Mohamad El-Faramawi

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We report our experience in pediatric renal transplantation avoiding steroids whenever possible. Immunosuppression consisted of an initial induction with antithymocyte globulin followed by maintenance therapy with a calcineurin inhibitor and MMF. Steroids were only given to selected patients because of the primary disease, recurrence, rejection, or PTLD.(More)
BACKGROUND A steroid-free immunosuppressive protocol may improve the general well-being of patients, but long-term renal graft survival has been a concern. METHODS In a retrospective clinical study, 329 consecutive transplantations with renal grafts at our centre during the period 1995-2004, were followed for up to 9.3 years. Patients mainly received(More)
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