Maintenance Immunotherapy

Therapy typically involves a calcineurin inhibitor (e.g., cyclosporine or tacrolimus), glucocorticoids, and mycophenolate mofetil (a purine metabolism inhibitor; see below), each directed at a discrete site in T-cell activation. Alternatively, sirolimus can be used to limit exposure to the nephrotoxic calcineurin inhibitors. Glucocorticoids, azathioprine, cyclosporine, tacrolimus, mycophenolate mofetil, sirolimus, and various monoclonal and polyclonal antibodies are all approved for use in transplantation.

Diabetes 2

Diabetes 2

Diabetes is a disease that affects the way your body uses food. Normally, your body converts sugars, starches and other foods into a form of sugar called glucose. Your body uses glucose for fuel. The cells receive the glucose through the bloodstream. They then use insulin a hormone made by the pancreas to absorb the glucose, convert it into energy, and either use it or store it for later use. Learn more...

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