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See detailReversal of oxalosis cardiomyopathy after combined liver and kidney transplantation
Detry, Olivier ULg; Honore, Pierre ULg; De Roover, Arnaud ULg et al

in Transplant International (2002), 15(1), 50-52

Few data have been published on the course of oxalosis cardiomyopathy after combined liver and kidney transplantation in hyperoxaluria patients with myocardial involvement. We report the case of a primary ... [more ▼]

Few data have been published on the course of oxalosis cardiomyopathy after combined liver and kidney transplantation in hyperoxaluria patients with myocardial involvement. We report the case of a primary hyperoxaluria type I patient with renal failure who developed end-stage cardiomyopathy. Left venticulography showed severe diffuse hypokinesia and left ventricular ejection fraction was calculated at 12%. Endomyocardial biopsy demonstrated platelike calcium oxalate crystals within the myocardium and the connective tissue, and mild perivascular fibrosis. The patient was first considered for combined liver-heart-kidney transplantation, but as his cardiac function improved slightly with an intensive dialysis program, combined liver and kidney transplantation was performed. Normal cardiac function was demonstrated at 1-year follow-up, and comparative endomyocardial biopsy showed regression of the myocardial oxalate deposits. This case adds stronger clinical, hemodynamic, and histopathological evidence that severe oxalosis cardiomyopathy may be reversed after combined liver and kidney transplantation. [less ▲]

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See detailArguments for the presence of a Na-K ATPase pump inhibitor in the plasma of uremic and essential hypertensive patients
Krzesinski, Jean-Marie ULg; Godon, Jean-Pierre; Rorive, Georges ULg

in Clinical and Experimental Hypertension. Part A, Theory and Practice (1985)

The effect of salt and/or volume depletion has been tested in 6 end-stage renal disease and 11 essential hypertensive patients (HTA) on red blood cell (RBC) ionic fluxes. Volume depletion promotes an ... [more ▼]

The effect of salt and/or volume depletion has been tested in 6 end-stage renal disease and 11 essential hypertensive patients (HTA) on red blood cell (RBC) ionic fluxes. Volume depletion promotes an increase in the RBC Na-K ATPase activity with, as a result, a significant decrease in intracellular sodium concentration ((Na)ic). Moreover, a factor has been found in the plasma of uremic subjects which causes natriuresis when injected in rat renal arteries. The concentration of this factor decreases during dialysis in relation to the weight loss and the increase in the RBC Na-K pump activity. In essential hypertension, the effect of a low salt diet on the blood pressure is correlated with the improvement of RBC Na-K ATPase activity. These experiments illustrate the presence of a Na-K ATPase inhibitor in the plasma of these subjects, dependent on sodium and water balance. [less ▲]

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