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Nefrología (Madrid)

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PASCUAL, Julio et al. Recommendations for the use of everolimus in de novo kidney transplantation: False beliefs, myths and realities. Nefrología (Madr.) [online]. 2017, vol.37, n.3, pp.253-266. ISSN 1989-2284.

The immunosuppressive combination most commonly used in de novo kidney transplantation comprises a calcineurin inhibitor (CI), tacrolimus, a mycophenolic acid derivative and steroids. The evidence which underlies this practice is based in the Symphony trial with controlled follow-up of one year, in which no comparator group included the combination CI-mTOR inhibitor. Different high-quality clinical trials support the use of everolimus as a standard immunosuppressive drug associated with reduced exposure of a CI in kidney transplantation. This combination could improve health related outcomes in kidney transplantation recipients.

The present recommendations constitute an attempt to summarise the scientific evidence supporting this practice, discuss false beliefs, myths and facts, and offer specific guidelines for safe use, avoiding complications.

Keywords : Kidney transplant; Everolimus; mTOR inhibitors.

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