Maintenance immunosuppression in renal transplantation

Madhav C. Menon, Barbara Murphy

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The need to maintain allograft recipients on immunosuppression is nearly universal. Immunosuppressive agents used in organ transplantation target one or more steps of the host alloimmune response, specifically processes related to CD4-positive T lymphocytes. Calcineurin-inhibitor based steroid-containing regimens have been the mainstay of maintenance immunosuppression over the last two decades. Newer agents have shown efficacy in this role in recent trials with comparable allograft and patient outcomes. These agents have permitted calcineurin-inhibitor minimization and steroidsparing strategies in selected groups of patients.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)662-671
Number of pages10
JournalCurrent Opinion in Pharmacology
Issue number4
StatePublished - 2013


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