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 language||English (US)|
|Title of host publication||Practical Gastroenterology and Hepatology|
|Subtitle of host publication||Liver and Biliary Disease|
|Number of pages||10|
|State||Published - Aug 31 2010|
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