Patients Made More Receptive To Kidney Tranplants With Therapy

July 17, 2008

Doctors from the Cedars-Sinai Medical Center in Los Angeles have announced a new type of therapy which makes patients' bodies more receptive to kidney transplants.Boston (ChattahBox) – Doctors from the Cedars-Sinai Medical Center in Los Angeles have announced a new type of therapy which makes patients’ bodies more receptive to kidney transplants.

According to the hospital’s news release, the therapy helps make their body’s more receptive to transplants.

The therapy is meant for those who are “sensitized” to transplant antigens.

The new therapy, which is now in ttrial, combines both intravenous gamma globulin and rituximab.

The therapy acts by helping desensitize highly sensitive patients, and is featured in the New England Journal of Medicine.


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