Date: Monday, June 4, 2018
Session Time: 6:00pm-7:00pm
Presentation Time: 6:00pm-7:00pm
Location: Hall 4EF
Background. Many immunosuppressive drugs are prescribed as twice-daily dosing. Simplified once-daily dosing of the entire drug regimen can improve treatment satisfaction for patients. We examined the safety, efficacy, and treatment satisfaction of a simplified once-daily immunosuppressive regimen using extended-release tacrolimus, sirolimus, and corticosteroids.
Methods. This study was a prospective, multicenter, controlled, cohort trial. Adult kidney transplant patients with a stable renal function were eligible if they had received transplants more than 3 months prior to study enrollment, and were taking tacrolimus. Efficacy failure, safety, and renal function were evaluated until 6 months post-conversion. Measurements of treatment satisfaction were performed.
Results. A total of 160 kidney recipients were in the intention-to-treat (ITT) population. No graft loss and one patient death at home were reported. The incidence of treated biopsy-confirmed acute rejection until 6 months post-conversion was 0.62%. The mean estimated glomerular filtration rate of was not significantly changed (P>0.050)but the 24-hour urinary excretion of protein before conversion was significantly lower (87.1±140.9 mg/day) than that at 6 months post-conversion (206.5±433.5 mg/day, P<0.001) in 140 per-protocol (PP)population. Among the ITT population, overall 95 (59.4%) had a type of adverse event (AE) and 28 patients (17.5%) had a serious AE. The patients demonstrated a significant improvements in treatment satisfaction (P<0.001).
Conclusions. The kidney recipients who received the once-daily immunosuppressive regimen expressed a statistically significant improvement in satisfaction without the additional risks of adverse effects or efficacy failure.
CITATION INFORMATION: Lee S., Huh K., Jeon J., Kim S-.J., Kim Y., Oh C-.K. Simplified Once-Daily Immunosuppressive Regimen for Stable Kidney Recipients Am J Transplant. 2017;17 (suppl 3).
To cite this abstract in AMA style:Lee S, Huh K, Jeon J, Kim S-J, Kim Y, Oh C-K. Simplified Once-Daily Immunosuppressive Regimen for Stable Kidney Recipients [abstract]. https://atcmeetingabstracts.com/abstract/simplified-once-daily-immunosuppressive-regimen-for-stable-kidney-recipients/. Accessed December 7, 2019.
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