Alireza Peyman Kobra Nasrollahi

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BACKGROUND Tuberculosis (TB) is an important infection encountered posttransplantation, especially among patients in developing countries, where there are high incidences of morbidity and mortality. MATERIALS AND METHODS One hundred and twenty subjects (1%) from 15 major kidney transplantation centers in Iran from 1984 to 2003 were compared with 440(More)
INTRODUCTION Pruritus is one of the frequent discomforting complications in patients with end-stage renal disease. We prospectively evaluated the effectiveness of doxepin, an H1-receptor antagonist of histamine, in patients with pruritus resistant to conventional treatment. MATERIALS AND METHODS A randomized controlled trial with a crossover design was(More)
BACKGROUND Tuberculosis (TB) is an important cause of morbidity and mortality in renal transplant recipients and, because of its infrequency and the lack of medical awareness, it is usually misdiagnosed. This study was carried out to determine frequency and weight of multiple risk factors for post kidney transplantation TB. METHODS A total of 44 cases(More)
Fungal infections are rare but represent serious complications following organ transplantation. We present a case of mucormycosis primarily affecting the paranasal sinuses in a 51-year-old man with a kidney allograft. The patient presented with headache, left facial and orbital pain, nasal discharge, and elevation of serum creatinine 18 months after kidney(More)
BACKGROUND Corneal collagen cross-linking with riboflavin, also known as collagen cross-linking (CXL), involves the application of riboflavin solution to the eye that is activated by illumination with ultraviolet A (UVA) light. We survey here the topographic corneal changes one year after CXL in patients with corneal keratoconus. MATERIALS AND METHODS(More)
The aim of this study was to investigate the effects of flaxseed oil consumption on serum systemic and vascular inflammation markers, and oxidative stress in hemodialysis (HD) patients. In this randomized, double-blind, clinical trial, 34 HD patients were randomly assigned to either the flaxseed oil or the control group. The patients in the flaxseed oil(More)
INTRODUCTION In hemodialysis (HD) patients, one of the common complications is renal anemia. Therefore, the present study was designed to investigate the effects of flaxseed oil consumption on blood hepcidin and hematologic factors in HD patients. METHODS In this randomized, double-blind, clinical trial, 38 HD patients were randomly assigned to either the(More)
Brucellosis is a multisystem disease that may present with a broad spectrum of clinical manifestations. The most frequent symptoms are constitutional symptoms. While involvement of the bones, joints, and liver is not rare, brucellosis may rarely involve the kidney. We present a case of brucellosis with hepatitis, pancytopenia, peripheral arthritis, and(More)
INTRODUCTION One of the major risk factors for cardiovascular disease is lipid abnormalities among hemodialysis patients. The present study was designed to investigate the effects of flaxseed oil consumption on serum lipids and lipoproteins in hemodialysis patients. MATERIALS AND METHODS In a randomized double-blinded controlled trial, 34 hemodialysis(More)