Beneficial effect of plasmapheresis and intravenous immunoglobulin on renal allograft survival of patients with acute humoral rejection.

@article{Rocha2003BeneficialEO,
  title={Beneficial effect of plasmapheresis and intravenous immunoglobulin on renal allograft survival of patients with acute humoral rejection.},
  author={Paulo Novis Rocha and David W Butterly and Arthur Greenberg and Donal N Reddan and Janet Elizabeth Tuttle-Newhall and Bradley H. Collins and P. C. Kuo and Nancy L. Reinsmoen and Timothy A. Fields and David N. Howell and Stephen R Smith},
  journal={Transplantation},
  year={2003},
  volume={75 9},
  pages={1490-5}
}
BACKGROUND Acute humoral rejection (AHR) has been associated with enhanced graft loss. Our study compared the renal allograft survival of patients with AHR treated with plasmapheresis (PP) and intravenous immunoglobulin (IVIG) with allograft survival in patients with acute cellular rejection (ACR). METHODS We retrospectively analyzed all kidney transplants performed at our institution between January 1999 and August 2001 (n=286). Recipients were classified into three groups according to… CONTINUE READING