Special Issue "Clinical Complications after Kidney Transplantation"
Deadline for manuscript submissions: 30 November 2020.
Interests: kidney transplantation; immunosuppression; tacrolimus metabolism; transplant rejection; renal imaging
Despite enormous advances in immunosuppression and surgical kidney transplant techniques in recent decades, kidney transplant recipients frequently develop transplantation-associated health issues that have to be managed in clinical routine by transplant physicians every day. Clinical complications range from surgical issues over metabolic and cardiovascular disorders to infections and cancer. Moreover, we have to handle adverse effects of immunosuppressive agents as well as a re-occurrence of the underlying kidney disease. Unfortunately, complications may start early after (e.g., new onset of diabetes mellitus, infections, and rejections) or even during transplantation (such as hemorrhage), but some need to be taken care of especially at late stages (e.g., skin cancer/malignancy, interstitial fibrosis and tubular atrophy, and cardiovascular events).
In this Special Issue of the Journal of Clinical Medicine, we will address the whole spectrum of clinically relevant complications that occur in kidney transplant recipients. As complications directly impact on the health and the outcome of transplant recipients, this Special Issue should increase the awareness as well as the knowledge of transplant physicians and researchers to these issues.
Potential topics include but are not limited to the following:
- Antibody-mediated rejection (acute and chronic) of the kidney graft;
- Cellular rejection (acute and chronic) after renal transplantation;
- (Inflammatory) allograft fibrosis: (inflammatory) interstitial fibrosis and tubular atrophy (chronic allograft nephropathy);
- BK virus nephropathy of the allograft;
- Cytomegalovirus infection of the kidney transplant recipient;
- Urinary tract infections after renal transplantation;
- Vaccination after kidney transplantation;
- Arterial hypertension after renal transplantation;
- Cardiovascular risk and cardiovascular events in kidney transplant recipients;
- Mineral bone disease after kidney transplantation;
- Malignancy after kidney transplantation;
- Adverse effects of immunosuppressive drugs;
- Management of surgical complications after renal transplantation;
- Lymphoceles after kidney transplantation;
- Diabetes mellitus in kidney transplant recipients/new onset of diabetes after renal transplantation;
- Recurrent glomerulonephritis after kidney transplantation;
- Skin cancer after kidney transplantation;
- Fungal infections of the kidney transplant recipient;
- Donor-specific antibodies after kidney transplantation;
- Adherence of the kidney transplant recipient;
- Pregnancy after kidney transplantation.
Prof. Dr. Stefan Reuter
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- Kidney transplantation
- Transplant rejection
- Cardiovascular events