Current and future immunosuppressive strategies in renal transplantation.

@article{Hardinger2004CurrentAF,
  title={Current and future immunosuppressive strategies in renal transplantation.},
  author={Karen L. Hardinger and Matthew J. Koch and Daniel C. Brennan},
  journal={Pharmacotherapy},
  year={2004},
  volume={24 9},
  pages={
          1159-76
        }
}
The past decade has witnessed the introduction of several new immunosuppressive agents. The availability of these new pharmacologic offerings has not diminished the challenge of achieving a balance of adequate graft protection while minimizing the consequences of excessive immunosuppression. For renal transplant recipients, maintenance immunosuppression generally consists of a calcineurin inhibitor in combination with an antiproliferative agent and a corticosteroid; more recently, mammalian… CONTINUE READING
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