Francisco Gómez-Campderá

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Although substantial evidence suggests that treatment of dyslipidemia with statins reduces mortality and morbidity that are associated with cardiovascular disease, only a few studies have examined the efficacy of statins on inflammatory and fibrinolytic status in patients with chronic kidney disease (CKD). A 6-mo, prospective, randomized study was designed(More)
Patients with chronic kidney disease (CKD) present a high prevalence of insulin resistance (IR). Some studies suggest that angiotensin II may influence some cellular pathways that contribute to the pathogenesis of IR and stimulate the release of proinflammatory cytokines. Fifty-two patients who had stages 3 and 4 CKD and no diabetes were administered an(More)
BACKGROUND Traditional cardiovascular risk factors and uremia-related specific factors have been identified in patients with CKD, explaining the highest risk for morbidity and mortality from cardiovascular disease. The aim of this study was to analyze the predictive power of several cardiovascular risk factors and markers in a population of stable patients(More)
We present the incidence, management and outcome of acute renal failure (ARF) in children who underwent cardiac surgery. Fourteen (9%) from a total of 156 children developed ARF in our hospital in a 3-year period. Patients were aged 2 days to 15 years. Prerenal failure was present in 6 and renal type in the remaining 8 children. Peritoneal dialysis(More)
In cases with severe hyperparathyroidism, anaemia improves after parathyroidectomy. The objective of this study was to investigate the influence of treatment with intravenous calcitriol on anaemia in 28 haemodialysis patients. The patients showed moderate to severe hyperparathyroidism (mean parathyroid hormone level 811.6 +/- 327 pg/ml) and were treated(More)
BACKGROUND In endemic areas, visceral leishmaniasis has been identified as an opportunistic infection in patients with derangements in their cellular immune system. METHODS We report a renal transplant patient with visceral leishmaniasis. We also reviewed the previously published cases of 17 organ transplant recipients with this parasitic disease. (More)
Patients with chronic kidney disease have substantial risk for cardiovascular mortality, but the relative importance of traditional and novel risk factors is unknown. Several studies in hemodialysis patients have demonstrated that inflammatory markers are potent predictors of mortality, however there are scarce data about stable patients with moderate(More)
The incidence of hypertension as cause of ESRD has doubled in the ERA-EDTA Registry in the past two decades, going from 7 to 13%. It is very possible that this is not a real increase in the incidence of hypertension as cause of ESRD, but rather a consequence of greater acceptance of older patients, a phenomenon that has simultaneously occurred. There are(More)