Ljubica Bubić-Filipi

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Plasma exchange (PE) is a technique of extracorporeal blood purification which removes large molecular weight substances from plasma. The Department of Dialysis, Zagreb University Hospital Center's database, which includes data on 509 patients, or 4857 PE treatments, was retrospectively analyzed to test the safety of PE. A total of 231 adverse reactions(More)
OBJECTIVE To correlate pregnancy outcome with complications in pregnancy and transplantation-to-pregnancy interval in renal transplant recipients in Croatia. METHOD Data on 23 pregnancies after prepregnancy stabilization of blood pressure and normalization of graft function were retrospectively analyzed. RESULT The mean interval between transplantation(More)
Thrombotic microangiopathy (TMA) is a syndrome characterized by thrombocytopenia, microangiopathic hemolytic anemia, neurologic abnormalities, fever and renal dysfunction. This retrospective analysis sought to determine the clinical characteristics and outcome of patients with TMA treated with plasma exchange at the Department of Dialysis, University(More)
Renal transplantation is associated with increased incidence of cancer. We reviewed a large series of renal transplant recipients to determine the incidence and outcome of patients with malignant changes located at the head and neck. A total of 1232 renal transplant recipients have been followed at Department of Dialysis University Hospital Centre Zagreb(More)
Lupus nephritis (LN) is a severe complication of systemic lupus erythematosus (SLE), associated with high morbidity and mortality. Up to 60% of SLE patients develop LN, and despite novel and potent therapeutic regimens, 5 to 22% develop end-stage renal disease within 15 years of diagnosis. While LN primarily affects younger individuals, it is important to(More)
Arterial hypertension develops in up to 80% of renal transplant recipients. Uncontrolled hypertension induces left ventricular hypertrophy, heart failure and death, but also promotes deterioration of allograft function. Cadaveric transplantation, delayed graft function, renal artery stenosis, presence of native kidneys, increased body weight and therapy(More)
The last two decades have witnessed significant advances in the renal transplantation immunosuppressive protocols. The introduction of mycophenolate mofetil, tacrolimus, sirolimus and polyclonal antibodies has significantly improved graft survival. However, intensification of immunosuppression results in complications such as malignant diseases,(More)
The objective is to present results of renal transplantation in patients with end-stage renal disease and chronic virus C/B hepatitis. We retrospectively reviewed outcome of transplantation in patients having received renal allograft from 1985 to 2009 at Zagreb University Hospital Center: graft function, graft and patient survival, hepatic function, and(More)
Introduction. Tacrolimus extended-release formulation enables once-daily use. Although an increasing number of patients have been converted from twice-daily (TacBID) to once-daily (Tac-QD) formulation, the available information regarding the initiation and follow-up of TacQD is sparse. In the present study we investigated influence of switch from Tac-BID or(More)
Sir, We recently read a paper published by Hurst et al. who investigated incidence, predictors and associated outcomes of rhabdomyolysis (RM) in renal transplant recipients [1]. RM is rarely reported in this population, with most of the cases occurring in patients treated with calcineurin inhibitors in combination with statins. In a retrospective cohort of(More)