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Call for papers - Liver transplantation

Guest Editors:
Sami AkbulutInonu University, Turkey
Gianluca RompianesiFederico II University Hospital, Italy

Submission Status: Open   |   Submission Deadline: 30 September 2024

BMC Surgery is calling for submissions to our Collection on 'Liver transplantation', with a focus on tracking the recent developments that improve surgical safety and success rates, while reducing the postoperative complications. We welcome submissions of research works and review works on topics including but not limited to adopting minimally invasive techniques in practice, improvements in liver preservation techniques, intraoperative hemodynamic management, refinement of surgical procedures, and perioperative infection risk control.

Meet the Guest Editors

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Sami Akbulut: Inonu University, Turkey

Prof Akbulut completed his General Surgery residency at Baskent University and received specialized training in liver transplantation under Prof Mehmet Haberal. He furthered his career at Diyarbakır Research & Training Hospital. In 2012, he joined the International College of Surgeons (FICS) and followed with the American College of Surgeons (FACS) in 2013. He joined Inonu University Liver Transplant Institute in 2014 with a fellowship and attained a professorship in 2020. He recently earned a PhD in Public Health and appointed as an associate professor in the same field. With over 500 hepatectomies (donor hepatectomy, tumour surgery, benign liver disease, etc.) conducted, Prof Akbulut specializes in gastrointestinal, liver, pancreas, and gall bladder surgery for malignant and benign cases, including living donor hepatectomy. Consecutively over the past two years, he has achieved remarkable success, securing a position on Stanford University's list of the world's most influential scientists.

Gianluca Rompianesi: Federico II University Hospital, Italy                                                                                                                                  
Prof Rompianesi is currently a consultant  Hepato-pancreato-biliary (HPB) and Transplant Surgeon and an Assistant Professor of Surgery at Federico II University Hospital of Naples, Italy. He is a Fellow of the European Board of Surgery of the divisions of Transplantation and of HPB surgery and a Board Member of the Young Professionals of Transplantation of the European Society for Organ Transplantation (ESOT). Prof Rompianesi worked as a Senior Clinical Fellow in HPB and Transplant Surgery at Oxford University Hospitals, where also served as Senior Clinical Lecturer in General Surgery at the University of Oxford, Royal Infirmary of Edinburgh, Royal Free Hospital, and Guy’s and St. Thomas’ Hospital. Prof Rompianesi's special interests lie in the fields of living donor transplantation and minimally invasive HPB surgery, with particular emphasis on the application of novel technologies in surgery.

About the Collection

BMC Surgery is calling for submissions to our Collection on 'Liver transplantation'.

Liver transplantation is one of the most effective therapies for end-stage liver disease. It has rapidly developed in recent years, while there are still many difficulties and challenges. The surgery is very complicated and time-consuming. To ensure a successful surgery and to improve the patient's outcome, surgeons need to solve many problems such as extensive surgical trauma and postoperative infection.

In order to track the recent developments to improve safety of the surgery and success rate and to reduce postoperative complications as well, we have launched a collection on liver transplantation. We invite submissions of research works and review works on topics including but not limited to:

  • Adopting minimally invasive techniques in practice.
  • Improvements in liver preservation techniques.
  • Intraoperative hemodynamic management.
  • Refinement of surgical procedures.
  • Perioperative infection risk control.

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  1. The purpose of this study was to investigate effect of liver Transplants (LT) with retrograde reperfusion on early postoperative recovery of liver function and its risk factors.

    Authors: Jiajia Shen, Ming Wang, Chengkai Yang, Qiucheng Cai, Yi Jiang and Xiaojin Zhang
    Citation: BMC Surgery 2024 24:174

Submission Guidelines

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This Collection welcomes submission of original Research and Review Articles. Should you wish to submit a different article type, please read our submission guidelines to confirm that type is accepted by the journal. Articles for this Collection should be submitted via our submission system, Snapp. During the submission process you will be asked whether you are submitting to a Collection, please select "Liver transplantation" from the dropdown menu.

Articles will undergo the journal’s standard peer-review process and are subject to all of the journal’s standard policies. Articles will be added to the Collection as they are published.

The Editors have no competing interests with the submissions which they handle through the peer review process. The peer review of any submissions for which the Editors have competing interests is handled by another Editorial Board Member who has no competing interests.