Ángel Luis Martín de Francisco

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Delayed graft function (DGF) is a common complication after renal transplant, affecting its outcome. A common definition of DGF is the need for dialysis within the first week of transplantation, but this criterion has its drawbacks. We tried to validate an earlier and better defined parameter of DGF based on the creatinine reduction ratio on post-transplant(More)
BACKGROUND The ability to reduce the administration frequency of subcutaneous (SC) epoetin could provide benefits. This multicenter open-label study investigated the therapeutic equivalence of SC epoetin beta once-weekly and thrice-weekly administration regimens in maintaining anemia correction in stable hemodialysis (HD) patients. METHODS One hundred(More)
BACKGROUND Although the prevalence of chronic kidney disease (CKD) is 10–14%, several prospective studies note a low rate of progression to end-stage renal disease (ESRD) in stages 3 and 4. A correct classification of risk of progression, based on demonstrated predictive factors, would allow better management of CKD. Recent studies have demonstrated the(More)
The recent emergence of antibody (Ab)-mediated pure red cell aplasia (PRCA) resulting from administration of certain erythropoiesis-stimulating agents (ESAs) has heightened awareness of the potential for this disorder in patients receiving ESAs for anaemia associated with chronic kidney disease (CKD). The Spanish Society of Nephrology sponsored an(More)
Sir, We report a case of a 48-year-old male with end-stage renal disease secondary to focal segmental glomerular sclerosis, who began continuous ambulatory peritoneal dialysis (PD) in June 2002. Three months later, minoxidil 5mg/day was introduced because of uncontrolled hypertension. Oedema and weight gain appeared in spite of 3 l/day net ultrafiltration(More)
INTRODUCTION Vascular calcification (VC) associated to chronic kidney disease (CKD) is a complex phenomenon closely related to mineral bone metabolism disorders. Many are the factors implicated, as the drugs used in the treatment of CKD. Some in vitro studies suggest that electrolyte and acid-base disorders induced by hemodialysis (HD) may play a key role(More)
Introduction Although several studies suggest that the prognosis of hypertensive dialysis patients can be improved by using antihypertensive drug therapy, it is unknown whether the prescription of a particular class or combination of antihypertensive drugs is beneficial during hemodialysis. Methods We performed a propensity score matching study to compare(More)
Elevated pulse pressure in general population has been shown to be associated with cardiovascular disease, which is the main cause of death in renal transplant patients. We investigated the effect that a wider pulse pressure range may have on cardiovascular disease after renal transplantation in 532 transplant patients with functioning graft for more than 1(More)