Randomized comparison of triple therapy and antithymocyte globulin induction treatment after simultaneous pancreas-kidney transplantation.

@article{Cantarovich1998RandomizedCO,
  title={Randomized comparison of triple therapy and antithymocyte globulin induction treatment after simultaneous pancreas-kidney transplantation.},
  author={Diego Cantarovich and Georges Karam and Magali Giral-Classe and Maryvonne Hourmant and Jacques Dantal and Gilles Blancho and Lo{\"i}c Le Normand and Jean Paul Soulillou},
  journal={Kidney international},
  year={1998},
  volume={54 4},
  pages={1351-6}
}
BACKGROUND The incidence of acute rejection is considered to be higher after simultaneous pancreas-kidney (SPK) transplantation as compared to renal transplant alone. Therefore, the majority of SPK transplant recipients commonly receive a combination of cyclosporine (CsA) or tracolimus, and azathioprine or mycophenolic mofetyl, corticosteroids and/or antilymphocyte preparations. This study was designed to compare two immunosuppressive protocols for the prevention of acute rejection in patients… CONTINUE READING

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