Rapid discontinuation of prednisone in higher-risk kidney transplant recipients

Khalid Khwaja, Massimo Asolati, James V. Harmon, J. Keith Melancon, Ty B. Dunn, Kristen J. Gillingham, Raja Kandaswamy, Abhinav Humar, Rainer W G Gruessner, William D. Payne, John S. Najarian, David L. Dunn, David E R Sutherland, Arthur J. Matas

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Prednisone-minimization protocols have been successful in low-risk recipients. We report on the use of a protocol incorporating rapid discontinuation of prednisone in a cohort of kidney transplant recipients (n = 79) at increased immunologic risk. Our data suggests that such recipients should not be excluded from prednisone-minimization protocols.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)1397-1399
Number of pages3
Issue number9
StatePublished - Nov 15 2004


  • Immunosuppression


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