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


Massart A., Pallier A., Pascual J., Viklicky O., Budde K., Spasovski G., ...More

NEPHROLOGY DIALYSIS TRANSPLANTATION, vol.31, no.6, pp.1002-1013, 2016 (Journal Indexed in SCI) identifier identifier identifier

  • Publication Type: Article / Article
  • Volume: 31 Issue: 6
  • Publication Date: 2016
  • Doi Number: 10.1093/ndt/gfv437
  • Title of Journal : NEPHROLOGY DIALYSIS TRANSPLANTATION
  • 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.