Anti-rejection Drug for Liver Transplant Recipients

Liver transplantation is a surgical procedure that replaces a patient's diseased liver with a whole or partial healthy liver from a healthy donor. Patients who undergo liver transplant are likely to experience weight gain, which is common after surgery and can lead to serious complications. A research team from the Intermountain Medical Center Transplant Program in Salt Lake City found that an anti-rejection drug called Everolimus can reduce weight gain after liver transplant and prevent complications.

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