Ana Isabel Sánchez-Fructuoso

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BACKGROUND The use of non-heart-beating donors could help shorten the list of patients who are waiting for a kidney transplant. Several reports describe acceptable results of transplantations from non-heart-beating donors who had in-hospital cardiac arrest, but few reports describe results of transplantations from non-heart-beating donors who had cardiac(More)
The aim of this study was to compare the survival and midterm function of kidneys from non-heart beating donors (NHBD) with those of kidneys from heart beating donors (HBD). From 1989 to 1998, 144 kidneys were procured from NHBD at the Hospital Clínico San Carlos in Madrid, of which 95 were transplanted. The kidney grafts were maintained from the moment of(More)
INTRODUCTION The incidence of candiduria in renal transplant recipients is unknown. In clinical practice, the indications for antifungal therapy are not well established. Furthermore, there is the problem of the choice of the antifungal drug since some of them may select resistant Candida species, or interact with immunosuppressive agents or only be used(More)
Mammalian target of rapamycin (mTOR) inhibitors induce pneumonitis, an unusual but potentially fatal side effect of this drug group. We retrospectively collected the cases of pneumonitis induced by sirolimus or everolimus among 1471 adult cadaveric renal transplant recipients who were grafted at our institution from 1980-2008. Due to chronic transplant(More)
UNLABELLED The aim of this study was to evaluate the distribution of UGT1A9 promoter region T-275A and C-2152T single nucleotide polymorphisms (SNPs) in stable transplant patients and to investigate the impact of these SNPs on mycophenolic acid (MPA) pharmacokinetics. METHODS In total, 133 Caucasian renal transplant recipients were studied. Also a(More)
Background. Monitoring changes in glomerular filtration rate (GFR) is the recommended method for assessing the progression of kidney disease. The aim of this study was to assess the decline of graft function defined by the annualized change in GFR and the factors which affect it. Methods. Four thousand four hundred and eighty-eight patients, transplanted(More)
INTRODUCTION The clinical utility of predose levels of mycophenolic acid (MPA) monitoring among patients treated with mycophenolate mofetil (MMF) has been questioned. The aim of this study was to evaluate the impact of adequate MPA levels in the incidence of acute rejection episodes among a cohort of kidney transplant recipients. MATERIAL AND METHODS In(More)
BACKGROUND The true incidence of lead (Pb) overload as a cause of chronic renal failure (CRF) is unknown. Also, it is unclear if CRF per se could generate an increment in the body Pb burden. Most studies of chronic Pb intoxication have been performed on cohorts or patients with a past history of occupational exposure. Therefore we studied the body Pb burden(More)
The introduction of mycophenolate mofetil (MMF) was an important advance in immunosuppressive therapy, although its use is limited by adverse gastrointestinal events. Enteric-coated mycophenolate sodium (EC-MPS; myfortic) has been developed to avoid these side effects. Recent clinical trials have demonstrated that EC-MPS is a safe drug in both de novo and(More)