Cyclosporine: Preliminary experience in 79 patients with renal transplants

V. A. Tellis, A. J. Matas, D. Glichlick, T. Quinn, R. Soberman, R. Weiss, F. J. Veith

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Between November 1983 and December 1984, 79 cadaver kidney transplant recipients were treated at Montefiore Medical Center with the immunosuppressive agents cyclosporine and prednisone. One-year patient survival was 98% and kidney survival was 73%. These results, though excellent, were not statistically different from results in this institution immediately preceding the use of cyclosporine. Cyclosporine is a potent immunosuppressive agent, often effective when other agents have failed. However, it is toxic and expensive. Further study and experience is necessary to define its role in cadaver kidney transplantation.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)531-534
Number of pages4
JournalNew York State Journal of Medicine
Issue number9
StatePublished - 1985
Externally publishedYes

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  • General Medicine


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