The patient was immune compromised as a result of antirejection
drugs following a kidney and pancreas transplant, as well as from a baseline vulnerability common to patients with hemodialysis.
consistently take the necessary antirejection
Doctors yesterday told Sueand Nigel that they believe Graham's condition is starting to improve, and he may recover without being taken off the antirejection
Mahoney contended, however, that he had inquired about donating Jesica's organs and that doctors had told him that her organs would not be suitable for transplantation because they had quit functioning or were too saturated with antirejection
However, two challenges remain: the shortage of islet supply and the need for tolerance induction -- getting the immune system to accept transplants without the use of toxic antirejection
drugs were discontinued, the donated kidney was removed, dialysis was instituted, and the man is now doing well.
His wife, Mary Anne, gave him one of her kidneys in July 1999, but two years later, a too-aggressive antirejection
drug therapy allowed a virus to attack the transplant.
Although that immunosuppressive regimen included cyclosporine, a new antirejection
drug widely used today, the heart was eventually rejected 20 days after transplantation.
1 Part of the success was due to the FDA approval in 1983 of cyclosporin as an immunosuppressive and antirejection
IMMUNOSUPPRESSION DRUG USE FOR ANTIREJECTION
BETWEEN DISCHARGE AND 1-YEAR POSTTRANSPLANT IN HEART TRANSPLANTATION, 2002-2005
All that separated Alice from typical children of her age were the antirejection
tablets she must take for the rest of her life.
Immunosuppressive therapy was defined as the receipt of corticosteroid treatment (10 mg/day or an equivalent dosage) for >2 weeks of antineoplastic chemotherapy or antirejection
medication within 30 days before admission.