Current issue: 2017 

Special Issue

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

Submission Deadline: February 10, 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: wasim.a.dar@uth.tmc.edu
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: HCV in Liver transplantation
Author: Preethi Reddy