Transplant News stories from April, 2015

Weaning Transplant Recipients from Immunosuppressive Drugs

In their conclusion, the team wrote that for the first time “Data suggesting that in human liver transplant recipients operational tolerance is an active, long-lasting phenomenon in which IS withdrawal elicits dominant immunoregulatory mechanisms that resetrain effector alloimmune responses.”

“The risk of getting this wrong is too high – missed rejection and then graft loss,” Reich said, “But the ability to predict who can stop meds will probably come and be very helpful.”

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