Once regarded as a last-resort therapy for patients with end-stage liver disease, liver transplantation has become a viable therapeutic option because of sweeping improvements in surgical techniques and the development of more powerful immunosuppressive agents. The addition of tacrolimus to the immunosuppression regimen represents a highly potent therapy and a powerful defense against acute rejection. In the decade since tacrolimus was approved for use in the United States, it has become a widely used immunosuppressant in the field of liver transplantation.
|Original language||English (US)|
|State||Published - May 15 2004|