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Open Access Case Report

A Rare and Complex Case of Multifactorial Thrombotic Microangiopathy in A Kidney Transplant Recipient: Interplay Between Antibody Mediated Rejection, Tacrolimus Toxicity, Cytomegalovirus Disease and BNT162b2mRNA Vaccine

Received: 11 May 2023;  Published: 04 September 2023;  doi: 10.21926/obm.transplant.2303194


Thrombotic microangiopathy (TMA) in kidney transplant recipients is uncommon and difficult to manage, often with poor graft outcomes [1]. This is a complex and interesting case of an older, highly sensitised kidney transplant recipient who presented with de novo post-transplant [...]

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Open Access Original Research

Lung Transplantation for COVID-19 Related Lung Disease: A Follow-Up Study of Outcomes from a Medium-Size Lung Transplant Programd

Received: 01 May 2023;  Published: 17 July 2023;  doi: 10.21926/obm.transplant.2303193


In the United States of America, COVID-19 acute respiratory distress syndrome (ARDS) and post-COVID pulmonary fibrosis (PCPF) are raising indications for lung transplant (LT). Another indication for LT is underlying fibrosis with SARS-CoV-2 induced interstitial lung disease exacerbation or rapid pro [...]

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Open Access Review

BK Virus Infection and Its Management in Renal Transplantation: An Update

Received: 10 April 2023;  Published: 14 July 2023;  doi: 10.21926/obm.transplant.2303192


BK virus (BKV) is a common opportunistic pathogen in kidney transplant recipients and one of the most challenging causes of allograft dysfunction and loss. Although over-immunosuppression remains the primary risk factor for BKV infection after transplantation, ma [...]

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Open Access Original Research

Identification of Potential Predictive and Diagnostic Urinary Biomarkers for Acute Rejection in Renal Transplant Recipients: A Proteomics Study

Received: 25 May 2023;  Published: 07 July 2023;  doi: 10.21926/obm.transplant.2303191


Acute rejection (AR) is one of the main predictors of long-term survival of allograft. The development of noninvasive diagnostic biomarkers of AR is an unmet need for the timely detection. This study aimed to identify novel detective biomarkers of AR by analyzing the urine proteome profile of transp [...]

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Open Access Review

Biomarkers in the Management of the Lung Transplant Allograft: A Focus on Donor-derived Cell-free DNA

Received: 16 March 2023;  Published: 26 June 2023;  doi: 10.21926/obm.transplant.2302190


Advances in the use of molecular biomarkers to guide management of lung transplant recipients are emerging. One such biomarker, donor-derived cell-free DNA (dd-cfDNA), has the potential to alter traditional approaches of lung transplant management, including the detection of acute reject [...]

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Open Access Original Research

Kidney Transplantation in Nigeria: A Single Centre’s Early Surgical Experience and Outcomes

Received: 19 March 2023;  Published: 19 June 2023;  doi: 10.21926/obm.transplant.2302189


With the rise in the population of patients with End-stage Renal Disease (ESRD) in Nigeria, there is an increased demand for Renal Replacement Therapy (RRT) including kidney transplantation (KT). We present our initial surgical experience and early outcomes with KT at a Nigerian transplant center ov [...]

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Open Access Short Communication

Surgical Tips for Improving Success Rate of Deep Anterior Lamellar Keratoplasty in Keratoconus

Received: 20 April 2023;  Published: 15 June 2023;  doi: 10.21926/obm.transplant.2302188


This article aims to provide some personal surgical tips to increase the success rate of deep anterior lamellar keratoplasty (DALK), a very advantageous yet complex procedure for treating keratoconus. The most troublesome surgical step is obtaining a successful pneumatic dissection of the deep strom [...]

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Open Access Editorial

Prospects of Platelet-Rich Plasma in Regenerative Medicine

Received: 25 May 2023;  Published: 02 June 2023;  doi: 10.21926/obm.transplant.2302187


Platelet-rich plasma (PRP) is a promising tool in regenerative medicine because it stimulates tissue repair and regeneration. PRP contains a high concentration of platelets, growth factors, and cytokines involved in the healing process. This editorial paper aims to give an overview of PRP in regener [...]

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Open Access Original Research

Effect of Foot Reflexology on Laboratory Tests after Kidney Transplantation Surgery: A Secondary Analysis of a Parallel Randomized Controlled Trial Study

Received: 21 December 2022;  Published: 02 June 2023;  doi: 10.21926/obm.transplant.2302186


Foot reflexology has improved numerous physical and psychological symptoms in patients. The researchers in this study aimed to investigate the effect of foot reflexology on laboratory parameters, intake/output/weight and medication regimen after kidney transplant surgery. The research was a secondar [...]

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Open Access Case Report

Successful Kidney Transplantation of Two Patients with Donors Positive for Severe Acute Respiratory Syndrome Coronavirus Infection

Received: 09 January 2023;  Published: 23 May 2023;  doi: 10.21926/obm.transplant.2302185


Despite preventative measures, including vaccination, severe acute respiratory syndrome coronavirus (SARS-CoV-2) infection may result in severe illness, particularly in immunosuppressed transplant recipients. This has had a negative impact on organ donation and transplantation rates. However, the ri [...]

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