Immunosuppressive drug

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Immunosuppressive drug

Medication used to suppress the immune system.
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In solid organ transplantation, adherence with immunosuppressive medications is a critical issue, said AST President Anil Chandraker, M.
There was no difference in the length of mechanical ventilation before bacteraemia, number of hospitalisations before the index case of bacteraemia, use of immunosuppressive medications and gastrointestinal / genitourinary surgery or transplantation within 30 days prior to bacteraemia between the cases and the controls (Table-2).
Non-adherence to immunosuppressive medication is strongly associated with poor outcomes.
Increasing level of ANCA titers may also help in predicting the early relapse though may not be sensitive4 Rituximab (monoclonal antibody CD20) is a new addition in the armamentarium of immunosuppressive medications for GPA.
sup][8] Although 86% of these patients were taking immunosuppressive medications, vaccination coverage is usually low.
A unique feature of uterus transplantation is that the organ can be removed after childbearing is complete, thereby limiting lifetime exposure to immunosuppressive medications.
Most of the immunosuppressive medications used preand postoperatively were Cyclosporine or Tacrolimus combined with low dose of steroid ranging between 5 mg to 12 mg.
The survey data reinforces concerns that many dialysis patients are not on the kidney transplant list due to worries regarding the cost of immunosuppressive medications after their Medicare coverage ends," DPC said in a press release.
In the South African context a study has recommended that IBD patients should be screened actively and monitored for TB when immunosuppressive medications are used.
1-4) Concern about progression of HIV disease due to transplant immunosuppressive medications has not proven to be true.
Immunosuppressive medications (biologies) that target T-cells--white blood cells involved in the body's immune system--called tumor necrosis factor-alpha inhibitors (TNF inhibitors) have been found to offer relief to patients suffering from PsA, according to a study published in the January 2012 issue of the Journal of the American Academy of Orthopaedic Surgeons.
In some situations, a physician may adjust the patient's immunosuppressive medications prior to a dental visit.