Early rapid loss followed by long-term consolidation characterizes the development of lumbar bone mineral density after kidney transplantation.

@article{Brandenburg2004EarlyRL,
  title={Early rapid loss followed by long-term consolidation characterizes the development of lumbar bone mineral density after kidney transplantation.},
  author={Vincent Brandenburg and Dirk Politt and Markus Ketteler and Walter Josef Fassbender and Nicole Heussen and Ralf Westenfeld and Thomas Freuding and Juergen Floege and Thomas H. Ittel},
  journal={Transplantation},
  year={2004},
  volume={77 10},
  pages={1566-71}
}
BACKGROUND Bone mineral density (BMD) decreases significantly early after renal transplantation. This prospective study was designed to evaluate the long-term lumbar BMD development. METHODS Sixty-three renal-transplant recipients (mean age 44 +/- 12 years, 37 [59%] male) underwent serial yearly posttransplant laboratory parameter and BMD measurements of the lumbar spine (dual energy x-ray absorptiometry). Combined maintenance immunosuppression included prednisolone in 95% of patients. The… CONTINUE READING
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