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Type: Journal article
Title: Does rituximab help in HLA desensitization for kidney transplantation?
Author: Carroll, R.
Coates, P.
Citation: Kidney International, 2015; 87(2):277-279
Publisher: Nature Publishing Group
Issue Date: 2015
ISSN: 0085-2538
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Robert Carroll and P Toby Coates
Abstract: In the study by Jackson et al., 50 subjects were given plasma exchange and low-dose intravenous immunoglobulin to desensitize for live-donor kidney transplantation, and those deemed to have high immunological risk were also given rituximab. Transplant outcomes were similar between the two groups even though the rituximab group had higher immunological risk. These results suggest that rituximab may be helpful when added to 'standard' desensitization protocols, but definitive trials are still lacking in this area.
Keywords: Humans
HLA Antigens
Kidney Transplantation
Description: Commentary
Rights: © 2015 International Society of Nephrology
DOI: 10.1038/ki.2014.365
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