Format

Send to:

Choose Destination
See comment in PubMed Commons below
Transplant Proc. 2004 Sep;36(7):2104.

Role of postdose cyclosporine monitoring in living renal transplant recipients.

Author information

  • 1Department of Transplant Surgery, Chandigarh, India.

Abstract

Achieving optimal cyclosporine (Neoral) absorption is critical for successful graft outcome. Recently there have been studies on postdose monitoring of cyclosporine. Two- and 3-hour postdose cyclosporine levels measured by radioimmunoassay were correlated with occurrence of rejection and cyclosporine nephrotoxicity in 30 patients; C(2) and C(3) levels were significantly lower than the desired therapeutic levels in patients with acute rejection. Based on our study and those of others we suggest C(3) levels should be adopted in clinical practice.

PMID:
15518761
[PubMed - indexed for MEDLINE]
PubMed Commons home

PubMed Commons

0 comments
How to join PubMed Commons

    Supplemental Content

    Full text links

    Icon for Elsevier Science
    Loading ...
    Write to the Help Desk