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As long-term outcome studies of acute renal failure (ARF) are scarce and non-homogeneous, we studied 187 consecutive acute tubular necrosis (ATN) patients without previous nephropathies, discharged alive from our hospital between October 77 and December 92 and followed-up until December 99 (range 7-22 years; median 7.2). Variables were analyzed at the time(More)
BACKGROUND/AIM The levels of C-reactive protein (CRP) have been related to hypoalbuminemia and the necessity of erythropoietin in patients on maintenance hemodialysis. However, in several studies, the patients' clinical situation is not taken into account. The aim of the present work was to analyze the relationship between CRP and serum albumin and(More)
BACKGROUND This prospective study was designed to investigate the long-term evolution of bone mineral density (BMD) in kidney transplant recipients. METHODS In 86 patients with functioning grafts, 65 on tacrolimus-based immunosuppression and 21 on cyclosporine-based immunosuppression, laboratory parameters and BMD measurements in lumbar spine (L2-L4) and(More)
Osteopenia is a common complication after transplantation. However, prospective long-term studies are scarce and most were performed in patients on cyclosporine and high-dose steroids. In 65 patients with functioning grafts, 41 males and 24 females, 50 on tacrolimus-based immunosuppression and 15 on cyclosporine-based immunosuppression, bone mineral density(More)
BACKGROUND AND OBJECTIVES We studied the relationship between microinflammation and endothelial damage in chronic kidney disease (CKD) patients on different dialysis modalities. DESIGN, SETTING, PARTICIPANTS, & MEASUREMENTS Four groups of CKD stage 5 patients were studied: 1) 14 nondialysis CKD patients (CKD-NonD); 2) 15 hemodialysis patients (HD); 3) 12(More)
Cancer has been reported to be more common among kidney transplant recipients than waiting-list patients or the general population. Use of anticalcineurin agents and azathioprine are relevant risk factors. Nine renal allograft recipients (seven men and two women) of mean age 67.6 (55-77) years and mean time after transplantation of 30.7 (58-216) months were(More)
BACKGROUND Although tacrolimus is recommended by KDIGO Clinical Practice Guideline for Glomerulonephritis for the treatment of idiopathic membranous nephropathy (MN), little is known about factors that influence response and relapse of the disease after tacrolimus therapy. METHODS Multicentre study that collected 122 MN patients with nephrotic syndrome(More)
Omeprazole is a proton pump inhibitor with a number of pharmacokinetic drug interactions due to interference with cytochrome P450. Some studies show absence of relevant interaction between omeprazole and cyclosporine, but little is known about possible interactions between omeprazole and tacrolimus. In vitro studies suggest such interference, but no(More)
Approximately 30% of patients affected of PCT present scleroderma-like lesion of the skin. Two cases of PCT, presenting scleroderma-like lesions are reported. The patients were diabetic but not alcoholic and tolerate relatively well sunshine. Porphyrin elimination diminished with urine alkalinization and phlebotomies, and the scleroderma-like lesions(More)