Accession Number : AD0656691

Title :   HUMAN RENAL TRANSPLANTATION AT WILFORD HALL USAF HOSPITAL.

Descriptive Note : Final rept. Jun 65-Dec 66,

Corporate Author : WILFORD HALL HOSPITAL (AIR FORCE) LACKLAND AFB TEX

Personal Author(s) : McPhaul,John J. , Jr. ; Harvin,James S. ; Robinson,Jack R.

Report Date : AUG 1967

Pagination or Media Count : 21

Abstract : Chronic renal disease accounts for a large number of deaths annually in the United States. Renal allografting may become a clinically applicable method of therapy, but it is still an investigative technique limited to use in large medical centers because of the extensive support required from medical and nursing personnel. A series of 22 allografts was performed in 20 patients at Wilford Hall USAF Hospital. The results demonstrated the feasibility of this approach in an Air Force clinical facility, long-range survival in 30 per cent of the transplanted patients, survival for six months in 50 per cent of the patients, and success with low-dose immunosuppressive therapy in the management of renal allografts. (Author)

Descriptors :   (*KIDNEYS, TRANSPLANTATION), IMMUNITY, CHEMOTHERAPY, VIABILITY, SURGERY

Subject Categories : Medicine and Medical Research

Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE