Xavier Sarrias

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INTRODUCTION Calcineurin inhibitors may be associated with decreased arterial elasticity and increased vascular risk. We measured pulse wave velocity (PWV) in large or small arteries as an index of elasticity. The aim of our study was to determine aortic and radial arterial elasticity in 30 stable kidney transplant patients treated with calcineurin(More)
BACKGROUND Cardiovascular disease is the major cause of morbidity and mortality after renal transplantation. It has been shown that both traditional and transplant-specific risk factors contribute to the high cardiovascular burden after renal transplantation The aim is to evaluate the association among ambulatory blood pressure monitoring (ABPM) at 3(More)
BACKGROUND Cardiovascular disease is the main cause of mortality after renal transplantation. Left ventricular hypertrophy (LVH) is considered to be an independent predictor of cardiovascular events. The main risk factors for LVH after renal transplantation are anemia and hypertension. In hypertensive and renal transplant patients, ambulatory blood pressure(More)
UNLABELLED We have studied 20 patients, 10 male, 10 female, mean age 52.5+/-10.9 years, who received a cadaver kidney transplant between June 1996 and January 1999. The patients presented with mild or moderate high BP and were treated on a maintained immunosuppression with an anti-calcineurin agent and steroids, associated or not to mycophenolate-mofetil.(More)
A high frequency of immunological disturbances were recorded in 19 mild and 23 malignant hypertensive patients. IgG levels were raised in patients who survived a malignant phase of hypertension. We also found increased frequency of autoantibodies (26% vs. 9% in controls), increased T-lymphocyte reactivity against arterial-wall antigens (p = 0.001), a(More)