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Cancer

15 June 2010

Longer Antiviral Therapy Reduces Lung Transplant Complications

Study finds 12-month course of valganciclover wards off dangerous CMV infections

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The Duke study included 136 patients who completed three months of oral valganciclovir and then received either an additional nine months of placebo (66 patients) or an additional nine months of oral valganciclovir (70 patients). Since it was a double-blind, placebo-controlled randomized study, researchers compared two groups of randomly selected patients at 11 different centers (one group of which received the additional medication and a control group that received the placebo, with neither the researchers nor the participants knowing who was in the control group).

 

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