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One hundred thirty-eight patients with transplant renal artery stenosis (TRAS) were identified among 1200 patients undergoing renal transplantation in our university hospital. Severe systemic hypertension was the main symptom leading to a diagnosis of TRAS. Only 88 TRAS patients were given interventional treatment consisting of percutaneous angioplasty(More)
An international project was set up to study the clinical usefulness of intrarenal transit times derived from the renogram by deconvolution. A common data sheet, to collect clinical, biochemical, radiological and isotopic information, was completed by the centres. Five hundred and ninety-one patients were studied and the results analysed. The mean transit(More)
The disposition of the antidepressant tianeptine and its MC5 metabolite (pentanoic acid analogue of tianeptine) was studied following a single 12.5 mg oral dose of tianeptine sodium salt in 20 patients with chronic renal failure. In 12 patients (group I) having a creatinine clearance of less than 19 ml.min-1 the pharmacokinetics parameters for tianeptine(More)
Fifteen end-stage renal disease patients with high titres of panel reactive (PRA) antibodies were treated with immunoadsorption (IA) on sepharose-bound protein A columns in order to remove anti-HLA antibodies and facilitate transplantation. Infectious complications were not observed after IA and transplantation, and the procedure was well tolerated. In(More)
The cytotoxic capacities of T lymphocytes and natural killer (NK) cells and the phagocytic functions of polymorphonuclear leukocytes were determined in a group of 20 patients with end stage disease who were being maintained on hemodialysis. The mononuclear cells from these patients were able to mediate normal T-cytotoxic functions in a xenogeneic(More)