Pierre Marquet

University of Limoges, Limages, Limousin, France

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    ABSTRACT: Data on the use of enteric-coated mycophenolic acid (EC-MPS) in pediatric transplantation cases are scarce. We undertook a 12-month, multicenter, open-label pilot study in which 16 de novo renal transplant patients aged 5-16 years received EC-MPS with cyclosporine A microemulsion (CsA-ME), steroids, and anti-interleukin-2 receptor antibody induction. The mean dose of EC-MPS was 916 +/- 93 mg/m(2) per day during weeks 1-2, 810 +/- 193 mg/m(2) per day during months 3-6, and 827 +/- 153 mg/m(2) per day during months 6-12. The mean CsA C(2) level exceeded target range up to month 6 post-transplant. Efficacy failure (biopsy-proven acute rejection, graft loss, death or loss to follow-up) occurred in two patients: one patient with primary non-function underwent nephrectomy, and one patient experienced biopsy-proven acute rejection (Grade 1B, day 344) following EC-MPS dose reduction. There were no deaths. Creatinine clearance (Schwartz) was 103 +/- 30 mL/min per 1.73 m(2) at month 6 and 100 +/- 16 mL/min per 1.73 m(2) at month 12. The majority of adverse events were mild or moderate (101/126, 80.2%). In this pilot study, EC-MPS 450 mg/m(2) administered twice daily with CsA, steroids, and interleukin-2 antibody induction resulted in a low rate of rejection with good renal function in a pediatric population. However, a larger, controlled trial is required to confirm these results.
    Pediatric Nephrology 12/2008; 24(2):395-402. · 2.88 Impact Factor