Immunosuppression in Liver Transplantation

David J. Post, David D. Douglas

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Abstract

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, significan progress has been made over last 25+ years. Modern day immunosuppresion has become much more tailored for specific patient populations instead of a 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
PublisherWiley-Blackwell
Pages317-326
Number of pages10
ISBN (Print)9781405182751
DOIs
StatePublished - Aug 31 2010

Keywords

  • Immunosuppression
  • Liver
  • Review
  • Transplantation

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Medicine(all)

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    Post, D. J., & Douglas, D. D. (2010). Immunosuppression in Liver Transplantation. In Practical Gastroenterology and Hepatology: Liver and Biliary Disease (pp. 317-326). Wiley-Blackwell. https://doi.org/10.1002/9781444325249.ch31