Immunosuppression in liver transplantation

David J. Post, David D. Douglas

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Liver transplantation has come a long way from the early days of immunosuppression with irradiation, 6-mercaptopurine, and corticosteroids. With the advent of calcineurin inhibitors, significant progress has been made over last 25+ years. Modern-day immunosuppression has become much more tailored for specific patient populations instead of one size fits all. The goal for future therapies will be maintaining the same excellent patient and graft survival while minimizing the toxicities that are common with many immunosuppressive medications.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Title of host publicationPractical Gastroenterology and Hepatology
Subtitle of host publicationLiver and Biliary Disease
Number of pages10
ISBN (Electronic)9781444325249
ISBN (Print)9781405182751
StatePublished - Aug 31 2010

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • General Medicine


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