Neuberger, J.
May 2004
Gut;May2004, Vol. 53 Issue 5, p759
Academic Journal
The article focuses on the developments in liver transplantation. An increasing number of immunosuppressive agents are being introduced into clinical practice which provides the clinician with exciting oppurtunities to tailor immunosuppression for the individual. There are many new drugs introduced like Mycophenolate mofetil, Calcineurin inhibitors, Sirolimus and everolimus. Most medical centres are using mycophenolate in place of azathioprine. Increasingly, centres are withdrawing corticosteroids during the first postoperative year. INSETS: Box 1 Alcoholic liver disease.;Box 2 Characteristics of HCV reinfection.;Box 3 Issues surrounding HIV and liver transplantation (from....


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