Journal article

Predictors of improvement in renal function after calcineurin inhibitor withdrawal for post-liver transplant renal dysfunction

MKH Hong, PW Angus, RM Jones, RB Vaughan, PJ Gow

CLINICAL TRANSPLANTATION | WILEY | Published : 2005

Abstract

BACKGROUND: Renal dysfunction after liver transplantation is a major management problem. Predictors of improvement in renal dysfunction after calcineurin inhibitor therapy (CNI) withdrawal and replacement with either mycophenolate mofetil (MMF) or azathioprine (AZA) have not previously been examined. METHODS: Retrospective analysis of 33 post-transplant patients with creatinine clearance (CrCl) below 50 mL/min who were changed from CNI to either MMF or AZA. Following CNI withdrawal patients were divided into two groups: those with improved CrCl after switching and those without, to identify the variables associated with improved renal function. RESULTS: Variables associated with improved CrC..

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