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Renal transplant failure linked to elevated pre-transplant iPTH

from Renal and Urology News

Renal transplant recipients who had elevated pre-transplant levels of intact parathyroid hormone (iPTH) are at increased risk of post-transplant hypercalcium and graft rejection, according to findings presented at the Canadian Society of Nephrology's 2012 annual meeting. "The association of pre-transplant iPTH level with outcome is interesting and clearly suggests mineral metabolism is important in post-transplant outcome," lead investigator Dr. John Gill, told Renal & Urology News. "The mechanisms which underlie this association need further study." more

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