HUMAN RENAL TRANSPLANTATION AT WILFORD HALL USAF HOSPITAL.
Final rept. Jun 65-Dec 66,
WILFORD HALL HOSPITAL (AIR FORCE) LACKLAND AFB TEX
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Chronic renal disease accounts for a large number of deaths annually in the United States. Renal allografting may become a clinically applicable method of therapy, but it is still an investigative technique limited to use in large medical centers because of the extensive support required from medical and nursing personnel. A series of 22 allografts was performed in 20 patients at Wilford Hall USAF Hospital. The results demonstrated the feasibility of this approach in an Air Force clinical facility, long-range survival in 30 per cent of the transplanted patients, survival for six months in 50 per cent of the patients, and success with low-dose immunosuppressive therapy in the management of renal allografts. Author
- Medicine and Medical Research