MªCarmen Cantarell

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BACKGROUND Hepatitis C virus was the most frequent cause of liver failure requiring liver transplantation in our series. Hepatitis C virus infection has been associated with glomerulonephritis and, more frequently, type I membranoproliferative glomerulonephritis. Renal disease in patients with liver failure is often clinically silent and difficult to(More)
BACKGROUND AND OBJECTIVE Health related quality of life (HRQoL) is recognized as an outcome measure in kidney transplantation. In this study was assessed changes on HRQoL and kidney-specific symptoms, also was evaluated the effect of socio-demographic and clinical parameters on patient's perceived HRQoL. PATIENTS AND METHOD A longitudinal study was done,(More)
INTRODUCTION Transplantation is an optimal form of treatment for end-stage renal disease, but requires lifelong adherence to immunosuppressive therapy. The aim of this study was to longitudinally assess the adherence to treatment after kidney transplant, as well as to compare the amount of information about the treatment received at one month and 18 months(More)
Health-related behaviours and psychological distress were examined after kidney transplantation. Patients were evaluated at 1 month, 6 months and 1 year after transplantation. Participants completed the Healthy Behaviours Questionnaire and the Hospital Anxiety and Depression Scale. No significant differences in Healthy Behaviours Questionnaire's total score(More)
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