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The purpose was study the immunosuppression using total lymphoid irradiation plus Csa, MMF and prednisone pretransplant to prevent focal segmental glomerulosclerosis recurrence in the renal graft
Focal and segmental glomerulosclerosis (FSGS) is resistant to treatment with immunosuppressants and after transplant, 40% of such patients have recurrences in renal allograft. The purpose of this trial was to use Total Lymphoid Irradiation (TLI) plus mycophenolate mofetil (MMF), cyclosporine A (CsA) and prednisone (PRED) to prevent recurrence.
Allocation: Non-Randomized, Control: Historical Control, Endpoint Classification: Safety/Efficacy Study, Intervention Model: Single Group Assignment, Masking: Open Label, Primary Purpose: Treatment
Total Lymphoid irradiation
Hospital das Clinicas - Division of Urology and Radiotherapy - University of Sao Paulo
University of Sao Paulo
Published on BioPortfolio: 2014-08-27T03:43:28-0400
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