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Familial combined hyperlidemia (FCH) is a common metabolic disorder characterized by: (a) increase in cholesterolemia and/or triglyceridemia in at least two members of the same family, (b) intra-individual and intrafamilial variability of the lipid phenotype, and (c) increased risk of premature coronary heart disease (CHD). FCH is very frequent and is one(More)
Organ shortage is the major limitation to kidney transplantation in the developed world. Conversely, millions of patients in the developing world with end-stage renal disease die because they cannot afford renal replacement therapy-even when willing living kidney donors exist. This juxtaposition between countries with funds but no available kidneys and(More)
BACKGROUND The function of renal transplant grafts can be modified by many factors. In one study of graft weight/weight of the recipient, it was concluded to avoid renal transplantation in patients with kidneys with a low ratio between the graft and recipient weight (<2.5 g/kg). OBJECTIVE The objective of this study was to describe the association between(More)
BACKGROUND In several countries, organ transplantation is limited. We describe the implementation of a model to perform kidney transplantation in a low-resource population through a financial mechanism sharing public, patient, and private foundations funds. METHODS This was a cohort study of 100 low-resource patients undergoing renal transplantation at(More)
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