Low-dose tacrolimus combined with a MMF dose of 1 g daily and corticosteroids provided an optimized efficacy and safety profile. A higher dose of MMF (2 g) was associated with greater toxicity without a significant improvement in efficacy.
Transplant function and survival of patients after dual kidney transplantation indicate that this procedure is reasonable to ameliorate the problem of organ shortage. The most crucial point is to establish a widely accepted standardized scoring for the donors leading to single, dual, or refusal of transplantation.
Gastric electrical stimulation offers symptom control in diabetics with drug-refractory gastroparesis and decreases gastric retention. This study, for the first time, documents a positive effect of this therapy on metabolic control as indicated by HbA1c, a surrogate marker of the risk of diabetic complications.
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