Chapter

Immunosuppression

Edited by Nicholas Torpey, Nadeem E. Moghal, Evelyn Watson and David Talbot

in Renal Transplantation

Published on behalf of Oxford University Press

ISBN: 9780199215669
Published online October 2011 | e-ISBN: 9780191726088 | DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.1093/med/9780199215669.003.09

Series: Oxford Specialist Handbooks

Immunosuppression

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Introduction - Mechanisms of action - Non T-cell depleting antibodies - OKT3 - Polyclonal T-cell depleting antibodies - Adverse effects of ATG preparations - Alemtuzumab - Calcineurin inhibitors - Sirolimus - Azathioprine - Mycophenolic acid - Corticosteroids - Immunosuppressive protocols - Antibody induction or not? - Tacrolimus or ciclosporin? - MMF/MPA or azathioprine? - Steroids or no steroids? - Sample protocols - IS agents in development

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Subjects: Transplant Surgery ; Nephrology

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