This report describes the rapid and complete reversal of proteinuria after preemptive transplantation in diabetic nephropathy. Case 1 was a 42-year-old woman with type 1 diabetes (before pancreas-kidney graft: serum creatinine 1.6 mg/dL and proteinuria 9.1 g/day; 1 month after pancreas-kidney graft: proteinuria 0.3 g/day and creatinine 1.3 mg/dL). Case 2 was a 48-year-old man with type 2 diabetes (before kidney graft: creatinine 2 mg/dL and proteinuria 5.9 g/day; 1 month after: proteinuria 0.7 g/day and creatinine 1.1 mg/dL). The proteinuria pattern changed (pre: glomerular nonselective, tubular complete; post: physiologic). Renal scintiscan (99mTC-MAG3) demonstrated functional exclusion of the native kidneys, despite high pretransplant clearance (50 mL/min). The effect was not linked to euglycemia or readily explainable by pharmacologic effects (no difference in renal parameters after pancreas transplantation with the same protocols). These data confirm the efficacy of preemptive kidney and kidney-pancreas transplantation in diabetic nephrotic syndrome and indicate that a regulatory hemodynamic effect should be investigated.
|Autori:||Piccoli GB; Mezza E; Picciotto G; Burdese M; Marchetti P; Rossetti M; Grassi G; Dani F; Gai M; Lanfranco G; Motta D; Sargiotto A; Barsotti M; Vistoli F; Jeantet A; Segoloni GP; Boggi U|
|Titolo:||The grafted kidney takes over: Disappearance of the nephrotic syndrome after preemptive pancreas-kidney and kidney transplantation in diabetic nephropathy|
|Anno del prodotto:||2004|
|Digital Object Identifier (DOI):||10.1097/01.TP.0000128635.80565.65|
|Appare nelle tipologie:||1.1 Articolo in rivista|