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To define and identify metabolic bone disease and mineral alterations induced by chronic heavy alcoholism in patients without severe liver damage, we studied a prospective series of unselected patients admitted to a 300-bed general hospital in Barcelona (Spain). A total of 26 chronic heavy drinkers of more than 150 g/day for at least 3 years were included.(More)
INTRODUCTION Advagraf is a new modified-release once-daily formulation of tacrolimus with a similar efficacy and safety profile to twice-daily tacrolimus (Prograf) according to clinical trials. Few data are published about its use in clinical practice, outside of sponsored clinical trials. We compared efficacy and basic pharmacokinetics of once-daily and(More)
UNLABELLED Posttransplant lymphoproliferative disorders (PTLD) are a heterogeneous group of lymphoid diseases that occur after solid organ and bone marrow transplantation. We performed a retrospective study to assess the incidence, response to treatment, and patient and graft survival after PTLD. PATIENTS Between January 1980 and December 2002, 1.96%(More)
BACKGROUND IgA nephropathy (IgA) is one of the most common glomerulonephritis. Renal transplantation is the treatment of choice for patients with ESRD due to any kind of glomerulopathy, including IgA and Henoch-Schönlein purpura nephritis (H-SP), but original disease recurrence is now the third most frequent cause of allograft loss. METHODS Eighty-seven(More)
Serum creatinine levels were determined prospectively every 2 to 3 months in 40 patients with diabetic nephropathy for a global observation period of 864 months. The monthly creatinine increasing rate was significantly lower in normotensive periods, mean arterial pressure (MAP) less than 115 mmHg, when compared with hypertensive periods, MAP greater than(More)
UNLABELLED Cyclosporin-A (CsA) inhibits in vitro proliferation of non-human tumour-cloned osteoblasts. Our aims were to study the direct effect of CsA on proliferation of normal human osteoblast (NHOb) cultures and to ascertain whether CsA-treated patients' sera (CsATPS) may exert effects on the osteoblast which differ from the direct effects of CsA. We(More)
Background. Monitoring changes in glomerular filtration rate (GFR) is the recommended method for assessing the progression of kidney disease. The aim of this study was to assess the decline of graft function defined by the annual-ized change in GFR and the factors which affect it. Methods. Four thousand four hundred and eighty-eight patients, transplanted(More)