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Survival Following Transplant


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Survival Following Intestine Transplant


Recent survival data are more encouraging than the UNOS data would suggest. With additional experience, improved follow-up, improved anti-bacterial treatments, improved anti-viral regimens including better matching of CMV- and EBV- recipients with EBV- and CMV- donors, and the use of newer immunosuppressive regimens utilizing tacrolimus as the main immunosuppressive drug, one-year survivals as high as 85 percent are being reported for patients receiving isolated intestinal grafts.