Ahmad Firoozan

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INTRODUCTION The latent nature of chronic kidney disease (CKD) in primary stages precludes early diagnosis. This necessitates plans such as screening, but we should first introduce CKD as a public health problem. This study was designed to define the burden of CKD in Iran. MATERIALS AND METHODS We calculated disability-adjusted life years (DALYs)(More)
BACKGROUND Anxiety and depression are known causes of morbidity among patients with chronic illnesses. There is controversy whether hemodialysis or renal transplanted subjects have less severe anxiety or depression symptoms. We designed this study to evaluate these symptoms in the two groups of subjects. METHODS In a case-control study performed in 2006,(More)
PURPOSE Owing to the use of immunosuppressive drugs, renal transplant recipients are at risk for malignancies including Kaposi's sarcoma (KS). Following the diagnosis, physicians tend to decrease the doses of immunosuppressive drugs to lower tumor progression rate. On the other hand, those who receive lower doses of immunosuppressive drugs are at a higher(More)
Kaposi’s sarcoma (KS) is one of the most common tumors to occur in kidney recipients, especially in the Middle East countries. Limited data with adequate sample size exist about the development of KS in living kidney recipients. Therefore, we made a plan for a multicenter study, accounting for up to 36% (n = 7,939) of all kidney transplantation in Iran, to(More)
BACKGROUND Kidney transplant recipients (KTR) are at increased risk of developing skin cancer. The purpose of this study was to evaluate the knowledge, attitude, and practices of KTRs regarding skin cancer after transplantation and to identify the role of education in motivating these patients to practice sun-protective behaviours. METHODS Two hundred and(More)
OBJECTIVE To evaluate the efficacy of plasmapheresis (PP) in kidney transplant recipients with acute humoral rejection (AHR). PATIENTS AND METHODS A retrospective review was conducted of all kidney allograft recipients who had undergone PP rescue therapy for early acute allograft dysfunction diagnosed as AHR at Shaheed Labbafinejad Medical Center from(More)
Serum levels of soluble CD30 (sCD30) have been considered as a predictor of acute kidney allograft rejection. We have evaluated the pre-transplant and post-transplant levels of sCD30 with the aim of determining its value in predicting and diagnosing kidney rejection. We measured sCD30 serum levels before kidney transplantation, 5 days post-operatively, and(More)