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Comparison of glucose tolerance in renal transplant recipients and hemodialysis patients
Background: Impaired glucose tolerance is a risk factor for atherosclerosis in hemodialysis patients and renal transplant recipients. Methods: To check the relationship of impaired glucose tolerance with the other ...
Treatment of cyclosporine-induced gingival overgrowth with azithromycin-containing toothpaste
Objective: Gingival overgrowth is a complication of cyclosporine therapy following organ transplantation. Oral azithromycin is frequently used to treat this complication. This study examined the efficacy of local azithromycin, ...
The effect of red grape seed extract on serum paraoxonase activity in patients with mild to moderate hyperlipidemia [O efeito do extrato de semente de uva vermelha na atividade do soro paraoxonase em doentes com hiperlipidemia leve a moderada]
CONTEXT AND OBJECTIVE: Red grape seed extract (RGSE) contains oligomeric proanthocyanidin complexes as a class of flavonoids. These compounds are potent antioxidants and exert many health-promoting effects. This study aimed ...
Relationship between vitamin D receptor gene FokI and ApaI polymorphisms and serum levels of fetuin-A, vitamin D, and parathyroid hormone in patients on hemodialysis
Introduction. Low fetuin-A and 1,25-hydroxyvitamin D3 (vitamin D) levels accompanied with high intact parathyroid hormone (PTH) contents are associated with cardiovascular disease in dialysis patients. The aim of present ...
Serum Receptor Activator of Nuclear Factor-? B Ligand, Osteoprotegrin, and Intact Parathyroid Hormone in Hemodialysis and Renal Transplant Patients
Serum receptor activator of nuclear factor-? B ligand and osteoprotegrin are mediated to vascular calcification in the general population. Our knowledge is very sparse in hemodialysis and renal transplant patients. Receptor ...
Apolipoprotein a polymorphism predicts lipoprotein a concentration in renal transplant recipients.
Increased serum lipoprotein(a) is an independent risk factor for atherosclerosis in renal transplant recipients. Higher levels may be due to genetic factors, for example, apolipoprotein A isoforms and/or environmental ...
Effect of L-carnitine on the serum lipoproteins and HDL-C subclasses in hemodialysis patients.
Following carnitine administration a decrease in plasma levels of triglyceride (TG) and increase in total high-density lipoprotein cholesterol (HDL-C) has been reported. Our hypothesis was that it also improves the HDL2/HDL3 ...
Findings of Doppler sonography do not correlate with serum lipoprotein and total homocysteine concentrations in renal transplant recipients
Atherosclerosis may be evaluated by structural or functional changes of the main arteries. We sought to investigate the probable associations of static and dynamic arterial changes with lipoprotein (a) and homocysteine ...
Acute phase reactants in hemodialysis and renal transplantation
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