Journal article

Combination therapy with tacrolimus and mycophenolate mofetil: effects of early and late minimization of mycophenolate mofetil after renal transplant.

Rowan Walker, Mark Thomas, David Goodman, Scott Campbell, Steven Chadban, undefined AUS-13 study group

Clin Transplant | Published : 2008


The objectives of the study were: (i) to compare the efficacy and safety of minimizing mycophenolate mofetil (MMF) early (30 d) or late (90 d) after renal transplantation, when used in combination with tacrolimus; (ii) to retrospectively investigate factors associated with early, acute rejections and (iii) to investigate the pharmacokinetic interaction between tacrolimus and diltiazem. A prospective, randomized, multicenter, open-label study was conducted in 124 de novo kidney transplant recipients. Efficacy and safety outcomes were assessed for 180 d after transplantation and subjects were followed-up for a mean duration of 5.1 yr. The efficacy and safety outcomes were comparable whether th..

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