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BACKGROUND Leptin is a protein predominantly produced by adipocytes that plays a pathophysiologic role in the pathogenesis of hypertension and cardiovascular diseases. The aim of this study was to evaluate the relationship between fasting serum leptin levels and peripheral arterial stiffness among kidney transplant (KT) patients. METHODS Fasting blood(More)
6059-S, a new injectable oxacephem antibiotic, has been investigated to give following results. 1. Clinical results Twenty patients were administrated intravenously 20 approximately 124 mg/kg/day of 6059-S for 2 approximately 14 days. Clinical effect was excellent in 5 cases, good in 7, fair in 3, poor in 1, unknown in 3 and except in 1, and efficacy rate(More)
I. Pharmacokinetics (1) CXM 24.4 and 31.9 mg/kg were administered by intravenous drip infusion for 4 hours. The plateau levels were obtained at 1 approximately 2 hours, the blood levels at which time were 25.6 and 33.8 micrograms/ml respectively with dose response observed. (2) The respective half-lives were as short as 49.4 and 36.2 minutes. (3) The total(More)
Serum adiponectin values correlate inversely with the presence of metabolic syndrome (MS). This study was undertaken to evaluate the relationship between MS and fasting serum adiponectin concentrations in 55 kidney transplantation patients. MS and its components were defined using the diagnostic criteria of the International Diabetes Federation. Thirteen(More)
BACKGROUND Osteoprotegerin (OPG) has pleiotropic effects on bone metabolism as well as endocrine function. Our aim was to evaluate the relationship between bone mineral density (BMD) and serum OPG concentration in renal transplant recipients. METHODS Fasting blood samples were obtained from 69 renal transplant recipients. BMD was measured in lumbar(More)
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