Ana Isabel Pestana Caldes

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We introduce an application of Lotka Law at whole of authors with publication in field of “Information Science”, between 1996 and 2007. The application executed applied the methodology of Lee Pao (1985). It was selected every authors who appears in authors camps, doesn’t make any cut in the distribution and the estimate of critical values was been calculate(More)
Kidney grafts from suboptimal donors are more likely to suffer the nephrotoxic side-effects of cyclosporine than kidneys from standard donors. In an attempt to avoid the use of cyclosporine, we carried out a prospective study in low-immunological risk recipients of suboptimal kidneys, using an immunosuppressive protocol combining Thymoglobuline in induction(More)
Several factors contribute to mycophenolic acid (MPA) between-patient variability. Here we characterize the metabolic pathways of MPA and quantify the effect of combining genetic polymorphism of multidrug-resistant-associated protein-2, demographics, biochemical covariates, co-medication (cyclosporine (CsA) vs. macrolides), and renal function on MPA,(More)
Mycophenolate mofetil (MMF), an ester prodrug of the immunosuppressant mycophenolic acid (MPA), is widely used for maintenance immunosuppressive therapy and prevention of renal allograft rejection in renal transplant recipients. MPA inhibits inosine monophosphate dehydrogenase (IMPDH), an enzyme involved in the “de novo” synthesis of purine nucleotides,(More)
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