Immune cell function testing: an adjunct to therapeutic drug monitoring in transplant patient management.

@article{Kowalski2003ImmuneCF,
  title={Immune cell function testing: an adjunct to therapeutic drug monitoring in transplant patient management.},
  author={Richard J. Kowalski and Diane Post and Mary C Schneider and Judith A Britz and Judy Thomas and Mark H Deierhoi and Andrew A Lobashevsky and R. H. Redfield and Eugene J. Schweitzer and Alonso Heredia and Elise Reardon and Charles Davis and Carol A Bentlejewski and John Fung and Ron L Shapiro and Adriana Zeevi},
  journal={Clinical transplantation},
  year={2003},
  volume={17 2},
  pages={77-88}
}
Each year, 55 000 organ transplants are performed worldwide. Cumulatively, the number of living organ recipients is now estimated to be over 300 000. Most of these transplant recipients will remain on immunosuppressive drugs for the remainder of their lives to prevent rejection episodes. Controlled doses of these drugs are required to prevent over-medication, which may leave the patient susceptible to opportunistic infection and drug toxicity effects, or under-dosing, which may lead to… CONTINUE READING
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