Abdominal Organ Transplantation: Noteworthy Literature in 2021

Robert St Jules, Daniel Blech, Natalie K. Smith, Tetsuro Sakai

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This review highlights noteworthy literature pertinent to anesthesiologists and critical care physicians caring for patients undergoing abdominal organ transplantation. In 2021, we identified noteworthy papers from over 1,200 peer-reviewed publications on pancreatic transplantation, over 1,400 on intestinal transplantation, and over 9,000 on kidney transplantation. The liver transplantation section focuses on clinical trials and systematic reviews and meta-analyses published in 2021 and features 20 selected papers. COVID-19 and abdominal organ transplantation are featured in an independent section.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)140-153
Number of pages14
JournalSeminars in Cardiothoracic and Vascular Anesthesia
Issue number2
StatePublished - Jun 2022


  • anesthesiology
  • coronavirus disease 2019
  • intestine
  • kidney
  • liver
  • pancreas
  • transplantation


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