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UNLABELLED The prevalence of obesity is increasing in the renal transplant population. There are controversial data with respect to posttransplant outcome. We performed a study comparing the incidence of surgical and infectious complications among 40 obese patients (body mass index [BMI] pretransplant > or =30 kg/m2) versus a matched nonobese control group(More)
We performed 41 kidney transplants in patients >70 years (35 single and 6 dual), with a mean recipient age of 72+/-2 years, from January 1990 to December 2001. Mean age of the donors was 69+/-12 years. Immunosuppression used triple therapy with steroids, mycophenolate mofetil, and cyclosporine or tacrolimus. Cold ischemia time was 23+/-3 hours. The(More)
The commonest clinical presentation of both immunoalergic interstitial nephritis (IIN) and atheroembolic renal disease (ATD) is an acute renal failure accompanied by skin lesions and eosinophilia. As a consequence, differential diagnosis between both entities is often very difficult. We have performed a comparative retrospective study of those patients(More)
Several cases of glomerular disease have been associated to thyroid diseases. The most frequent lesion described is membranous glomerulopathy, presented as a nephrotic syndrome. Here we report a 67-year-old man who developed a nephrotic syndrome accompanied by rapid derangement of renal function shortly after the onset of a primary hypothyroidism due to(More)
INTRODUCTION The interest in the preservation of residual kidney function on starting renal replacement therapy (RRT) is very common in techniques such as peritoneal dialysis but less so in haemodialysis (HD). In our centre the pattern of incremental dialysis (2 HD/week) has been an option for a group of patients. Here we share our experience with this(More)
Vitamin D deficiency is common in dialysis patients with chronic kidney disease. Low levels have been associated with increased cardiovascular risk and mortality. We evaluated the administration of a high, single oral dose of 25-OH cholecalciferol (3 mg of Hidroferol, 180 000 IU) in patients on chronic hemodialysis. The 94 chronic hemodialysis patients with(More)
INTRODUCTION The buttonhole (BH) puncture technique for arteriovenous fistulas is an alternative to the classical staggered puncture. PURPOSE We present 3years' results incorporating the BH puncture technique for arteriovenous fistulas in our dialysis unit. MATERIAL AND METHODS Twenty-two patients were started on BH technique, 15 men and 7 women (mean(More)
INTRODUCTION The application of antiseptic solution for handling tunnelled catheters is recommended in patients undergoing haemodialysis. These routine antiseptic procedures in handling catheters are crucial to avoid complications. We report an outbreak of Serratia marcescens (S. marcescens) bacteraemia in numerous haemodialysis units of the Community of(More)