Role of tacrolimus in the evolution of liver transplantation

Ronald W. Busuttil, John R Lake

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Abstract

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 languageEnglish (US)
JournalTransplantation
Volume77
Issue number9
StatePublished - May 15 2004

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