Loss of regional bone mineral density in the first 12 months following renal transplantation.

@article{Almond1994LossOR,
  title={Loss of regional bone mineral density in the first 12 months following renal transplantation.},
  author={Michael K. Almond and Jonathan T. C. Kwan and Kenneth Evans and John W. Cunningham},
  journal={Nephron},
  year={1994},
  volume={66 1},
  pages={
          52-7
        }
}
A high incidence of osteopenia is likely in renal transplant recipients in whom pre-existing uraemic osteodystrophy, persisting hyperparathyroidism and glucocorticoids constitute a formidable array of risk factors. The correction of some biochemical and hormonal abnormalities, an increase in body weight and an increase in physical activity following transplantation could favour improvements in skeletal integrity. Using dual energy X-ray absorptiometry (DEXA), we studied prospectively the… CONTINUE READING
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