Logo Annals of Transplantation Logo Annals of Transplantation Logo Annals of Transplantation

14 March 2003

Influence of Long Term Cyclosporine Therapy on Insulin and Its Precursors Secretion in Patients after Heart Transplantation

Teresa Zielinska, Michal Zakliczynski, Marta Szewczyk, Aleksandra Zielinska-Kukla, Jerzy Foremny, Zbigniew Kalarus, Zbigniew Religia, Marian Zembala

Ann Transplant 2003; 8(1): 10-12 :: ID: 496872

Abstract

Diabetes mellitus is a very well recognized risk factor for coronary artery disease in non-transplant patients. With the introduction of new immunosuppressive agents in solid organ recipients, there is an interest in medical complications of immunosuppressive therapy. An influence of long-term cyclosporine-A (CyA) therapy on glucose metabolism was analyzed in a group of 122 heart transplant recipients who developed hyperglycemia after heart transplantation. Based on WHO criteria for diagnosis of diabetes two groups were identified: group 1 (102 pts) included pts with impaired glycemic control and group 2 (20 pts) with clinical diabetes. Fasting insulin, proinsulin, C-peptide, HbA1c and cyclosporine-A trough levels were determined 12-18 months post surgery in clinically stable period without transplant rejection. The immunosuppressive treatment in both groups was the same and consisted of cyclosporine A, azathioprine and prednisone. We observed a statistically significant negative correlation between CyA concentration and insulin in both groups, a statistically significant negative correlation between CyA concentration and proinsulin, C-peptide blood level in group 1and statistically significant positive correlation between CyA and glucose blood level in both groups.

Keywords: Heart Transplantation, Cyclosporine-A, diabetes, Insulin

0 Comments

In Press

20 Jan 2022 : Original article  

Impact on Waitlist Outcomes from Changes in the Medical Eligibility of Candidates for Simultaneous Liver-Ki...

Ann Transplant In Press; DOI: 10.12659/AOT.934850  

19 Jan 2022 : Original article  

Carbohydrate Metabolism Disorders in Relation to Cardiac Allograft Vasculopathy (CAV) Intensification in He...

Ann Transplant In Press; DOI: 10.12659/AOT.933420  

18 Jan 2022 : Original article  

PLGA+Fe₃O₄+PFP Nanoparticles Drug-Delivery Demonstrates Potential Anti-Tumor Effects on Tumor Cells

Ann Transplant In Press; DOI: 10.12659/AOT.933246  

17 Jan 2022 : Original article  

Impact of Thyroid Incidentaloma on Liver Transplant: A Study of 1010 Recipients at a Single Center

Ann Transplant In Press; DOI: 10.12659/AOT.934988  

Most Viewed Current Articles

29 Dec 2021 : Original article  

Efficacy and Safety of Tacrolimus-Based Maintenance Regimens in De Novo Kidney Transplant Recipients: A Sys...

DOI :10.12659/AOT.933588

Ann Transplant 2021; 26:e933588

22 Dec 2021 : Original article  

Comparison of Coronary Artery Calcium Scoring with Dobutamine Stress Echo for Detection of Coronary Artery ...

DOI :10.12659/AOT.934163

Ann Transplant 2021; 26:e934163

12 Jan 2022 : Original article  

Risk Factors for Developing BK Virus-Associated Nephropathy: A Single-Center Retrospective Cohort Study of ...

DOI :10.12659/AOT.934738

Ann Transplant 2022; 27:e934738

01 Dec 2021 : Original article  

Solid-Phase C1q/C3d Fixing Readouts Correlate with High Median Fluorescence Intensity (MFI) De Novo Donor-S...

DOI :10.12659/AOT.934175

Ann Transplant 2021; 26:e934175

Your Privacy

We use cookies to ensure the functionality of our website, to personalize content and advertising, to provide social media features, and to analyze our traffic. If you allow us to do so, we also inform our social media, advertising and analysis partners about your use of our website, You can decise for yourself which categories you you want to deny or allow. Please note that based on your settings not all functionalities of the site are available. View our privacy policy.

Annals of Transplantation eISSN: 2329-0358
Annals of Transplantation eISSN: 2329-0358