Breast feeding okay for mothers taking immunosuppressant drug

Women taking the immunosuppressant tacrolimus can rest assured that breast feeding will not elevate their babies' exposure to the drug, according to a study appearing in an upcoming issue of the Clinical Journal of the American ...

Diseases, Conditions, Syndromes

Sequential oral, topical tacrolimus benefits dermatitis

(HealthDay)—Sequential therapy with oral tacrolimus and topical tacrolimus may be an effective treatment for severe atopic dermatitis (AD), according to a pilot study published in the October issue of the Journal of the ...

Oncology & Cancer

Bortezomib beneficial in graft-versus-host disease prophylaxis

(HealthDay) -- Patients with hematologic malignancies undergoing an HLA-mismatched unrelated donor (MMUD) reduced-intensity conditioning (RIC) hematopoietic stem cell transplantation (HSCT) may benefit from a prophylactic, ...


Steroid-free regimen post-pediatric renal transplant safe

(HealthDay) -- A steroid-free approach to immunosuppression following pediatric renal transplants is safe and effective, according to a study published online June 13 in the American Journal of Transplantation.

Diseases, Conditions, Syndromes

Researchers test drug combinations to prevent graft vs. host disease

Researchers at Moffitt Cancer Center have conducted a clinical trial aimed at preventing graft vs. host disease (GVHD) in patients who have received hematopoietic (blood) cell transplants (HCT). The study, comparing the drug ...

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