Basiliximab in lung transplantation: Preliminary experience

M. De La Torre, E. Peña, M. Calvin, C. Miguélez, D. González, R. Fernández, F. Molina, J. M. Borro

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Background. Basiliximab is a chimeric anti-interleukin-2 monoclonal antibody that has shown safety and efficacy in the prophylaxis of acute organ rejection in renal, liver, heart, and kidney-pancreas transplantation (Tx). The aim of this study was to present our initial experience with the use of Basiliximab in lung Tx. Methods. Basiliximab (2 doses of 20 mg on day 0 and day 4) was administered to 16 patients treated with cyclosporine, azathioprine, and steroids between September 13, 2001 and August 26, 2003, including 12 men and 4 women patients with a mean age of 56.5 years (range, 19-69). The indication for use in transplantations were: reduced renal function (n = 14), post-Tx acute renal failure (n = 1) and steroid-resistant acute rejection (n = 1). Eight double-lung and eight single-lung Tx were performed for emphysema (n = 6), idiopathic pulmonary fibrosis (n = 7), silicosis (n = 2), and cystic fibrosis retransplantation (n = 1). Results. The incidence of acute rejection was 16.6% (2 patients). Infections included cytomegalovirus (CMV) 33.3% (n = 4), bacterial 16.6% (n = 2), and fungal 8.3% (n = 1). Two patients died in the postoperative period and another at 3 months. There was no reaction to the medicine, and no malignancies or Bronchiolitis Obliterans Syndrome (BOS) during a follow-up period of more than 1 year in 10 patients. Conclusion. Basiliximab appeared to reduce the incidence of acute organ rejection and showed a good safety profile in terms of infections and adverse events.

Idioma originalInglés
Páginas (desde-hasta)1534-1536
Número de páginas3
PublicaciónTransplantation Proceedings
EstadoPublicada - abr. 2005
Publicado de forma externa


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