Posts Tagged ‘chronic kidney disease’

October 30, 2012

Calcineurin Inhibitor Sparing With Mycophenolate Mofetil in Liver Transplantion: A Systematic Review of Randomized Controlled Trials


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Chronic kidney disease is a significant complication after liver transplantation. A common strategy is to add mycophenolic acid (MPA) in order to reduce or eliminate calcineurin inhibitors (CnI). Although this is a common practice, the authors were only able to find 8 randomized controlled trials assessing its effects. Use of MPA does improve renal function, […]

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December 19, 2011

Incidence of impaired renal function after lung transplantation


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As the field of lung transplantation advances, the eligibility criteria have evolved and patients with more risk factors for impaired renal function are now receiving lung transplants.  This cohort study examined baseline characteristics of lung transplant recipients and the incidence of renal function impairment in consecutive series of transplants.   Although there was a higher prevalence […]

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