Preliminary analysis of early outcomes of a prospective, randomized trial of complete steroid avoidance in liver transplantation.

@article{Pelletier2005PreliminaryAO,
  title={Preliminary analysis of early outcomes of a prospective, randomized trial of complete steroid avoidance in liver transplantation.},
  author={Shawn Joseph Pelletier and Kristina VanderWall and Meelie A. Debroy and Michael J. Englesbe and Randall S. Sung and John C. Magee and Robert J Fontana and J. D. Punch},
  journal={Transplantation proceedings},
  year={2005},
  volume={37 2},
  pages={1214-6}
}
Steroids are a mainstay in liver transplantation for induction and maintenance immunosuppression but are associated with significant adverse effects. While prior studies have successfully limited the use of steroids, whether complete steroid avoidance will improve outcomes remains unclear. To further evaluate the need for steroids, consenting patients who underwent liver transplantation between June 2002 and May 2004 were entered into a prospective, randomized trial to receive either standard… CONTINUE READING

Citations

Publications citing this paper.
Showing 1-10 of 12 extracted citations

Similar Papers

Loading similar papers…