Higher surgical wound complication rates with sirolimus immunosuppression after kidney transplantation: a matched-pair pilot study.

@article{Troppmann2003HigherSW,
  title={Higher surgical wound complication rates with sirolimus immunosuppression after kidney transplantation: a matched-pair pilot study.},
  author={Christoph Troppmann and Jonathan L. Pierce and Mehul M Gandhi and Brian J. Gallay and John P. McVicar and Richard V. Perez},
  journal={Transplantation},
  year={2003},
  volume={76 2},
  pages={426-9}
}
Sirolimus, a potent new immunosuppressant, has been anecdotally associated with surgical wound complications. We studied postoperative surgical wound complications in 15 kidney recipients receiving sirolimus, prednisone, and tacrolimus or cyclosporine (study group) compared with 15 recipients receiving tacrolimus, prednisone, and mycophenolate mofetil who were pair-matched for surgical wound complication risk factors. Surgical wound complications were defined as any complication related to the… CONTINUE READING