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There are no available data about the prevalence of chronic kidney disease (CKD) and its risk factors in the general population of the kingdom of Saudi Arabia. To estimate the prevalence of CKD and its associated risk factors in the Saudi population, we conducted a pilot community-based screening program in commercial centers in Riyadh, Saudi Arabia.(More)
Systemic lupus erythematosus (SLE) is one of the common autoimmune disorders that affect women during their childbearing years. Disease activity frequently increases during pregnancy and the postpartum period, representing a challenge for both the patient and the treating physician(s). We report a case of successful management of lupus nephritis flare in(More)
Hyperoxaluria can result in the deposition of oxalate in bones, arteries, eyes, heart, nerves, kidneys and other structures when there is a reduction in glomerular filtration rate. Liver and kidney transplantation is curative for patients with Type I primary hyperoxaluria. Here we report a case of recurrent oxalosis in a post-transplant kidney with early(More)
There is overwhelming evidence that individuals with Major Depressive Disorder (MDD) are being seriously under diagnosed and under treated. The Self-Reporting Questionnaire (SRQ) is a good screening instrument for the detection of psychiatric disorders. However, the clinical significance of SRQ as a screening test for MDD in patients on hemodialysis (HD)(More)
We conducted this study to determine the achievements of the current practice guidelines in the management of anemia in the Arabian Gulf Countries. The survey was designed as a retrospective, one day screening of adult patients with end-stage renal disease in six Arabian Gulf countries including Saudi Arabia, Kuwait, Bahrain, Oman, United Arab Emirates and(More)
BACKGROUND Elevated serum creatinine is associated with higher maternal and fetal risks; however, the influence of milder degree of renal impairment diagnosed on basis on estimated glomerular filtration rate (eGFR) is less well defined. This study assesses the impact of early chronic kidney disease (CKD) utilizing eGFR in predicting adverse outcomes in(More)
UNLABELLED Brain natriuretic peptide (BNP) levels increase in patients with congestive heart failure. Theoretically, BNP levels can be helpful in the determination of the "dry weight" of hemodialysis patients. To evaluate the effect of hemodialysis on the plasma concentration of BNP and to determine the factors that affect BNP levels during hemodialysis in(More)
BACKGROUND Standard clinical and laboratory parameters have limited predictive values for discriminating between active lupus nephritis and chronic disease. The objective of this study was to examine the predictive utility of a second kidney biopsy in patients with lupus nephritis. METHODS Patients with lupus nephritis were advised to have second kidney(More)
BACKGROUND Renal impairment is strongly linked to adverse cardiovascular (CV) events. Baseline renal dysfunction is a strong predictor of CV mortality and morbidity in patients admitted with acute coronary syndrome (ACS). However, the prognostic importance of worsening renal function (WRF) in these patients is not well characterized. METHODS ACS patients(More)
OBJECTIVES Repeated kidney biopsies are increasingly recognized to be pivotal in the management of various phases of lupus nephritis. The aim of this retrospective study was to examine the shift in activity index and chronicity index among International Society of Nephrology/Renal Pathology Society (ISN/RPS) class patients with lupus nephritis who undergo a(More)