The DESCARTES-Nantes survey of kidney transplant recipients displaying clinical operational tolerance identifies 35 new tolerant patients and 34 almost tolerant patients


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Massart A., PALLIER A., PASCUAL J., VIKLICKY O., BUDDE K., SPASOVSKI G., ...More

NEPHROLOGY DIALYSIS TRANSPLANTATION, vol.31, no.6, pp.1002-1013, 2016 (Peer-Reviewed Journal) identifier identifier identifier

  • Publication Type: Article / Article
  • Volume: 31 Issue: 6
  • Publication Date: 2016
  • Doi Number: 10.1093/ndt/gfv437
  • Journal Name: NEPHROLOGY DIALYSIS TRANSPLANTATION
  • Journal Indexes: Science Citation Index Expanded, Scopus
  • Page Numbers: pp.1002-1013

Abstract

Background. Kidney recipients maintaining a prolonged allograft survival in the absence of immunosuppressive drugs and without evidence of rejection are supposed to be exceptional. The ERA-EDTA-DESCARTES working group together with Nantes University launched a European-wide survey to identify new patients, describe them and estimate their frequency for the first time.