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Year : 2017  |  Volume : 11  |  Issue : 2  |  Page : 25

Transplantation in India


Department of Nephrology, Osmania General Hospital, Hyderabad, Telangana, India

Date of Web Publication12-Sep-2017

Correspondence Address:
Manisha Sahay
6-3-852/A, Ameerpet, Hyderabad - 500 016, Telangana
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DOI: 10.4103/ijot.ijot_40_17

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How to cite this article:
Sahay M. Transplantation in India. Indian J Transplant 2017;11:25

How to cite this URL:
Sahay M. Transplantation in India. Indian J Transplant [serial online] 2017 [cited 2017 Sep 19];11:25. Available from: http://www.ijtonline.in/text.asp?2017/11/2/25/214390

Dear Colleagues,

I am sure that you are all aware that the Indian Journal of Transplantation (IJT) has moved over from Elsevier to Wolters Kluwer/Medknow publications and has acquired a new avatar. The IJT is the official journal of the Indian Society of Organ Transplantation. It is our own journal and is widely circulated and read by all transplant physicians and surgeons. It is available freely on the web at www.ijtonline.in. The journal offers a great opportunity to showcase our transplantation work to our own colleagues.

The transplantation scenario is changing rapidly in our country. The problems facing the transplant physicians in India are different from those in the West. The major issues are infections which are widely prevalent and are of varied etiology i.e. bacterial, viral, fungal, parasitic, and tubercular infections. In addition, some infections are due to rare organisms, and sharing experience about these may help in the early diagnosis of these uncommon infections.

The use of induction agents varies across the country. In some centers, induction is being used in living transplants while in others deceased donor transplantations are being performed without any induction therapy. Comparison of outcomes in these two groups would be very helpful to formulate our own guidelines on induction.

Some states have a well-organized deceased donor program while in others the program is yet to take off.[1] Reporting of the data from different centers will encourage all states to take up the program in a big way which would increase the transplant numbers in our country.

Sharing of work and experience at one center in India with other centers in the country will be very useful as our problems are very similar. Data from high-volume transplant centers would help improve the patient care at upcoming centers as well.

Let us all use the IJT as a medium to share the transplant experiences at our respective centers with other transplant physicians. Let us all actively contribute articles and share our work with our own countrypeople.

I implore you to help me in making the IJT a very visible and vibrant journal with innovative articles in the form of original articles, reviews, seminars, case reports, clinicopathologic conferences, etc. Let us all work toward helping the IJT occupy its rightful place in the international world of transplantation. This will not happen without support from all transplant physicians and surgeons-old and young, seniors and juniors, gurus and shishyas participating with zeal, vigor, and passion to put Indian transplant scenario firmly on the world map.

 
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Suresh AG, Mariappan M. Factors that determine deceased organ transplantation in India. Indian J Transplant 2017;11:26-30.  Back to cited text no. 1
    




 

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