Current State of Evaluation and Management of Infectious Conditions in Liver Transplant Candidates and Recipients
Submission Deadline: February 10, 2018 (Open) Submit Now
Wasim A. Dar, MD, PhD
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.