Lipid patterns in haemodialysed and transplanted patients.

C. Ponticelli, G. Barbi, G. Mecca, A. Cantaluppi, G. Annoni, F. Mauri, D. Brancaccio

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The plasma lipid pattern was investigated in 103 dialysis patients and 66 renal transplant patients. Only 32 percent of dialysed patients and 30 percent of transplanted patients had a normal lipid pattern. In other patients the most frequent disorder with hypertriglyceridaemia, and less frequently combined or isolated hypercholesterolaemia. Since these lipid abnormalities are known to predispose to an accelerated atherosclerosis, a dietetic therapeutic approach was tried. Fifteen transplanted patients with severe hypertriglyceridaemia were submitted to a hypocaloric (1700 kcal) and low carbohydrate (130 g) diet. During dieting the plasma lipid pattern was normalised and maintained in a normal range for the period of observation (3-12 months).

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)403-411
Number of pages9
JournalProceedings of the European Dialysis and Transplant Association. European Dialysis and Transplant Association
Publication statusPublished - 1976

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Medicine(all)


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