Steroid-resistant nephrotic syndrome impact of genetic testing

Rabbit ATG has been used in two randomised trials to reduce acute Graft versus Host (aGVH) disease in recipients receiving progenitor cell transplants. [2] While higher doses (15 mg/kg) reduced aGVH this was offset by increased infections. However a long term follow up showed that at both high and low ( mg/kg) doses chronic GVH (cGVH) was reduced. [3] A similar trial of anti-lymphocyte globulin showed a trend in reduction of aGVH that was not statistically significant, but a reduction in cGVH. [4] The Canadian Blood and Marrow Transplant Group is currently conducting the first randomised trial in cGVH using an even lower dose of rabbit ATG ( mg/kg) in an attempt to confirm these observations. The endpoint is the reduction in the proportion of patients with cGVH at 1 year, off immunosuppressants . [5]

Steroid-resistant nephrotic syndrome impact of genetic testing

steroid-resistant nephrotic syndrome impact of genetic testing

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