Dolores Lorenzo

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BACKGROUND Reluctance to accept non-heart-beating donors (NHBD) as a source of kidneys, is due to medical, ethical, and logistical reasons. Evidence suggest that the short-term graft survival is similar to that of kidneys obtained from heart-beating donors (HBD). However, few studies, with long-term follow-up are available. We conducted a single-center(More)
Spontaneous remission is a well known characteristic of idiopathic membranous nephropathy, but contemporary studies describing predictors of remission and long-term outcomes are lacking. We conducted a retrospective, multicenter cohort study of 328 patients with nephrotic syndrome resulting from idiopathic membranous nephropathy that initially received(More)
BACKGROUND Spontaneous remission (SR) of nephrotic syndrome, in the absence of immunosuppressive treatment, is relatively common among patients with idiopathic membranous nephropathy (IMN) and normal renal function. However, it has not been reported in patients with chronic renal impairment. METHODS All patients with IMN who had developed SR in the(More)
BACKGROUND It is widely known that renal disease progresses towards the terminal stage regardless of the cause. The aim of this study is to identify prognostic factors in the progression that determine the start of dialysis. METHODS From january 1998 until december 1999, 76 patients diagnosed with renal failure were monitored, 52 of whom started dialysis(More)