Incidence of new-onset hypercholesterolemia in renal transplant patients treated with FK506 or cyclosporine.

In this study, we compare cholesterol levels during the first year after renal transplantation in FK506 (Prograf)- and cyclosporine-treated patients matched for cumulative first-year steroid dose and hypercholesterolemia risk factors. All patients had pretransplant cholesterol levels < 200 mg/dl. At 3 months posttransplant, 68% of the cyclosporine-treated… (More)