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UNLABELLED Carotid arteriosclerosis is a marker of cardiovascular risk in the general population. Cardiovascular disease is highly prevalent in kidney transplant recipients. This study analyzed the impact of arteriosclerotic carotid lesions on the evolution of renal transplant recipients. METHODS This prospective study was performed in 70 patients with(More)
INTRODUCTION Dyslipidemia is an important cardiovascular risk factor and is implicated in the pathogenesis of chronic graft failure in renal transplant recipients. Apolipoprotein E (apoE), a hepatic glycoprotein involved in lipid metabolism, has been associated with hypercholesterolemia and premature coronary disease. AIM This study assessed the impact of(More)
INTRODUCTION Tolerance to immunosuppresant treatment has considerable impact on adherence to therapy and on the outcome of renal transplantation. Recent data indicate better gastrointestinal tolerance to enteric-coated mycophenolate sodium (EC-MPS) than to the classic mycophenolate mofetil (MMF) formulation. AIM This study assessed the effect of(More)
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