Corticosteroids and concomitant medication in the European multicentre study of FK 506 and cyclosporin in primary liver transplantation.

@article{Otto1994CorticosteroidsAC,
  title={Corticosteroids and concomitant medication in the European multicentre study of FK 506 and cyclosporin in primary liver transplantation.},
  author={Gerd Otto and J. Bleyl and Peter Neuhaus and Paul Mcmaster and Roy Y. Calne and Rudolf Pichlmayr and Roger Williams and Henri Bismuth and Cordula Groth},
  journal={Transplant international : official journal of the European Society for Organ Transplantation},
  year={1994},
  volume={7 Suppl 1},
  pages={
          S7-10
        }
}
The steroid-sparing effect and the use of concomitant medication during the treatment of liver transplant patients with the novel immunosuppressant FK 506 were evaluated within the European multicentre, randomized, parallel-group study in liver transplantation. Patients undergoing primary liver transplantation were randomized to treatment with FK 506 (n = 267) or with a cyclosporin-based immunosuppressive regimen (n = 273). The total cumulative steroid usage was significantly reduced in the FK… CONTINUE READING