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CMV prophylaxis better for preventing graft loss

from Renal & Urology News

Prevention of cytomegalovirus disease can be achieved either with prophylactic or preemptive use of antiviral agents after kidney transplantation, but prophylaxis is associated with a lower rate of graft loss or death, according to findings presented at the 24th International Congress of The Transplantation Society. The findings emerged from an ongoing study in which 146 renal transplant recipients were randomized to receive valganciclovir prophylaxis and 150 were randomized to receive preemptive therapy with the drug. more

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