About this Research Topic
Mentioned above issues are exacerbated during the current Covid-19 pandemic, creating novel challenges in Covid-19 prevention, immunization, and adjusting or modifying the existing immunosuppression regimens in the multi-organ transplant recipients.
This Research Topic focuses on advancing the science of combined solid-organ transplants, including combined abdominal transplants, combined thoracic transplants, and the combination of transplanting thoracic and abdominal organs. Whilst addressing the topic of multi-organ transplants to provide insight on the current incidence and prevalence of multi-organ chronic disease and how transplant centers are addressing the needs of these very sick patients.
We welcome original research and review articles that examine:
• The incidence and prevalence of multi-organ end-stage disease
• Clinical indications and outcomes of multi-organ transplantation
• Deceased donor allocation and quality
• Multi-organ living donation
• Surgical procedures for multi-organ transplant to decrease complications and improve outcomes
• Immunology of multi-organ transplants and identification and prevention of rejection when multiple organs are transplanted
• Genetic factors influencing the success of multi-organ transplants and biomarkers that predict surgical and transplant outcomes
We invite the research and review papers on the basic, preclinical, and clinical studies in the multi-organ transplantation field. We believe that this Research Topic within Frontiers in Transplantation will be very timely, scientifically, and clinically innovative, and exciting.
Keywords: kidney transplantation, liver transplantation, pancreas transplantation, heart-lung transplantation, heart transplantation, lung transplantation, tissue and organ procurement, survival rate, graft survival, treatment outcome, transplant recipients, organ transplantation/ethics, patient selection*/ethics, resource allocation, waiting lists, quality of life
Important Note: All contributions to this Research Topic must be within the scope of the section and journal to which they are submitted, as defined in their mission statements. Frontiers reserves the right to guide an out-of-scope manuscript to a more suitable section or journal at any stage of peer review.