2022 Selected Papers from Transplantology Editorial Board Members

A special issue of Transplantology (ISSN 2673-3943).

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Department of Cardiac Thoracic Vascular Sciences and Public Health, University of Padua, I-35128 Padua, Italy
Interests: transplantation; stem cells; regenerative medicine; bioengineering; medical technologies; disease modeling

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Institute for Transfusion Medicine and Transplant Engineering, Carl‐Neuberg‐Strasse 1, D‐30625 Hannover, Germany
Interests: transplantation; cell and gene therapy; immunology; histocompatibility
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This Special Issue of Transplantology is dedicated to recent advances in the research areas of transplantation and will comprise a diverse selection of exclusive papers written by the Editorial Board Members (EBMs). Both original research articles and comprehensive review papers are welcome.

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Prof. Dr. Giuseppe Lucarelli
Prof. Dr. Constança Figueiredo
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Non-Invasive Diagnosis of Pediatric Intestinal Graft-Versus-Host Disease: A Case Series
by Manuela Spadea, Francesco Saglio, Anna Opramolla, Caterina Rigazio, Fabio Cisarò, Massimo Berger, Paola Quarello, Pier Luigi Calvo and Franca Fagioli
Transplantology 2022, 3(2), 115-123; https://doi.org/10.3390/transplantology3020012 - 29 Mar 2022
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Intestinal graft-versus-host disease (I-GvHD) represents a life-threatening complication in allogeneic stem cell transplantation (SCT). Unfortunately, non-invasive validated diagnostic tools to diagnose I-GvHD, evaluate treatment response, and guide the duration of immunosuppression are still lacking. We employed standard ultrasound and power Doppler to diagnose [...] Read more.
Intestinal graft-versus-host disease (I-GvHD) represents a life-threatening complication in allogeneic stem cell transplantation (SCT). Unfortunately, non-invasive validated diagnostic tools to diagnose I-GvHD, evaluate treatment response, and guide the duration of immunosuppression are still lacking. We employed standard ultrasound and power Doppler to diagnose and follow up on pediatric intestinal GvHD. We herein report on three patients, prospectively evaluated among 24 pediatric patients referred to our center for allogeneic SCT. These three patients presented abdominal pain and diarrhea within the first 200 days after transplantation. In the reported cases, we performed small- and large-intestine ultrasound (US) at clinical onset of lower-intestinal symptoms and, when intestinal GvHD was confirmed, at GvHD flares, if any, and at follow-up. US constantly (3/3 patients) revealed increased bowel wall thickening (BWT) with different bowel segments’ involvement from patient to patient. Further, a moderate or strong increased Doppler signaling was seen in 2 out of 3 patients, according to clinical GVHD staging (e.g., the more the increase, the more the staging). Standard sonography corroborated GvHD diagnosis in all patients considered and was able to detect GvHD progression or complete normalization of findings, thus simplifying ensuing clinical decisions. Our report highlights the need to design clinical trials for the validation of non-invasive radiologic tools for diagnosis and follow-up of GvHD, especially in pediatric patients. Full article
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