Selective low-dose streptokinase infusion in the treatment of acute transplant renal vein thrombosis

Jeff M. Robinson, Charles H. Cockrell, Jaime Tisnado, Michael C. Beachley, Marc P. Posner, Thomas Tracy

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Abstract

A renal transplant recipient developed acute renal transplant vein thrombosis following surgery for a total hip replacement. As an alternative to standard surgical therapy, the patient was treated with selective intravenous low-dose infusion of streptokinase at doses of 5,000-20,000 units/h. The infusion was continued for 120 h with constant monitoring of PT, PTT, and fibrinogen levels. Therapy resulted in excellent preservation of renal function without complications. Low-dose selective infusion of streptokinase should be considered a potential alternative therapy for acute transplant renal vein thrombosis.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)86-89
Number of pages4
JournalCardioVascular and Interventional Radiology
Volume9
Issue number2
DOIs
StatePublished - Mar 1 1986

All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes

  • Radiology Nuclear Medicine and imaging
  • Cardiology and Cardiovascular Medicine

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