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This study will access the quality of life in renal transplant recipients who require a reduced dose of mycophenolate mofetil (MMF) because of gastrointestinal (GI) side effects and will also access the relationship between mycophenolic acid (MPA) dose in those patients receiving enteric-coated mycophenolate sodium formulation(EC-MPS).
Patients will be evaluated at baseline, 2 weeks after study medicine conversion and then again at 12 weeks post-conversion.
Allocation: Randomized, Control: Active Control, Endpoint Classification: Safety/Efficacy Study, Intervention Model: Parallel Assignment, Masking: Open Label, Primary Purpose: Prevention
Maintenance Kidney Transplant
Enteric-coated Mycophenolate sodium (EC-MPS), Mycophenolate mofetil
Published on BioPortfolio: 2014-08-27T03:41:33-0400
This open, multi-center randomized controlled study is designed to investigate the quality of life in patients with mycophenolate mofetil (MMF)-induced gastrointestinal (GI) adverse events...
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Tablets coated with material that delays release of the medication until after they leave the stomach. (Dorland, 28th ed)
The sodium salt of 4-hydroxybutyric acid. Anesthetic used for both induction and maintenance. It may cause bradycardia and dyskinesias.
Fluorescent antibody technique for visualizing antibody-bacteria complexes in urine. The presence or absence of antibody-coated bacteria in urine correlates with localization of urinary tract infection in the kidney or bladder, respectively.
An element that is a member of the alkali group of metals. It has the atomic symbol Na, atomic number 11, and atomic weight 23. With a valence of 1, it has a strong affinity for oxygen and other nonmetallic elements. Sodium provides the chief cation of the extracellular body fluids. Its salts are the most widely used in medicine. (From Dorland, 27th ed) Physiologically the sodium ion plays a major role in blood pressure regulation, maintenance of fluid volume, and electrolyte balance.
Specialized regions of the cell membrane composed of pits coated with a bristle covering made of the protein CLATHRIN. These pits are the entry route for macromolecules bound by cell surface receptors. The pits are then internalized into the cytoplasm to form the COATED VESICLES.
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