Table 1: Characteristic of studies which were included in meta-analysis.

Author, yearNo. of subjectsCountryDesignMean agePercent maleImmunosuppressive agentsHLAOutcome

Azzawi et al. 2001 [11]119United KingdomCohort Cyclosporine (4–12 mg/kg/day)
Azathioprine (1-2 mg/kg/day)
Prednisolone (0.1–0.2 mg/kg/day)
Not based on HLA matchingAGR/CGR
Bijlsma et al. 2002 [6]70The NetherlandsCohort AGR
Plaza et al. 2003 [10]71ColumbiaCohort45.683.1Cyclosporine, prednisolone, and azathioprine Complete match
Gourley et al. 2004 [8]92PennsylvaniaCohort52.079.0Cyclosporine, prednisone, and azathioprine/mycophenolate mofetil87% had >3 mismatchAGR
McDaniel et al. 2004 [9]55*MississippiCohort76.0AGR
Filippo et al. 2006 [7]111PittsburghCohort7.556.8Tacrolimus/cyclosporine, and corticosteroid AGR/CGR
Girnita et al. 2008 [12]322WashingtonCohort5.357.0AGR/CGR

AGR: acute graft rejection; CGR: chronic graft rejection.
Authors provided data.