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|Title:||Organ transplantation has come of age||Authors:||Calne, R.Y.||Keywords:||Donor shortage
|Issue Date:||Jun-2010||Abstract:||Organ transplantation started in the mid-1950s with a kidney transplant between identical twins, demonstrating the surgical technique could provide successful therapy. The immunological barrier to be overcome, however, proved to be far more difficult to deal with. The introduction of immunosuppressive agents produced some success but it was not until Cyclosporin became available in the 1980s that results became sufficiently good for widespread acceptance and rapid development of organ grafting. Now with more powerful and selective agents, although there is still much room for improvement in immunosuppression, one of the main problems in organ transplantation is a result of its success, namely a shortage of organ donors. In this review, I summarise these matters.||Source Title:||Science Progress||URI:||http://scholarbank.nus.edu.sg/handle/10635/125694||ISSN:||00368504||DOI:||10.3184/003685010X12708274571283|
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