract

EditorialIslet Transplantation: How Much Have We Advanced and How to Keep Moving Forward?Braulio A. Marfil-Garza 1, Tatsuya Kin 1, 2 [...]

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Open Access Original Research

Shifting Pancreas Transplantation Rates and Demographics are the Culmination of Many Strategic Policy Changes

Received: 06 September 2022;  Published: 21 November 2022;  doi: 10.21926/obm.transplant.2204170

Abstract

The 2014 Pancreas Allocation System established national qualifying criteria for simultaneous kidney pancreas (SPK) transplantation. The 2019 UNOS Pancreas Transplantation Committee Policy 11.3.B modified these guidelines to expand transplantation. Subsequent effects on < [...]

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Open Access Opinion

"Let's Live Life - Let's Give Life”: Donor Program Improvement as the Key to Transplantation Success in 21st Century - A Croatian Experience

Received: 30 August 2022;  Published: 15 November 2022;  doi: 10.21926/obm.transplant.2204169

Abstract

Transplantation is a widely accepted and successful life-saving treatment for hundreds of thousands of patients. However, transplant medicine still faces a number of obstacles. One of the most significant is the large disparity between the number of donors and recipients and the growing [...]

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Open Access Original Research

Hepatitis B Reactivation in HBsAg Negative Renal Transplant Patients with Evidence of Previous HBV Infection: A Not Neglectable Occurrence

Received: 22 June 2022;  Published: 26 October 2022;  doi: 10.21926/obm.transplant.2204168

Abstract

Hepatitis B virus (HBV) infection is frequent among patients with chronic kidney disease (CKD). HBV reactivation after kidney transplant (KT) is more common in patients with HBsAg+; however, it can also occur in previously infected individuals, particularly those with HBsAg negative and [...]

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Open Access Interview

An Interview with Prof. Haval Shirwan

Received: 09 October 2022;  Published: 17 October 2022;  doi: 10.21926/obm.transplant.2204167

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Open Access Original Research

The P2X7 Receptor Antagonist AZ10606120 Does Not Alter Graft-Versus-Host Disease Development and Increases Serum Human Interferon-γ in a Humanized Mouse Model

Received: 06 June 2022;  Published: 06 September 2022;  doi: 10.21926/obm.transplant.2203166

Abstract

Allogeneic hematopoietic stem cell transplantation is a curative therapy for hematological malignancies, but its efficacy is limited by graft-versus-host disease (GVHD). This life-threatening disorder develops when donor (graft) immune cells cause inflammatory damage to recipient (host) tissues. The [...]

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Open Access Short Communication

Promising Tactics with Certain Probiotics for the Treatment of Nephropathy in Hematopoietic Stem Cell Transplantation

Received: 02 May 2022;  Published: 30 August 2022;  doi: 10.21926/obm.transplant.2203165

Abstract

Hematopoietic stem cell transplantation (HSCT) is a standard form of cellular therapy for patients suffering from malignant hematological diseases. However, graft-versus-host disease (GVHD) is a very serious complication and a major cause of morbidity and mortality after allogeneic HSCT. Calcineurin [...]

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