Immunosuppressive medication

Immunosuppressive medication

Drugs given to a transplant recipient to prevent his or her immune system from attacking the transplanted organ.
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This association has been principally studied in the context of human immunodeficiency virus infection, but VL has also been reported in patients undergoing treatment with immunosuppressive medication for various indications.
Mercaptopurine is an immunosuppressive medication used to treat leukaemia patients.
Relapse is almost universal after withdrawal of immunosuppressive medication in patients with autoimmune hepatitis in remission.
Liver transplantation is the only effective treatment for end-stage liver disease, but scarcity of available organs and the need for lifelong immunosuppressive medication make this treatment challenging.
Non-adherence to immunosuppressive medication is strongly associated with poor outcomes.
In a new report, researchers reviewed the medical record of 7 children (aged 7-16 years) with Crohn's disease who had followed the Specific Carbohydrate Diet and had not received immunosuppressive medication.
Cyclosporine is a common immunosuppressive medication, for which serum concentrations are often tracked in patients with transplants.
They survived for more than four weeks in the rat heart without being rejected by the recipient's immune system, even without immunosuppressive medication.
Even if the transplant is successful, you have to take immunosuppressive medication for the rest of your life.
Prednisone, a steroid, is an immunosuppressive medication that is often used to treat MS attacks.
This pilot study represents a novel approach to a long-standing challenge to embrace new technology in an effort to enhance adherence to immunosuppressive medication, and consequently, graft and patient survival and improved quality of life.