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We have previously defined factors that predict the long term success of maintenance CsA monotherapy (CsAm) after kidney transplantation : donor age < 40 years, serum creatinine level at the initiation of CsAm £ 125 µmol/L, no rejection episode before CsAm initiation. We have also shown that the 8-year graft survival in 329 selected patients enrolled in maintenance CsA-m was 84 % (Hurault de Ligny et al, Transplantation, 2000 ; 69 : 1327-1332). These results were obtained with an old formulation of cyclosporin, azathioprine, steroid withdrawal over the first year and induction antibody. This prospective randomized multicentre study was designed to clarify whether maintenance Neoral + MMF or Neoral + AZA is better than a CsAm and wether Neoral + MMF is better than Neoral + AZA in low immunological risk cadaveric kidney transplant recipients.
Between july 1998 and january 2004 selected patients were randomly assigned equally within each centre to receive CsAm or bitherapy with equally CsA + MMF or CsA + AZA.
Allocation: Randomized, Control: Active Control, Endpoint Classification: Safety/Efficacy Study, Intervention Model: Parallel Assignment, Masking: Open Label, Primary Purpose: Treatment
Cyclosporin A: C0: 75–125ng/ml-dose adapted in the 3 groups, Group A: CsA + Azathioprine(1 to 2 mg/kg/day), Group B: CsA + CellCept(500 mg x 2/day), Group C: CsAm
Caen university Hospital
Poitiers University Hospital
Published on BioPortfolio: 2014-08-27T03:39:03-0400
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