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