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Apr 2016 Transplantation

α-Lipoic Acid Protects Against Ischemia-Reperfusion Injury in Simultaneous Kidney-Pancreas Transplantation.


Ambrosi N, Arrosagaray V, Guerrieri D, Uva PD, Petroni J, Herrera MB, Iovanna JL, León L, Incardona C, Chuluyan HE, Casadei DH


Multiple factors have been implicated in the process of ischemia-reperfusion injury (IRI) in organ transplantation. Among these factors, oxidative damage seems to initiate the injury. α-lipoic acid (ALA) is a potent antioxidant that is used in patients with diabetic polyneuropathy. The aim of the present study was to determine the effect of ALA in patients undergoing simultaneous kidney-pancreas transplant by evaluating the functional recovery of the graft and biochemical markers of IRI.

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