immunosuppressive


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immunosuppressive

[¦im·yə·nō·sə′pres·iv]
(pharmacology)
Any drug or agent used to suppress antibody production.
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CMS correctly determined that immunosuppressive drugs meet the first of the two standards proposed for inclusion in the protected class, and our organizations concur.
Whether or not this same signature will identify those kidney transplant recipients still taking immunosuppressive medications who are predisposed to developing tolerance in the future remains unknown," said Newell.
Calabrese wrote: "An indirect immunosuppressive effect on the host immune response can be responsible for the enhanced HBV viremia.
In this study at our Renal and Transplant Unit, 15 kidney transplant patients were diagnosed with Kaposi's Sarcoma whilst receiving the immunosuppressive drugs cyclosporine and mycophenolate mofetil (MMF).
Heparinized whole blood was collected before participants received CsA for the first time, after 96 h of CsA monotherapy, and 14 days after transplantation with immunosuppressive triple therapy (CsA, methylprednisolone, and azothioprine).
Cardiovascular disease is the major cause of mortality after successful transplantation, and hypercholesterolemia is extremely common with immunosuppressive therapy.
Using immunosuppressive medication by no means invites abnormal Pap tests, but it may increase your risk for abnormal results.
As Vice Chair of the House Energy and Commerce Committee's Subcommittee on Health and Chairman of the Congressional Health Care Caucus, Congressman Burgess has been the lead sponsor of the Comprehensive Immunosuppressive Drug Coverage for Kidney Transplant Patients Act.
In January, CMS issued a proposed rule that would have permitted Part D plans to stop including all immunosuppressive drugs in their plans.
One group of animals was treated after the transplant with a combination of MAPCs and a low-dose of an immunosuppressive drugs only.
The scientists also pointed out that the currently used immunosuppressive therapies for treating PM and DM may have a preventive effect against heart attacks.
They studied 56 SLE patients with quiescent disease who were divided into groups based on their use of immunosuppressive drugs, with 12 using no drugs, 17 using hydroxychloroquine (at least 400 mg/day), 13 using azathioprine (at least 50 mg/day), and 14 using prednisone (at least 10 mg/day) (Ann.