Posts Tagged ‘RCT’

September 26, 2013

Improving Outcomes of Renal Transplant Recipients With Behavioral Adherence Contracts: A Randomized Controlled Trial


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Non-adherence is a well-recognized cause of poor outcomes post-transplant, but effective interventions to address this problem have been rare. In this randomized controlled trial, patients who were at least one year post-transplant and developed an adherence contract with a pharmacist had better medication adherence, as measured by prescription refills. The rate of hospitalizations was also […]

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April 14, 2012

Early Basal Insulin Therapy Decreases New-Onset Diabetes after Renal Transplantation


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Diabetes is a common complication post-renal transplant that affects long-term patient and graft survival. In this small randomized-controlled trial, patients were Randomized to treatment with basal insulin for fasting glucose > 7.8 mold/L, or standard care. Patients in the treatment arm were less likely to develop diabetes during the first year post-transplant, and had a […]

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