Research Study

A Prospective, Open Label, Pilot Study Comparing the Use of Low-target Advagraf With Rabbit Antithymocyte Globulin Induction Versus Conventional Target Advagraf With Basiliximab Induction in a Steroid-avoidance Immunosuppressive Protocol for de Novo Renal Transplant Recipients
Principal Investigator 
Jagbir Gill


Body Locations and Systems 
Kidney Transplantation
Disorders and Conditions 
Study Start/End 
Feb 17, 2011 to Jul 5, 2020
St. Paul's Hospital, Vancouver General Hospital
Katy Vela, Research Assistant
Purpose of Study 

While the incidence of acute rejection and early graft loss have improved dramatically with the advent of newer immunosuppressant medications, improvements in long-term patient and allograft survival after kidney transplantation have not been achieved. The specific drug combination that provides the best outcomes with the least amount of side effects is not known. Each kidney transplant center uses the combination of drugs that they believe is optimal. This study is about identifying whether drugs that are currently approved for use in kidney transplantation can be used in a new combination safely and with potentially fewer side effects than the drug combinations that are currently used at St. Paul's Hospital and other transplant centres.


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