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A significant percentage of patients with failed renal graft are candidates for retransplantation. The outcomes of retransplantation are poorer than those of primary transplantation and sensitization is documented to be a major reason. The management of a failed allograft that is not immediately symptomatic is still very controversial. The aim of this study(More)
BACKGROUND AND OBJECTIVES Cinacalcet, a novel calcimimetic, targets the calcium-sensing receptor to lower parathyroid hormone (PTH), calcium, and phosphorus levels in dialysis patients with secondary hyperparathyroidism (SHPT). This study compared the efficacy of a cinacalcet-based regimen with unrestricted conventional care (vitamin D and phosphate(More)
PURPOSE To describe our initial results using a calcineurin inhibitor-free immunosuppression protocol in renal transplants. PATIENTS AND METHODS Between October 2001 and June 2003, 56 recipients of a renal allografts were started on an immunosuppression protocol without calcineurin inhibitors, consisting of basiliximab, sirolimus, mycophenolate mofetil,(More)
BACKGROUND This article provides a summary of the 2011 ERA-EDTA Registry Annual Report (available at www.era-edta-reg.org). METHODS Data on renal replacement therapy (RRT) for end-stage renal disease (ESRD) from national and regional renal registries in 30 countries in Europe and bordering the Mediterranean Sea were used. From 27 registries, individual(More)
BACKGROUND This article summarizes the 2012 European Renal Association-European Dialysis and Transplant Association Registry Annual Report (available at www.era-edta-reg.org) with a specific focus on older patients (defined as ≥65 years). METHODS Data provided by 45 national or regional renal registries in 30 countries in Europe and bordering the(More)
PURPOSE To retrospectively review our experience with pediatric renal transplantation and to compare the results with the adult population. PATIENTS AND METHODS Between January 1981 and August 2003, 74 renal transplants were performed in patients < or =18 years at the time of the transplant--the pediatric group versus 1153 patients in the adult group. We(More)
PURPOSE Compare renal transplant long-term outcomes among recipients aged 60 years or older with those in younger patients. PATIENTS AND METHODS We analyzed 103 transplants in recipients above 60 years of age for the influence of key factors related to the graft and patient. The results were compared with 1060 transplant recipients aged 18 to 59 years. (More)
UNLABELLED Our objective was to study the influence on transplant outcome of unilateral native nephrectomy of massively enlarged kidneys at the time of renal transplantation among patients with end-stage renal disease owing to autosomal-dominant polycystic kidney disease (ADPKD). PATIENTS AND METHODS We studied 159 renal transplants in patients with ADPKD(More)
OBJECTIVE The objective of this study was to evaluate the risk factors for delayed graft function (DGF) and their influence on renal graft outcome. PATIENTS AND METHODS We reviewed 1462 consecutive renal transplantation and identified 245 patients (17.1%) with delayed graft function and 1120 patients with immediate graft function. Forty-one cases were(More)