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Cadmium, mercury, and lead concentrations were determined in deep-frozen kidney cortex biopsies taken from 36 living, healthy Swedish kidney donors (18 males and 18 females), who were 30-71 (mean 53) years of age. Information about occupation, smoking, the presence of dental amalgam, and fish consumption could be obtained for 27 of the donors. The samples(More)
To study the effect of renal function on the development of lipid and apolipoprotein abnormalities in human renal disease, we have investigated 75 patients at different stages of renal insufficiency. The patient population consisted of 19 patients with less advanced renal failure (CRF:1) characterized by a mean glomerular filtration rate (GFR) of 37.4 +/-(More)
Lipoprotein metabolism is altered in the majority of patients with renal insufficiency and renal-failure, but may not necessarily lead to hyperlipidemia. The dyslipoproteinemia of renal disease has characteristic abnormalities of the apolipoprotein (apo) profile and lipoprotein composition. It develops during the asymptomatic stages of renal insufficiency(More)
BACKGROUND Chronic renal insufficiency is accompanied by specific alterations of the lipoprotein metabolism. It has been suggested that the renal dyslipoproteinaemia of renal insufficiency contributes to the progression of glomerular and tubular lesions, with subsequent deterioration of renal function. The objective of this prospective study was to(More)
BACKGROUND The aim of this study was to establish whether there is a differential effect of mode of dialysis, hemodialysis (HD), or continuous ambulatory peritoneal dialysis (CAPD) on the dyslipidemia of renal failure. METHODS The lipoprotein profile was determined in 61 non-diabetic patients on chronic HD (N = 30) and CAPD treatment (N = 31), and in a(More)
BACKGROUND AND METHODS To characterize the abnormalities of lipoprotein composition in patients with chronic renal failure (CRF), the lipid and apolipoprotein (apo) concentrations and compositions of major lipoprotein density classes were determined in 20 subjects with moderate to advanced renal failure (GFR 5-59 ml/min) and nine controls. Patients were(More)
OBJECTIVE To investigate whether the specific lipoprotein (LP) abnormalities of peritoneal dialysis (PD) are associated with functional variables of this mode of dialysis. DESIGN A survey of the LP profile in relation to peritoneal dialysis capacity (PDC) variables. The LP profile was compared to that of a group of age- and sex-matched controls. SETTING(More)
1. The pharmacokinetics of felodipine and its effects on blood pressure and heart rate were studied in eight male patients aged between 28 and 57 years with a glomerular filtration rate, GFR, between 8 and 68 ml min-1, following single i.v. and oral administration. 2. Clearance, Cmax, AUC, Vss and V, of felodipine were unaffected by the renal disease. The(More)
According to the concept of apolipoprotein (apo)-defined lipoproteins, apoA-I-containing lipoproteins consist of two subclasses referred to as lipoprotein A-I (LpA-I) and lipoprotein A-I:A-II (LpA-I:A-II), and apoB-containing lipoproteins of five subclasses, namely lipoprotein B (LpB), lipoprotein B:C (LpB:C), lipoprotein B:E (LpB:E), lipoprotein B:C:E(More)