New regimen reduces dosage transplant meds

  1. New regimen reduces dosage
    Transplant guru Dr. Thomas Starzl believes that he may finally have come upon a successful approach that will allow transplant patients to cut back drastically on anti-rejection drugs.

    Pittsburgh Post-Gazette, Aug. 27, 2002
    http://www.post-gazette.com/healthsc...lant0827p1.asp
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  3. by   joannep
    As a nephrology nurse I dialyse many patients who are waiting for a kidney transplant with the knowledge that we have such a low donation rate. It would be fantastic if we are able to reduce the odds of long term rejection in transplanted organs, so that everyone could have a transplanted kidney that lasted 20-30 years. Reduced doses of anti-rejection drugs would improve their quality of life after transplantation.
    A great story, lets hope it fulfills its promise.
    Joanne

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