Prospective randomized trial of tacrolimus and prednisone versus tacrolimus, prednisone, and mycophenolate mofetil: complete report on 350 primary adult liver transplantations.

Abstract

TACROLlMUS (Tac) was approved by the FDA for clinical use in liver transplantation in 1993 and .mycophenolate mofetil (MMF) was approved in 1995 for use in kidney transplantation with cyclosporine. The aim of the present study was to compare the combination of Tac and steroids (double therapy, group D) versus tacrolimus, steroids, and MMF (triple therapy, group T) in primary adult (age> IS years) liver transplantation (LTx). An interim report was published on the first 200 patients with a mean follow-up of 12.7 ::': 0.4 months. l The present report includes the entire study population of 350 consenting patients enrolled between August 1995 and May 1995. All patients were followed until January 2000 with a mean follow-up of 33.S ::': 9.1 months (range 20 to 53). Patient and donor characteristics were similar in both groups.

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@article{Jain2001ProspectiveRT, title={Prospective randomized trial of tacrolimus and prednisone versus tacrolimus, prednisone, and mycophenolate mofetil: complete report on 350 primary adult liver transplantations.}, author={Ashok Jain and Randeep Kashyap and David J. Kramer and Forrest S Dodson and Imad Hamad and T . E . Starzl and John J . Fung}, journal={Transplantation proceedings}, year={2001}, volume={33 1-2}, pages={1342-4} }