Logo Annals of Transplantation Logo Annals of Transplantation Logo Annals of Transplantation

25 January 2019 : Letter/Correspondence  

Good Results with Individually Adapted Long-Term Immunosuppression Following Alemtuzumab Versus ATG Induction Therapy in Combined Kidney-Pancreas Transplantation: A Single-Center Report

Claudia Bösmüller1ABCDEF*, Franka Messner1BC, Christian Margreiter1D, Robert Öllinger2D, Manuel Maglione1D, Rupert Oberhuber1D, Stefan Scheidl1D, Hannes Neuwirt3D, Dietmar Öfner1E, Raimund Margreiter1AE, Stefan Schneeberger1DE

DOI: 10.12659/AOT.911712

Ann Transplant 2019; 24:52-56

Abstract

Retrospective analysis of the long-term results of a randomized controlled trial comparing alemtuzumab (ALEM) and antithymocyte globulin (ATG) as induction therapy in simultaneous pancreas-kidney transplantation (SPK) to address individualized long-term immunosuppression. Between 2006 and 2010 a total of 30 SPKs were randomized to treatment with ALEM plus tacrolimus (TAC) monotherapy (Group A, n=14) versus ATG induction plus TAC, mycophenolate mofetil (MMF) and steroids (Group B, n=16), followed by individualized long-term immunosuppression. We here present the long-term results for graft survival, graft function, and major complications. The 9-year patient survival rates in Groups A and Group B were 92.9% and 86.7% respectively; pancreas graft survival was 75.0% and 65.0% respectively; renal graft survival was 83.1% and 93.8% respectively. Long-term graft function was excellent with a creatinine of 1.5 mg/dL and 1.4 mg/dL, fasting glycemia of 104 mg/dL and 102 mg/dL, hemoglobin (Hb) A1c of 5.4 g% and 5.6 g% in Group A and Group B, respectively. Major complications were comparable in both groups. Good long-term results for patient, pancreas graft and kidney graft survival were achieved in both groups with individually adapted maintenance immunosuppression. ALEM is a valid induction therapy.

Keywords: Immunosuppressive Agents, Kidney Transplantation, Pancreas Transplantation, alemtuzumab, Antilymphocyte Serum, Diabetes Mellitus, Type 1, Graft Rejection, Graft Survival, Immunosuppression Therapy, Middle Aged, Survival Rate, Treatment Outcome

0 Comments

SARS-CoV-2/COVID-19

06 December 2022 : Original article  

Changes in Physical Activity Due to Fear of COVID-19 and Its Impact on Depression Among Post-Liver Transpla...

Ann Transplant 2022; 27:e938239

12 April 2022 : Letter/Correspondence  

Pancreas Allograft Thrombosis as a Post-COVID-19 Complication in a Diabetic Patient After Pancreas Transpla...

Ann Transplant 2022; 27:e935863

12 November 2021 : Original article  

Coronavirus Disease 2019 (COVID-19) in Solid Organ Transplant Recipients: A Case-Control Study

Ann Transplant 2021; 26:e933152

In Press

27 Mar 2023 : Original article  

Outcomes of Kidney Transplantation in Older Recipients

Ann Transplant In Press; DOI: 10.12659/AOT.938692  

27 Mar 2023 : Original article  

The Incidence of Brain-Dead Donors Based on Screening and Management Led by Intensivists

Ann Transplant In Press; DOI: 10.12659/AOT.939521  

22 Mar 2023 : Original article  

Effect of Sodium Bicarbonate Ringer’s Solution on Intraoperative Blood Gas Analysis and Postoperative Recov...

Ann Transplant In Press; DOI: 10.12659/AOT.939097  

17 Mar 2023 : Original article  

Converting from Tenofovir Disoproxil Fumarate to Tenofovir Alafenamide in Patients with Hepatitis B Followi...

Ann Transplant In Press; DOI: 10.12659/AOT.938731  

Most Viewed Current Articles

24 Aug 2021 : Review article  

Normothermic Machine Perfusion (NMP) of the Liver – Current Status and Future Perspectives

DOI :10.12659/AOT.931664

Ann Transplant 2021; 26:e931664

26 Jan 2022 : Review article  

Recurrence of Hepatocellular Carcinoma After Liver Transplantation: Risk Factors and Predictive Models

DOI :10.12659/AOT.934924

Ann Transplant 2022; 27:e934924

29 Dec 2021 : Original article  

Efficacy and Safety of Tacrolimus-Based Maintenance Regimens in De Novo Kidney Transplant Recipients: A Sys...

DOI :10.12659/AOT.933588

Ann Transplant 2021; 26:e933588

15 Mar 2022 : Case report  

Combined Liver, Pancreas-Duodenum, and Kidney Transplantation for Patients with Hepatitis B Cirrhosis, Urem...

DOI :10.12659/AOT.935860

Ann Transplant 2022; 27:e935860

Your Privacy

We use cookies to ensure the functionality of our website, to personalize content and advertising, to provide social media features, and to analyze our traffic. If you allow us to do so, we also inform our social media, advertising and analysis partners about your use of our website, You can decise for yourself which categories you you want to deny or allow. Please note that based on your settings not all functionalities of the site are available. View our privacy policy.

Annals of Transplantation eISSN: 2329-0358
Annals of Transplantation eISSN: 2329-0358