TITLE

Review: Steroid avoidance or withdrawal does not increase mortality or graft loss in kidney transplant patients

AUTHOR(S)
Nosrati, Mordechai Saeid; Pascual, J.
PUB. DATE
September 2009
SOURCE
ACP Journal Club;9/22/2009, Vol. 151 Issue 3, p8
SOURCE TYPE
Academic Journal
DOC. TYPE
Article
ABSTRACT
The article presents the findings of a study regarding the efficacy and safety of steroid avoidance in kidney transplant recipients. The research evaluated steroid avoidance or withdrawal, with one group randomized to steroid avoidance or withdrawal after more than two weeks of treatment in patients receiving a kidney transplant. The study revealed that steroid avoidance or withdrawal increases risk for acute graft rejection but does not increase mortality.
ACCESSION #
44638107

 

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