Iza C van Riemsdijk

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BACKGROUND Proteinuria is associated with an increased risk of renal failure. Moreover, proteinuria is associated with an increased death risk in patients with diabetes mellitus or hypertension and even in the general population. METHODS One year after renal transplantation, we studied the influence of the presence of proteinuria on the risk of either(More)
BACKGROUND The debate on the role of high serum cholesterol levels in cardiovascular disease or chronic vascular rejection in kidney-transplanted patients has not yet been settled. METHODS We studied the influence of serum cholesterol at 1 year after transplantation on the failure risk in all 676 kidney graft recipients who survived with a functioning(More)
AIMS To evaluate the effect of corticosteroids on tacrolimus pharmacokinetics. METHODS In a randomized trial, kidney transplant recipients were treated with tacrolimus and mycophenolate mofetil with either daclizumab (n = 31) or 3 months of prednisone (n = 34). Tacrolimus dose-adjusted predose concentrations (C0) at month 1-6 were compared between both(More)
BACKGROUND To determine whether genetic factors are involved in the development of renal dysfunction due to cyclosporine nephrotoxicity, we analyzed 2 polymorphisms in the signal sequence of the transforming growth factor (TGF)-beta 1 gene; codon 10 (Leu(10) --> Pro) and codon 25 (Arg(25) --> Pro). METHOD Using sequence specific oligonucleotide probing,(More)
BACKGROUND After successful kidney transplantation patients may suffer from the adverse effects due to the use of calcineurin inhibitors. Calcium channel blockers are effective in the treatment of hypertension and may ameliorate cyclosporine- (CsA) induced impairment of renal function after kidney transplantation. Calcium channel blockers may also modulate(More)
Bartter syndrome consists a group of rare autosomal-recessive renal tubulopathies characterised by renal salt wasting, hypokalaemic metabolic alkalosis, hypercalciuria and hyperreninaemic hyperaldosteronism. It is classified into five types. Mutations in the KCNJ1 gene (classified as type II) usually cause the neonatal form of Bartter syndrome. We describe(More)
Steroids have been included in most immunosuppressive regimens after renal transplantation, but are feared for their side-effects. We conducted a prospective multicenter study to investigate whether it is feasible to withdraw steroids early after transplantation with the use of anti-IL-2Ralpha induction, tacrolimus and mycophenolate mofetil (MMF). A total(More)
BACKGROUND The results of living-donor (LD) renal transplantations are better than those of postmortem-donor (PMD) transplantations. To investigate whether this can be explained by a more favorable patient selection procedure in the LD population, we performed a Cox proportional hazards analysis including variables with a known influence on graft survival.(More)
BACKGROUND Steroid-related bone loss is a recognized complication after renal transplantation. In a prospective, randomized, multicenter study we compared the influence of a steroid-free immunosuppressive regimen with a regimen with limited steroid exposure on the changes in bone mass after renal transplantation. METHODS A total of 364 recipients of a(More)