Anne M Wiland

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Pharmacokinetic analyses comparing generic tacrolimus preparations versus the reference drug in kidney transplant patients are lacking. A prospective, multicenter, open-label, randomized, two-period (14 days per period), two-sequence, crossover and steady-state pharmacokinetic study was undertaken to compare twice-daily generic tacrolimus (Sandoz) versus(More)
Polyoma virus (PV) can cause interstitial nephritis and lead to graft failure in renal transplant recipients. The clinical course of patients with polyoma virus nephritis (PVN) is not well understood, partially due to its relatively low incidence. This study is a retrospective analysis of our experience over 4 yr. The specific purpose is to outline the(More)
BACKGROUND Laparoscopic donor nephrectomy (laparoNx) has the potential to increase living kidney donation rates by reducing the pain and suffering of the donor. However, renal function outcomes of a large series of recipients of laparoNx have not been studied. METHODS We retrospectively reviewed the records of 132 recipients of laparoNx done at our center(More)
BACKGROUND Allograft rejection continues to be the most common cause of graft failure in technically successful pancreas transplants. Early diagnosis and treatment of rejection is essential for long-term graft survival. Pancreas graft biopsies are now used routinely for the diagnosis of acute allograft rejection. The correlation between clinical evidence of(More)
BACKGROUND Infection is a frequent postoperative complication in renal transplant recipients. However, little information is available concerning the effect of pretransplantation dialysis modality on posttransplantation complications including infection. We therefore evaluated the effect of hemodialysis (HD) versus peritoneal dialysis (PD) on the incidence(More)
BACKGROUND Alloimmunization can present a virtually insurmountable barrier to kidney transplantation. Past protocols to desensitize patients using plasmapheresis and cyclophosphamide have not been broadly applied because of the fear of complications, including high rates of immunologic failure. METHODS Fifteen patients with a positive donor-recipient(More)
The study was performed to compare the efficacy and side effects of azathioprine (AZA) and mycophenolate mofetil (MMF) in conjunction with cyclosporine or tacrolimus and steroids for the prevention of acute pancreas rejection during the first 6 months of pancreas transplantation. In this case-controlled study, MMF is compared with historical controls of AZA(More)
Everolimus (EVR) in heart and renal transplant (RTx) recipients may be associated with a decreased incidence of cytomegalovirus (CMV). A detailed analysis of the association between EVR versus mycophenolic acid (MPA) and CMV events has not been reported. CMV data from 2004 de novo RTx recipients from three-randomized, prospective, EVR studies A2309 (N =(More)
Tacrolimus exposure and renal function data to 36 months post-transplant were analyzed from the prospective, observational Mycophenolic acid Observational REnal transplant (MORE) registry in which de novo kidney transplant patients were managed according to local practice. Tacrolimus trough (C0 ) concentration at month 12 was stratified as low (<6 ng/mL),(More)
BACKGROUND Prospective, long-term data on corticosteroid withdrawal (CSW) versus corticosteroid continuation (CSC) following kidney transplantation are scarce. MATERIAL/METHODS The Mycophenolic Renal Transplant (MORE) Registry was a prospective, observational study of de novo kidney transplant patients receiving mycophenolic acid (MPA) and standard of(More)