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Zhonghua Wai Ke Za Zhi. 1994 Mar;32(3):175-7.

[Clinical study on the use of multiglycosides of Tripterygium wilfordii after cadaveric kidney transplantation].

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General Hospital of People's Liberation Army, Beijing.


Based on the animal experiments, we first used the multiglycosides of Tripterygium wilfordii (GTW) as a main immunosuppressive agent to treat the patients with cadaveric kidney transplantation instead of Azathioprine (Aza) from 1990. By clinical observation and 3-year follow-up, the result showed the GTW having a satisfactory immunosuppressive effect. In this study, there were 85 cases in control group (Aza+CSA+Pred) and 87 cases in therapeutic group (GTW+CSA+Pred). The normalizing times of graft function after transplantation taked 18.17 +/- 1.61 days in control group and 10.9 +/- 0.18 days in therapeutic group respectively. The 1-, and 2-year graft survival rates were 89.3 +/- 0.3% and 87.0 +/- 0.3% in control group, 96.1 +/- 0.2% and 90.4 +/- 0.6% in therapeutic group respectively. The difference of the normalization times of graft function and graft survival rates between the two groups had statistically significant (P < 0.01). The incidence of complication such as infection, liver function damaging, etc, in therapeutic group was lower than in control group.

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