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Title: Influence of SDZ RAD vs. MMF on gastric emptying in renal transplant recipients
Authors: Maes, Bart ×
Evenepoel, Pieter
Kuypers, Dirk
Geypens, Benny
Ghoos, Yvo
Vanrenterghem, Yves #
Issue Date: Jun-2003
Series Title: Clinical transplantation vol:17 issue:3 pages:171-6
Abstract: SDZ RAD and mycophenolate mofetil (MMF) are increasingly used in the prevention of renal allograft rejection. SDZ RAD, having a macrolide structure, and MMF, known with gastrointestinal side-effects, may have gastric motility modifying properties. Gastric emptying was examined 1 yr after renal transplantation in eight patients taking corticosteroids (CS), cyclosporin A (CsA) and SDZ RAD and six patients treated with CS, CsA and MMF. Comparing the two groups, no significant differences in gastric emptying of solids and liquids were noted. Compared with normal volunteers, solid gastric emptying was faster in the SDZ RAD group and similar in the MMF group. It is concluded that in stable renal transplant recipients treated with MMF, gastric emptying was normal. Because of the impact on drug absorption and gastrointestinal symptoms, further studies are indicated to corroborate the potential prokinetic properties of SDZ RAD.
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ISSN: 0902-0063
Publication status: published
KU Leuven publication type: IT
Appears in Collections:Laboratory of Nephrology
Translational Research in GastroIntestinal Disorders
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