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This study was designed to assess aspects of the quality of life and rehabilitation of heart transplant recipients who had transplantations at St. Vincent's Hospital, New South Wales, Australia, between February 1984 and March 1987. Factors determining return to full-time employment were delineated. A questionnaire was sent to 51 recipients. The response(More)
To determine the role of maintenance steroids in a cyclosporine and azathioprine immunosuppressive regimen, 112 heart transplant recipients were prospectively randomized to group I (n = 59; cyclosporine, azathioprine, and prednisolone) or group II (n = 53; cyclosporine and azathioprine). All patients received 7 days of induction with antithymocyte globulin.(More)
BACKGROUND The aim of this double-blind, placebo-controlled study was to determine whether a prolonged course of low-dose ganciclovir prevented the development of clinical cytomegalovirus disease after heart transplantation. METHODS Fifty-six consecutive patients were stratified into two groups: cytomegalovirus-positive recipients (n = 40) and(More)
To determine any benefit of maintenance steroids in a cyclosporine and azathioprine immunosuppressive regimen, 112 heart transplant recipients were prospectively randomized to receive cyclosporine, azathioprine, and prednisolone (n = 59) or cyclosporine and azathioprine (n = 53). Of the 53 double-therapy patients, 47% were converted to maintenance steroids(More)
The purpose of this study was to compare the quality of life after heart transplantation for patients treated with cyclosporine and azathioprine (double therapy) versus cyclosporine, azathioprine, and corticosteroids (triple therapy). This study was based on a randomized, prospective trial and was focused on patients from ages 17 to 57 years at 1-year after(More)
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