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BACKGROUND The aim of our study was to analyse patient characteristics, mortality and costs, all of them in relation to whether starting dialysis was planned or unplanned. METHODS A total of 362 patients (227 male and 135 female) from five hospitals of the National Health System, who were started on chronic renal replacement therapy (RRT) during 1996 and(More)
INTRODUCTION Proteinuria in renal transplant recipients has been recognized as a risk factor of progression of chronic allograft nephropathy and for cardiovascular disease, the main causes of transplant failure. PATIENTS AND METHODS We analyzed the risk factors for persistent proteinuria (>0.5 g/day) among 337 kidney allograft recipients with a minimum(More)
Some renal transplant patients show cognitive, emotional, and behavioral changes as part of possible neurotoxic effects associated with immunosuppressive medication, especially tacrolimus. This study evaluated effects of immunosuppressive drugs on some cognitive tasks. Patients treated with sirolimus and cyclosporine reported some of the noncognitive side(More)
INTRODUCTION Among graft failures beyond months, we performed progressive reduction and complete withdrawal of immunosuppressive drugs and steroids over a period of 6 months. PATIENTS AND METHODS We analyzed the treatment and complications associated with all late allograft failures in 34 patients (8.19%) out of 415 patients transplanted from November(More)
A new case of precocious puberty secondary to production of human chorionic gonadotropin (HCG) by an hepatoblastoma was studied in an 8-month-old infant. A review was made of the 35 cases of paraneoplasic precocious puberty previously reported in the literature. The most frequent cause is hepatoblastoma, which was responsible for 18 cases. There are nine(More)
BACKGROUND Chronic allograft nephropathy (CAN), a major complication in renal transplant patients, is an important cause of graft loss. Inflammation as measured in the pretransplant and posttransplant phases, using various markers, has been associated with worse renal function and a greater risk of cardiovascular disease and of long-term graft loss. (More)
OBJECTIVE Patients on dialysis display increased inflammation (IF) and oxidative stress (OS). Diabetes mellitus (DM) may increase both processes. The role of transplantation in this situation is unknown. Herein we have assessed the evolution of IF and OS following grafting and its relationship to a prior diagnoses of DM and to kidney function at 1 year. (More)
INTRODUCTION Arterial hypertension is common among kidney transplant patients. It increases cardiovascular risk and is a factor for progression of renal failure. Our objective was to perform ambulatory blood pressure monitoring (ABPM) in renal transplant patients with office hypertension. METHODS Patients were divided into 2 groups according to their mean(More)