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Early posttransplant serum osteoprotegerin levels predict long-term (8-year) patient survival and cardiovascular death in renal transplant patients

Early posttransplant serum osteoprotegerin levels predict long-term (8-year) patient survival and cardiovascular death in renal transplant patients

Journal of the American Society of Nephrology 17(6): 1746-1754

The primary objectives of this analysis were to examine the effects of early posttransplantation (10 wk) serum levels of osteoprotegerin (OPG), mannose-binding lectin (MBL), and MBL-associated serine proteases (MASP; MASP-2 and MASP-3) on long-term (8-yr) patient survival, graft survival, and cardiovascular (CV) death.

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Accession: 011985573

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PMID: 16687626

DOI: 10.1681/asn.2005121368

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