Immunosuppressive drug

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Immunosuppressive drug

Medication used to suppress the immune system.
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Finally, immunosuppressive drugs are much less effective at preventing transplant rejection over a long period of time, thereby leading to graft loss in many recipients.
Calcineurin inhibitors, such as tacrolimus and cyclosporine, are important immunosuppressive drugs used after Tx and have been found to cause adverse effects, such as hypertension and diabetes (14).
Management of cytomegalovirus infections in patients treated with immunosuppressive drugs for chronic inflammatory diseases.
"If I wasn't treated early, my doctor said the infection could have spread all over and complicated the recovery, with my body rejecting the transplanted kidney [because of the conflicting immunosuppressive drugs and antibiotics]resulting to death," he said.
Immunosuppressive drugs: pharmacokinetics, preanalytic variables, and analytical considerations.
Members of the House of Representatives Committee on Ways and Means and Transplant Round Table have expressed their deep disappointment over proposed changes in the Medicare Advantage (Part C) and Part D prescription drug program and urging Congress not to make changes that could result in removing payment for immunosuppressive drugs for Medicare Part D beneficiaries.
One group of animals was treated after the transplantation with a combination of MAPCs and short-term administration of low-dose immunosuppressive drug. Another group was administered immunosuppressive drugs only, while a third group received no extra treatment at all.
The patient had no anti-donor antibodies and was not on immunosuppressive drugs. INTERPRETATION: The results show that we can produce a cellular, tissue-engineered airway with mechanical properties that allow normal functioning, and which is free from the risks of rejection.
The occurrence of tuberculosis (TB) in patients treated with immunosuppressive drugs has been recently highlighted by cases occurring in patients using anti-TNF alpha drugs, also called TNF inhibitors.
Immune rejection in transplantation is treated clinically by immunosuppressive drugs but they can have serious side-effects, including the risk of developing cancer.
The first section, on organ transplantation, begins with discussion of principles and concepts and continues with chapters addressing immunodeficient patients, immunosuppressive drugs, human papillomavirus and squamous cell cancer, pre- and posttransplant management, and future trends.