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Title: Combined cardiac and renal transplantation for terminal cardiac and renal failure. [KOMBINIERTE TRANSPLANTATION VON HERZ UND NIERE BEI TERMINALER MYOKARDIALER UND RENALER INSUFFIZIENZ]
Authors: Jurmann, M.J.
Herrmann, G.
Frimpong-Boateng, K.
Frei, U.
Ringe, B.
Wahlers, T.
Fieguth, H.-G.
Coppola, R.
Heigel, B.
Haverich, A.
Keywords: EMTREE drug terms: azathioprine; cyclosporin a; methylprednisolone; prednisone; thymocyte antibody
EMTREE medical terms: adult; case report; heart failure; heart transplantation; human; human cell; immunosuppressive treatment; kidney failure; kidney transplantation; male; priority journal
MeSH: Adult; Cardiomyopathy, Congestive; Case Report; English Abstract; Graft Rejection; Heart Transplantation; Hemodynamics; Human; Kidney Failure, Chronic; Kidney Transplantation; Male; Postoperative Care; Postoperative Complications
Issue Date: 1988
Citation: Jurmann, M. J., Herrmann, G., Frimpong-Boateng, K., Frei, U., Ringe, B., Wahlers, T., . . . Haverich, A. (1988). Combined cardiac and renal transplantation for terminal cardiac and renal failure. [KOMBINIERTE TRANSPLANTATION VON HERZ UND NIERE BEI TERMINALER MYOKARDIALER UND RENALER INSUFFIZIENZ] Deutsche Medizinische Wochenschrift, 113(45), 1757-1760.
Abstract: In a 38-year-old man combined heart and kidney transplantation was performed successfully in one operation. Both organs have functioned well post-operatively: the patient was discharged from hospital on the 19th postoperative day and has remained in functional class I (New York Heart Association) eight months later. Only two episodes of cardiac rejection have been observed during this period, responding to treatment, and there was no evidence of rejection of the kidney. Such combined heart-kidney transplantation from one donor seems to be a promising form of treatment for patients in end-stage myocardial and renal failure. The frequency of cardiac rejections may be lower after combined heart-kidney transplantation than after cardiac transplantation alone.
URI: http://hdl.handle.net/123456789/2918
ISSN: 00120472
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