- Introduction
- Part I: Cardiovascular Risk Strategies in

Renal Transplantation - Part II: Mathematical Modelling of

Progressive Renal Disease - Summary
- References
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**DR DOUGLAS R MCLEAN**

**Centre for Mathematical and Computational Science in Medicine,
University of Glasgow, G12 8QQ, Scotland**

SUMMARY

Here, I discuss two different approaches to mathematical modelling in renal research. Part I discusses the development of a discrete
event simulation along with some results related to the outcome, in terms of patient numbers, associated with cardiovascular
risk. The model is based on a retrospective study of renal graft patients attending treatment at the Western Infirmary Renal
Unit in Glasgow, Scotland. Part II discusses mathematical models of progressive renal disease. To date, the literature on
such models is scarce. However, one such model exists, developed using the theory of dynamical systems, and this is discussed
and compared with my own model, which I have recently developed.