Association Between Steroid Dosage and Death With a Functioning Graft After Kidney Transplantation
Version of Record online: 10 JUN 2013
© Copyright 2013 The American Society of Transplantation and the American Society of Transplant Surgeons
American Journal of Transplantation
Volume 13, Issue 8, pages 2096–2105, August 2013
How to Cite
Opelz, G. and Döhler, B. (2013), Association Between Steroid Dosage and Death With a Functioning Graft After Kidney Transplantation. American Journal of Transplantation, 13: 2096–2105. doi: 10.1111/ajt.12313
- Issue online: 26 JUL 2013
- Version of Record online: 10 JUN 2013
- Manuscript Accepted: 23 APR 2013
- Manuscript Revised: 17 APR 2013
- Manuscript Received: 6 MAR 2013
Additional Supporting Information may be found in the online version of this article.
Figure S1: Steroid dose at posttransplant year 5 according to steroid dose at year 1 and the proportion of patients in whom steroids were withdrawn during posttransplant years 2–5.
Figure S2: Death with a functioning graft during years 2–5 in recipients who were steroid-free at year 1 posttransplant according to whether they initially after transplantation were placed on steroids or not.
Figure S3: Death with a functioning graft during years 2–5 in recipients with original disease (A) diabetic nephropathy, (B) hypertensive nephropathy or (C) polycystic kidney disease according to steroid dose (mg/kg/day) at year 1 posttransplant.
Table S1: Significant confounders (excluding dosage of steroids or other immunosuppressants) included in the Cox regression analysis of cumulative incidence of death with a functioning graft due to cardiovascular disease or infection during posttransplant years 2–5 (n = 41 953).
Table S2: Results of Cox regression for death with functioning graft during posttransplant years 2 to 5 according to 1-year steroid dose.
Table S3: De novo occurrence during posttransplant years 2–5. Patients with serum creatinine <130 µmol/L at year 1 and no rejection treatment during year 1.
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