Afshin Tavakoli

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UNLABELLED Study Type - Therapy (case series). LEVEL OF EVIDENCE 4. What's known on the subject? and What does the study add? The indications and timing of native nephrectomy in patients with autosomal dominant polycystic kidney disease (ADPKD) is controversial, especially for those undergoing renal transplantation. Post-transplant unilateral native(More)
BACKGROUND Pancreas transplantation (PT) remains the only treatment that can restore insulin independence among insulin-dependent diabetics. An ageing population in developed countries has led to an increasing number of older patients who may be suitable for PT. Some investigators argue that PT in recipients older than 50 years has an inferior outcome(More)
PURPOSE Congenital and acquired conditions of the lower urinary tract can lead to renal failure requiring transplantation. Under these circumstances transplantation into a urinary diversion or an augmented bladder may be the only option. We report our experience with renal transplantation into ileal conduits in the last 22 years. MATERIALS AND METHODS(More)
Transplantation into an ileal conduit is an established option for patients with end-stage renal failure and a nonfunctioning urinary tract. Urinary fistulae are more common following these complex transplants. Urinary fistula in this scenario can cause substantial morbidity and even result in graft loss. The management options depend on the viability of(More)
BACKGROUND Transplant renal artery stenosis (TRAS) is a recognized complication resulting in post-transplant hypertension associated with allograft dysfunction. It is a commonly missed but potentially treatable complication that may present from months to years after transplant surgery. In this retrospective study, we compared management strategies and(More)
BACKGROUND Pancreas transplantation in complicated type 1 (insulin dependent) diabetes mellitus improves the quality of life, increases longevity and stabilizes diabetic complications. There may be clinician reticence due to perceived poor outcomes with published associated mortality rates of 5-8% due to significant co-morbidities, particularly(More)
Even though the number of patients awaiting renal transplant is rapidly increasing, the donor pool remains relatively stable. In an attempt to increase this pool, marginal kidneys and kidneys with congenital anatomical variations are being used. Horseshoe kidneys, being the most common renal fusion anomaly, can provide a useful solution to the(More)
Effective antibody removal using PE, DFPP and IA has led to increased access to live donor organs through ABOi RT for patients with chronic kidney disease. However, there have been no head-to-head comparator studies between these modalities, and the choice of technique is usually influenced by cost and institutional preference. We describe the clinical(More)
BACKGROUND The true extent of Methicillin-Resistant Staphylococcus aureus (MRSA) colonization and incidence of infection after solid organ transplantation in adults and children is not well-known. The aim of this study was to evaluate the incidence and the outcomes of MRSA infection following kidney and/or pancreas transplantation. MATERIAL AND METHODS We(More)