Steroid-free liver transplantation using rabbit antithymocyte globulin and early tacrolimus monotherapy.

@article{Eason2003SteroidfreeLT,
  title={Steroid-free liver transplantation using rabbit antithymocyte globulin and early tacrolimus monotherapy.},
  author={James D. Eason and Satheesh Nair and Ari Cohen and Jamie L Blazek and George E. Loss},
  journal={Transplantation},
  year={2003},
  volume={75 8},
  pages={1396-9}
}
BACKGROUND In 2001, we published early results of a prospective randomized trial of 71 patients who received either steroids or rabbit antithymocyte globulin (RATG) for orthotopic liver transplantation (OLT). We now report follow-up on these patients and additional patients undergoing steroid-free OLT. METHODS A total of 119 adult OLT recipients were prospectively randomized to receive either methylprednisolone 1,000 mg followed by a 3-month steroid taper or a steroid-free regimen of RATG 1.5… CONTINUE READING
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