immunosuppressive drugs


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immunosuppressive drugs

agents (e.g. azathioprine, cyclophosphamide, corticosteroids) used primarily to prevent donor tissue rejection, chronic inflammatory and autoimmune diseases
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CMS correctly determined that immunosuppressive drugs meet the first of the two standards proposed for inclusion in the protected class, and our organizations concur.
In this study 251 patients received three immunosuppressive drugs and 52 patients, transplanted prior to 1986, were on double immunosuppression with prednisone and azathioprine.
As Vice Chair of the House Energy and Commerce Committee's Subcommittee on Health and Chairman of the Congressional Health Care Caucus, Congressman Burgess has been the lead sponsor of the Comprehensive Immunosuppressive Drug Coverage for Kidney Transplant Patients Act.
The ITN study examined 25 kidney transplant recipients who had ceased taking their immunosuppressive drugs and yet had retained normal kidney function for more than one year.
When the Stanford transplant team approached Kowalski with the offer, he jumped at the chance that might allow him to forego a lifetime of immunosuppressive drugs.
is eligible for enrollment in the insurance program established by this solely for purposes of coverage of immunosuppressive drugs.
About mTOR inhibitors - mTOR inhibitors are a class of immunosuppressive drugs, which include Rapamune(r), that inhibit T cell activation at a different stage in the immune response as compared to other classes (i.
Though immunosuppressive drugs can often stymie the T cell response, they may leave patients vulnerable to equally deadly cancers and infections.
Senator Durbin, who has proposed legislation to extend lifetime coverage of immunosuppressive drugs twice only to see it defeated, called the current 36 month limit on coverage for patients under the age of 65 "economically inefficient and morally wrong.
No one knows why autoimmune diseases occur, and the only option available to patients at present is to take steroids and immunosuppressive drugs.
Tissera is a biotechnology company dedicated to the development of novel tissue precursor regeneration technologies for treating gene deficiencies and diseases in which organ transplantation is necessary, while minimizing the dosage of immunosuppressive drugs.
An international group of researchers report they have identified a distinct pattern of gene expression in the largest group of kidney transplant recipients who have not rejected transplanted kidneys even though they stopped taking their immunosuppressive drugs.