Vitamin D and the risk of acute allograft rejection following human liver transplantation.

@article{Bitetto2010VitaminDA,
  title={Vitamin D and the risk of acute allograft rejection following human liver transplantation.},
  author={Davide Bitetto and C. Fabris and Edmondo Falleti and Ezio Fornasiere and Elisa Fumolo and Elisabetta Fontanini and Annarosa Cussigh and Giuseppa Occhino and Umberto Baccarani and Mario Pirisi and Pierluigi Toniutto},
  journal={Liver international : official journal of the International Association for the Study of the Liver},
  year={2010},
  volume={30 3},
  pages={
          417-44
        }
}
BACKGROUND Vitamin D may act as an immune modulator in experimental and human organ transplantation, but these data are yet to be confirmed in human liver transplantation (LT). AIM This study aimed to assess the relationship between acute liver allograft cellular rejection (ACR) and pretransplant serum vitamin D concentration or post-transplant vitamin D supplementation. METHOD We studied 133 LT recipients who underwent two per protocol allograft biopsies in the early post-operative period… CONTINUE READING
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