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Hyperlipidemia and Obesity after Renal Transplantation

Vladimir Teplan, Rudolf Poledne, Otto Schuck, Eberhard Ritz, Stefan Vitko

Ann Transplant 2001; 6(2): 21-23

ID: 498320


Obesity is very frequently found after renal transplantation (Tx). It may represent risk factor for development of atherosclerosis and chronic allograft nephropathy. In a prospective randomized metabolic study we monitored for a period of 12 months a total of 427 patients (pts) (M 228/F 199) aged 20-70 yrs after Tx. All patients were treated with cyclosporin A and prednisone at standard doses. We compared the findings of 118 pts with a body mass index (BMI) ~30 (kg/m2, Group I) with data obtained from 309 pts with BMI

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