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Title: Preliminary analysis of lipid status in kidney transplant patients.
Authors: Anapalahan, M.
Dhammika Menike, A.M.S.
Nanayakkara, S.
Jayasinghe, S.
Sheriffdeen, A.H.
Sheriff, M.H.R.
Issue Date: 1991
Citation: Sri Lanka Medical Association -104th Anniversary Academic Sessions;1991_.21pp
Abstract: Abstract :Hyperlipidemia is a risk factor for cardiovascular mortality, an important cause of death after renal transplantation. We studied the serum lipid profiles of 34 patients aged 18 to 58yrs (mean 36.6±11.5) 6 to 50 months after the transplantation. The lipid profiles were measured after a 14h fast. The results are as follows:- Serum total cholesretrol (CHOL): 218.21±53.47, serum triglyserides (STG): 145.21±51.0,HDL-cholesterol (HDL-C):49.35±9.37,LDLcholesterol(LDL-C): 141.88±49.57, Total cholesterol, HDL- cholesterol ratio:4.53±1.04. The following observations were made when these results were compared with the lipid values of a local reference population group. No significant differences in the Total CHOL, LDL-C, and the total CHOL, HDL-C ratio were found between the two groups. The transplant patient group showed higher HDL-C and STG levels. The favourable trend in the lipid status observed in this group of transplant patients was in contrast to previously reported observations. This might be due to the fact that our patients are treated with low doses of cyclosporine and steroids. However a long observation period in a large number of patients is required before final conclusions could be drawn.
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