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The PAVE Trial

PAVE the way to a better quality of life on haemodialysis

(Paclitaxel assisted balloon Angioplasty of Venous Stenosis in haEmodialysis access) The PAVE Trial is a randomised controlled trial (people taking part are put into one or other group at random – see below). It aims to preserve arteriovenous fistulae (AVF), used for haemodialysis. We plan to start recruiting haemodialysis patients

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First in man Tolerance Study

First in man Tolerance Study launches at Guy’s!

Over the last half century kidney transplantation has become ever more successful, and is now the best treatment for many patients with kidney failure. Early results are outstanding and patients normally leave hospital with a well-functioning new kidney and quickly return to an active life. The main problem for transplant

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OuTSMARting the immune system

OuTSMARting the immune system to prevent transplant rejection

OuTSMART, lead by chief investigator Professor Anthony Dorling, successfully began recruiting patients at Guy’s Hospital in September 2013. This trial is aimed at determining if a combined screening /treatment programme can prevent premature failure of kidney transplants due to chronic rejection in patients with Human Leukocyte Antigen (HLA) antibodies (this

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GAMBIT study

GAMBIT study

Clinical research is crucial to the advancement of medicine. As an example of one of our many research studies in kidney transplantation, we would like to introduce you to the GAMBIT study which is being carried out at Guy’s hospital. This study received support from the KPA last year as

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