Transplant International

Cover image for Vol. 29 Issue 11

Edited By: Thomas Wekerle and Rainer Oberbauer

Impact Factor: 2.835

ISI Journal Citation Reports © Ranking: 2015: 12/25 (Transplantation); 40/200 (Surgery)

Online ISSN: 1432-2277

Focus Issue Collection

Special Focus Collection

2016 | July Donation after Cardiac Death

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2016 | June Vascularized Composite Allotransplantation

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2015 | August Minimization

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2015 | June Machine Perfusion

The expert reviews in this issue of Transplant International focus on how machine perfusion practices have evolved, whether there is a need to combine some of the methods and what data support these strategies in various organs.

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2013 | Induction Therapy in Organ Transplantation

Early practice in kidney transplantation but also virtually every other organ transplant included high-dose immunosuppression on the day of the transplant and in the succeeding several days or week using both steroids and antibody directed against immune cells of the host.

This practice has been termed “induction,” suggesting a preparatory treatment regimen that increases the success of immunosuppression and reduces the risk of rejection. How these practices have evolved, and the data in support of these practices, is the topic of the expert reviews in the July 2013 issue of Transplant International.

The reviews are organized according to organ as there are indeed differences in the application and practices of induction therapy according to organ transplant type.

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2012 | Antibody-Mediated Rejection

Over the past two decades, antibody-mediated rejection(AMR) has become one of the most intensely studied topics within transplant medicine.

Two seminal discoveries made in the early 1990s have contributed greatly to the growing interest in this fascinating and highly relevant field: the description of distinct morphological patterns reflecting antibodymediated graft injury and the landmark discovery of capillary C4d deposition as a marker of rejection.

A broad array of studies published during the last years has led to a continuous refinement of diagnostic AMR criteria. This and the development of innovative tools for precise characterization of HLA antibody patterns have paved the way for the establishment of efficient anti-humoral treatment strategies.

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2011 | Global Strategies to Meet the Organ Need

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2010 | Liver Transplantation for Malignancies

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2009 | Minimization of Immunosuppression

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