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High Impact Articles
High impact papers are those to which special attention is paid by experts in the given field, with a large number of visitors, frequent downloads and higher citation rates. The research must be creative, with high academic standards and have a wide influence, if it is to become a high impact paper. They are ranked by the number of downloads.
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B cells with regulatory properties in transplantation tolerance  
Justine Durand, Elise Chiffoleau 
World J Transplant 5(4):196-208. Published online Dec 24, 2015. doi: 10.5500/wjt.v5.i4.196
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Dynamics of circulating microparticles in chronic kidney disease and transplantation: Is it really reliable marker?  
Ismail Dursun, Sibel Yel, Emel Unsur 
World J Transplant 5(4):267-275. Published online Dec 24, 2015. doi: 10.5500/wjt.v5.i4.267
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Human leukocyte antigen typing and crossmatch: A comprehensive review  
Mohammed Mahdi Althaf, Mohsen El Kossi, Jon Kim Jin, Ajay Sharma, Ahmed Mostafa Halawa 
World J Transplant 7(6):339-348. Published online Dec 24, 2017. doi: 10.5500/wjt.v7.i6.339
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Survival of encapsulated islets: More than a membrane story  
Uriel Barkai, Avi Rotem, Paul de Vos 
World J Transplant 6(1):69-90. Published online Mar 24, 2016. doi: 10.5500/wjt.v6.i1.69
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Large Riedel’s lobe and atrophic left liver in a donor - Accept for transplant or call off?  
Yuhki Sakuraoka, Rashmi Seth, Amanda PCS Boteon, Moira Perrin, J Isaac, Gowri Subash, Paolo Muiesan, Andrea Schlegel 
World J Transplant 10(5):129-137. Published online May 29, 2020. doi: 10.5500/wjt.v10.i5.129
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Induced pluripotent stem cells for modeling neurological disorders  
Fabiele B Russo, Fernanda R Cugola, Isabella R Fernandes, Graciela C Pignatari, Patricia C B Beltrão-Braga 
World J Transplant 5(4):209-221. Published online Dec 24, 2015. doi: 10.5500/wjt.v5.i4.209
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Physical rehabilitation for lung transplant candidates and recipients: An evidence-informed clinical approach  
Lisa Wickerson, Dmitry Rozenberg, Tania Janaudis-Ferreira, Robin Deliva, Vincent Lo, Gary Beauchamp, Denise Helm, Chaya Gottesman, Polyana Mendes, Luciana Vieira, Margaret Herridge, Lianne G Singer, Sunita Mathur 
World J Transplant 6(3):517-531. Published online Sep 24, 2016. doi: 10.5500/wjt.v6.i3.517
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Update on ischemia-reperfusion injury in kidney transplantation: Pathogenesis and treatment  
Maurizio Salvadori, Giuseppina Rosso, Elisabetta Bertoni 
World J Transplant 5(2):52-67. Published online Jun 24, 2015. doi: 10.5500/wjt.v5.i2.52
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Thrombotic microangiopathy after renal transplantation: Current insights in de novo and recurrent disease  
Fedaey Abbas, Mohsen El Kossi, Jon Jin Kim, Ajay Sharma, Ahmed Halawa 
World J Transplantation 8(5):122-141. Published online Sep 10, 2018. doi: 10.5500/wjt.v8.i5.122
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Reducing transfusion requirements in liver transplantation  
Ciara I Donohue, Susan V Mallett 
World J Transplant 5(4):165-182. Published online Dec 24, 2015. doi: 10.5500/wjt.v5.i4.165
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Human amniotic membrane transplantation: Different modalities of its use in ophthalmology  
Chintan Malhotra, Arun K Jain 
World J Transplant 4(2):111-121. Published online Jun 24, 2014. doi: 10.5500/wjt.v4.i2.111
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Systemic meta-analysis assessing the short term applicability of early conversion to mammalian target of rapamycin inhibitors in kidney transplant  
Jayant Kumar, Isabella Reccia, Tomokazu Kusano, Bridson M Julie, Ajay Sharma, Ahmed Halawa 
World J Transplant 7(2):144-151. Published online Apr 24, 2017. doi: 10.5500/wjt.v7.i2.144
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Post-transplantation lymphoproliferative disorders: Current concepts and future therapeutic approaches  
Fedaey Abbas, Mohsen El Kossi, Ihab Sakr Shaheen, Ajay Sharma, Ahmed Halawa 
World J Transplant 10(2):29-46. Published online Feb 28, 2020. doi: 10.5500/wjt.v10.i2.29
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ABO incompatible renal transplants: Good or bad?  
Masaki Muramatsu, Hector Daniel Gonzalez, Roberto Cacciola, Atsushi Aikawa, Magdi M Yaqoob, Carmelo Puliatti 
World J Transplant 4(1):18-29. Published online Mar 24, 2014. doi: 10.5500/wjt.v4.i1.18
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Update on the treatment of focal segmental glomerulosclerosis in renal transplantation  
Maria Messina, Ester Gallo, Alberto Mella, Fabiola Pagani, Luigi Biancone 
World J Transplant 6(1):54-68. Published online Mar 24, 2016. doi: 10.5500/wjt.v6.i1.54
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Copper as an alternative antimicrobial coating for implants - An in vitro study  
Claudia Bergemann, Sarah Zaatreh, Katharina Wegner, Kathleen Arndt, Andreas Podbielski, Rainer Bader, Cornelia Prinz, Ulrich Lembke, J Barbara Nebe 
World J Transplant 7(3):193-202. Published online Jun 24, 2017. doi: 10.5500/wjt.v7.i3.193
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Liver transplantation and the management of progressive familial intrahepatic cholestasis in children  
Ashley Mehl, Humberto Bohorquez, Maria-Stella Serrano, Gretchen Galliano, Trevor W Reichman 
World J Transplant 6(2):278-290. Published online Jun 24, 2016. doi: 10.5500/wjt.v6.i2.278
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Deceased organ donation for transplantation: Challenges and opportunities  
Raffaele Girlanda 
World J Transplant 6(3):451-459. Published online Sep 24, 2016. doi: 10.5500/wjt.v6.i3.451
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Polyoma virus nephropathy in kidney transplantation  
Jacob RW Scadden, Adnan Sharif, Kassi Skordilis, Richard Borrows 
World J Transplant 7(6):329-338. Published online Dec 24, 2017. doi: 10.5500/wjt.v7.i6.329
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Complement-mediated renal diseases after kidney transplantation - current diagnostic and therapeutic options in de novo and recurrent diseases  
Fedaey Abbas, Mohsen El Kossi, Jon Jin Kim, Ihab Sakr Shaheen, Ajay Sharma, Ahmed Halawa 
World J Transplantation 8(6):203-219. Published online Oct 22, 2018. doi: 10.5500/wjt.v8.i6.203
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Old game, new players: Linking classical theories to new trends in transplant immunology  
Marina Burgos da Silva, Flavia Franco da Cunha, Fernanda Fernandes Terra, Niels Olsen Saraiva Camara 
World J Transplant 7(1):1-25. Published online Feb 24, 2017. doi: 10.5500/wjt.v7.i1.1
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Clinical features and determinants of VO2peak in de novo heart transplant recipients  
Katrine Rolid, Arne K Andreassen, Marianne Yardley, Elisabeth Bjørkelund, Kristjan Karason, Julia P Wigh, Christian H Dall, Finn Gustafsson, Lars Gullestad, Kari Nytrøen 
World J Transplantation 8(5):188-197. Published online Sep 10, 2018. doi: 10.5500/wjt.v8.i5.188
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Histopathological analysis of infiltrating T cell subsets in acute T cell-mediated rejection in the kidney transplant  
Francisco Salcido-Ochoa, Susan Swee-Shan Hue, Siyu Peng, Zhaoxiang Fan, Reiko Lixiang Li, Jabed Iqbal, John Carson Allen Jr, Alwin Hwai Liang Loh 
World J Transplant 7(4):222-234. Published online Aug 24, 2017. doi: 10.5500/wjt.v7.i4.222
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De novo glomerular diseases after renal transplantation: How is it different from recurrent glomerular diseases?  
Fedaey Abbas, Mohsen El Kossi, Jon Kim Jin, Ajay Sharma, Ahmed Halawa 
World J Transplant 7(6):285-300. Published online Dec 24, 2017. doi: 10.5500/wjt.v7.i6.285
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Lymphocyte recovery is an independent predictor of relapse in allogeneic hematopoietic cell transplantation recipients for acute leukemia  
Moussab Damlaj, Samer Ghazi, Walid Mashaqbeh, Gamal Gmati, Hend Salama, Khadega A Abuelgasim, Mushtaq Rather, Ali Hajeer, Mohsen Al-Zahrani, Abdul-Rahman Jazieh, Ayman Hejazi, Ahmad Al Askar 
World J Transplant 7(4):235-242. Published online Aug 24, 2017. doi: 10.5500/wjt.v7.i4.235
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Intra-islet endothelial cell and β-cell crosstalk: Implication for islet cell transplantation  
Siddharth Narayanan, Gopalakrishnan Loganathan, Maheswaran Dhanasekaran, William Tucker, Ankit Patel, Venugopal Subhashree, SriPrakash Mokshagundam, Michael G Hughes, Stuart K Williams, Appakalai N Balamurugan 
World J Transplant 7(2):117-128. Published online Apr 24, 2017. doi: 10.5500/wjt.v7.i2.117
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Importance of physical capacity and the effects of exercise in heart transplant recipients  
Marianne Yardley, Lars Gullestad, Kari Nytrøen 
World J Transplant 8(1):1-12. Published online Feb 24, 2018. doi: 10.5500/wjt.v8.i1.1
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BK nephropathy in the native kidneys of patients with organ transplants: Clinical spectrum of BK infection  
Darlene Vigil, Nikifor K Konstantinov, Marc Barry, Antonia M Harford, Karen S Servilla, Young Ho Kim, Yijuan Sun, Kavitha Ganta, Antonios H Tzamaloukas 
World J Transplant 6(3):472-504. Published online Sep 24, 2016. doi: 10.5500/wjt.v6.i3.472
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Vaccinations in kidney transplant recipients: Clearing the muddy waters  
Swati Arora, Gretchen Kipp, Nitin Bhanot, Kalathil K Sureshkumar 
World J Transplantation 9(1):1-13. Published online Jan 16, 2019. doi: 10.5500/wjt.v9.i1.1
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Long term outcomes of cardiac transplant for immunoglobulin light chain amyloidosis: The Mayo Clinic experience  
Martha Grogan, Morie Gertz, Arleigh McCurdy, Lindsey Roeker, Robert Kyle, Sudhir Kushwaha, Richard Daly, Joseph Dearani, Richard Rodeheffer, Robert Frantz, Martha Lacy, Suzanne Hayman, Christopher McGregor, Brooks Edwards, Angela Dispenzieri 
World J Transplant 6(2):380-388. Published online Jun 24, 2016. doi: 10.5500/wjt.v6.i2.380
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Effectiveness and versatility of biological prosthesis in transplanted patients  
Giovanni Vennarecci, Gianluca Mascianà, Edoardo De Werra, Giovanni Battista Levi Sandri, Daniele Ferraro, Mirco Burocchi, Giovanni Tortorelli, Nicola Guglielmo, Giuseppe Maria Ettorre 
World J Transplant 7(1):43-48. Published online Feb 24, 2017. doi: 10.5500/wjt.v7.i1.43
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Recent insights in the pathogenesis of post-transplantation lymphoproliferative disorders  
Julie Morscio, Thomas Tousseyn 
World J Transplant 6(3):505-516. Published online Sep 24, 2016. doi: 10.5500/wjt.v6.i3.505
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Immunosuppressive potency of mechanistic target of rapamycin inhibitors in solid-organ transplantation  
Alberto Baroja-Mazo, Beatriz Revilla-Nuin, Pablo Ramírez, José A Pons 
World J Transplant 6(1):183-192. Published online Mar 24, 2016. doi: 10.5500/wjt.v6.i1.183
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What’s new in clinical solid organ transplantation by 2013  
Maurizio Salvadori, Elisabetta Bertoni 
World J Transplant 4(4):243-266. Published online Dec 24, 2014. doi: 10.5500/wjt.v4.i4.243
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Peripheral blood stem cell mobilization in multiple myeloma: Growth factors or chemotherapy?  
Whitney D Wallis, Muzaffar H Qazilbash 
World J Transplant 7(5):250-259. Published online Oct 24, 2017. doi: 10.5500/wjt.v7.i5.250
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Post-transplant dyslipidemia: Mechanisms, diagnosis and management  
Arnav Agarwal, G V Ramesh Prasad 
World J Transplant 6(1):125-134. Published online Mar 24, 2016. doi: 10.5500/wjt.v6.i1.125
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Methodological aspects of anti-human leukocyte antigen antibody analysis in solid organ transplantation  
Andrew L Lobashevsky 
World J Transplant 4(3):153-167. Published online Sep 24, 2014. doi: 10.5500/wjt.v4.i3.153
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Risk factors and clinical indicators for the development of biliary strictures post liver transplant: Significance of bilirubin  
Elizabeth Ann Forrest, Janske Reiling, Geraldine Lipka, Jonathan Fawcett 
World J Transplant 7(6):349-358. Published online Dec 24, 2017. doi: 10.5500/wjt.v7.i6.349
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Complement related kidney diseases: Recurrence after transplantation  
Maurizio Salvadori, Elisabetta Bertoni 
World J Transplant 6(4):632-645. Published online Dec 24, 2016. doi: 10.5500/wjt.v6.i4.632
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Cardiovascular disease: Risk factors and applicability of a risk model in a Greek cohort of renal transplant recipients  
Nikolaos-Andreas Anastasopoulos, Evangelia Dounousi, Evangelos Papachristou, Charalampos Pappas, Eleni Leontaridou, Eirini Savvidaki, Dimitrios Goumenos, Michael Mitsis 
World J Transplant 7(1):49-56. Published online Feb 24, 2017. doi: 10.5500/wjt.v7.i1.49
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Current protocols and outcomes of ABO-incompatible kidney transplantation  
Maurizio Salvadori, Aris Tsalouchos 
World J Transplant 10(7):191-205. Published online Jul 29, 2020. doi: 10.5500/wjt.v10.i7.191
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Early urological complications after kidney transplantation: An overview  
Jesmar Buttigieg, Andrei Agius-Anastasi, Ajay Sharma, Ahmed Halawa 
World J Transplantation 8(5):142-149. Published online Sep 10, 2018. doi: 10.5500/wjt.v8.i5.142
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Continuous internal counterpulsation as a bridge to recovery in acute and chronic heart failure  
Christos D Kontogiannis, Konstantinos Malliaras, Chris J Kapelios, Jay W Mason, John N Nanas 
World J Transplant 6(1):115-124. Published online Mar 24, 2016. doi: 10.5500/wjt.v6.i1.115
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In vitro intracellular IFNγ, IL-17 and IL-10 producing T cells correlates with the occurrence of post-transplant opportunistic infection in liver and kidney recipients  
Francisco Boix, Santiago Llorente, Jorge Eguía, Gema Gonzalez-Martinez, Rafael Alfaro, Jose A Galián, Jose A Campillo, María Rosa Moya-Quiles, Alfredo Minguela, Jose A Pons, Manuel Muro 
World J Transplant 8(1):23-37. Published online Feb 24, 2018. doi: 10.5500/wjt.v8.i1.23
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Recurrence of primary glomerulonephritis: Review of the current evidence  
Fedaey Abbas, Mohsen El Kossi, Jon Kim Jin, Ajay Sharma, Ahmed Halawa 
World J Transplant 7(6):301-316. Published online Dec 24, 2017. doi: 10.5500/wjt.v7.i6.301
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Single-lung transplantation in emphysema: Retrospective study analyzing survival and waiting list mortality  
José M Borro, María Delgado, Elisabeth Coll, Salvador Pita 
World J Transplant 6(2):347-355. Published online Jun 24, 2016. doi: 10.5500/wjt.v6.i2.347
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Pancreatic transplantation: Brief review of the current evidence  
Ahmed Aref, Tariq Zayan, Ravi Pararajasingam, Ajay Sharma, Ahmed Halawa 
World J Transplant 9(4):81-93. Published online Aug 26, 2019. doi: 10.5500/wjt.v9.i4.81
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Proteomics for rejection diagnosis in renal transplant patients: Where are we now?  
Wilfried Gwinner, Jochen Metzger, Holger Husi, David Marx 
World J Transplant 6(1):28-41. Published online Mar 24, 2016. doi: 10.5500/wjt.v6.i1.28