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Studies of dialysis patients report unemployment rates of 60% to 75%; however, it is generally believed that following transplantation, improvement in well-being and removal of time constraints imposed by the dialytic regimen afford improvement in employment status. We studied 58 stable renal transplant recipient attending an outpatient transplant clinic by(More)
To determine the influence of the need and the mode of dialysis prior to transplantation on long-term renal allograft survival and subsequent renal function, all 662 consecutive cyclosporine-treated renal transplants (484 cadaver and 178 living-related donors), performed between 1983 and 1989 were retrospectively analyzed. Recipients were divided into 3(More)
The influence of delayed renal graft function on long-term allograft outcome remains uncertain. All 495 cyclosporine treated cadaver donor renal transplants within a single center were analyzed with respect to dialysis dependence in the early posttransplant period. When compared with immediate allograft function, dialysis dependence for more than one week(More)
Hyperlipidemia commonly occurs following renal transplantation. As hyperlipidemia has been postulated to contribute to renal dysfunction in animal models, the effect of early hyperlipidemia was studied in a cohort of 43 cyclosporine-treated renal transplant recipients over a 4-year follow-up period. Hypercholesterolemia occurred in 25 patients, with 18(More)
True thymic hyperplasia is rare in adults. The authors have encountered this entity in two patients who were deemed disease-free following combination chemotherapy for malignant disease. It cannot be assumed that the development of a mediastinal mass or its persistence following chemotherapy is due to recurrent or residual disease. The interrelationship(More)