CFP - Special Issue of JNRT: Renal Transplantation in South Asia

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Special Issue of the Journal of Nephrology and Renal Transplantation


Title: Renal Transplantation in South Asia




Renal transplantation has been regularly and successfully been performed in south Asia, specifically India since the 1970’s. At present, about 10,000 transplants are being performed in India per year.

The region became quite popular in the mid 1980’s as a centre for renal transplant ‘medical tourism’, ignominiously called the ‘Bombay transplants’ leading on to the govt. Of India intervening and introducing the ‘human organ transplant act’ in mid 1990’s,making such transplants illegal and also setting up a framework for a cadaver transplant networking program.

Pakistan also recently introduced a bill on similar lines. The region has certain issues specific and unique, because of social, cultural and economic factors. There are a number of NGOs and institutes promoting cadaver renal transplantation, which is now being performed in many centers in India since mid 1990’s in the absence of a registry, centralized networking or any state support.

Certain other clinical problems are post transplant infections, need for individualizing induction strategies, sensitizing the state and the public at large towards organ donation.
A wealth of experience is available in the region to address these issues and suggest solutions.


Important Dates:


Submission Deadline: 1st October 2008

Deadline for initial reviews: 15th November 2008

First Notification: 1st December 2008

Camera Ready papers due: 1st January 2009

Final Notification of Acceptance/Rejection: 15th January 2009


Submission Procedure:


All the papers should be full journal length versions and follow the guidelines set out by JNRT. All the papers will be peer-reviewed based on standard JNRT reviewing procedures.


Papers should be submitted through the JNRT online submission website as special issue papers. Please specify the title of this special issue in the “Comments for the Editor” section while submitting the paper.


Guest Editor:

K. Shivanand Nayak, MD

Head of Department of Nephrology,

Global Hospital, Lakdi Ka Pul,

Hyderabad, India


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