Luis M Pallardó Mateu

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BACKGROUND Acute rejection episodes are a major determinant of renal allograft survival, and the improvement of the transplantation results in the last two decades is largely due to a progressive decrease in the incidence of acute rejection. These results are explained by the incorporation of new immunosuppressive agents since the introduction of(More)
Proteinuria is an early finding that appears in the first 3 months after transplantation in half of patients. Frequently, it is very low grade (VLP; <0.5 g/24 h). The aim of this study was to analyze the risk factors and prognostic significance of VLP at 3 months posttransplantation, which was maintained for the first year among our renal recipients. We(More)
Transplantation of kidneys from older donors is followed by an increase in delayed graft function (DGF) and acute rejection episodes (ARE). In these circumstances, induction treatment, whether with antithymocyte globulin or with interleukin-2 receptor blockers, may delay the introduction of calcineurin inhibitors (CNI) with effective prevention of ARE. We(More)
BACKGROUND The measurement of i-PTH circulating is not easy due to its analytical variablity. Variability that appears in the process that goes from the sample collection to the final result determination. There are several important aspects that can influence within the pre-test variability: type of sample (serum o plasma), temperature, time elapses from(More)
Basiliximab induction treatment has been shown to reduce the incidence of acute rejection episodes without the secondary side effects observed with antilymphocyte polyclonal antibodies. We analyzed our experience with basiliximab induction associated with tacrolimus-based immunosuppression among low-immunological risk renal transplant recipients. We(More)
Unlike other areas in renal transplantation, delayed graft function (DGF) remains an apparently unavoidable complication owing to the characteristics of current donors. The aim of this study was to analyze risk factors for DGF in relation to graft and patient survivals. We retrospectively analyzed 507 renal transplant recipients with a median follow-up of(More)
BACKGROUND Anti-human leukocyte antigen antibodies (HLA Abs) have been associated with reduced kidney allograft survival. Our aim was to analyze the prevalence and impact on allograft function of donor-specific HLA antibodies (DSA) among a cohort of kidney transplant recipients. PATIENTS AND METHODS The 321 recipients had received deceased-donor kidneys(More)
BACKGROUND Genetic polymorphisms of metabolism enzymes or intestinal drug transporters may affect pharmacokinetic responses to immunosuppressive drugs in renal transplant recipients. We sought to identify the frequency of genetic polymorphisms and their importance for individualization of tacrolimus doses. PATIENTS AND METHODS We performed an(More)
BACKGROUND The clinical significance of pretransplant donor-specific antibodies (pre-Tx DSAs) detected by single antigen bead flow cytometry (SAB-FC) remains unclear. Our aim was to investigate the impact that pre-Tx DSAs detected by SAB-FC have on the early and late clinical outcomes. PATIENTS AND METHODS We retrospectively tested stored frozen pre-Tx(More)