Silvia Turina

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Systemic sclerosis is an autoimmune disease characterized by fibrosis of the skin and internal organs. Raynaud's phenomenon generally precedes other disease manifestations. The distribution of skin lesions and the internal organ involvement are the basis for the classification into limited and diffuse forms of the disease. Clinically evident renal disease(More)
The benefits of kidney transplantation over dialysis on patient survival have been demonstrated without considering the outcomes of patients with graft loss. To determine whether mortality after graft failure reduced the transplantation advantage in patient survival, we retrospectively reviewed the outcomes of 918 first-deceased renal transplant recipients(More)
Focal and segmental glomerular sclerosis (FSGS) is a heterogeneous disease from a clinical, etiological and clinical point of view. FSGS may be idiopathic, usually associated with nephrotic syndrome, which requires an ''etiological'' treatment approach. In addition, hereditary and secondary forms of FSGS have been described. The response to therapy,(More)
Atheroembolic renal disease is a part of a multisystem disease and can be defined as renal failure secondary to the occlusion of renal arterioles and glomerular capillaries with cholesterol crystal emboli deriving from the aorta and other major arteries. The kidney is usually involved because of the proximity of the renal arteries to abdominal aorta (where(More)
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