Randomized controlled trial of rabbit antithymocyte globulin compared with IL-2 receptor antagonist induction therapy in kidney transplantation. Ann Surg 2014; 259: 888-893.

Published: 11th June 2014

Authors: Pilch N, Taber DJ, Moussa O, Beje T, Denmark S, Meadows HB et al.


One year rejection rates were similarly low (10 per cent IL-2 antagonist versus 6 per cent for antithymocyte globulin). In black patients, however, antithymocyte globulin gave improved protection.

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