Azmi Al-Najjar

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Proteinuria 1 year after transplantation is associated with poor renal outcome. It is unclear whether low-grade (<1 g/24 h) proteinuria earlier after transplantation and its short-term change affect long-term graft survival. The effects of proteinuria and its change on long-term graft survival were retrospectively assessed in 484 renal transplant(More)
Proteinuria is constituted by urinary albumin (UAE) and nonalbumin proteins (NAP). UAE was shown to predict ESRD and death. Whether NAP predicts graft or patient outcome is unknown in renal transplantation. We retrospectively analyzed the impact of UAE and NAP respectively on end-stage renal disease (ESRD) and death in 616 renal transplant recipients. In(More)
BACKGROUND Microalbuminuria and macroalbuminuria constitute risk factors for ESRD and death in non-transplanted populations. Whether microalbuminuria (especially in non-proteinuric patients) and macroalbuminuria constitute risk factors for graft loss and death is presently unknown in renal transplantation. METHODS We retrospectively assessed the(More)
PURPOSE We assess long-term arterial pressure, renal function, and patient and graft survival in recipients of cadaveric kidney transplant with or without transplant renal artery stenosis. We also evaluate the risk factors for transplant renal artery stenosis. MATERIALS AND METHODS We reviewed and analyzed baseline clinical, immunological and outcome data(More)
Biopsies of metastatic tissue are increasingly being performed. Bone is the most frequent site of metastasis in breast cancer patients, but bone remains technically challenging to biopsy. Difficulties with both tissue acquisition and techniques for analysis of hormone receptor status are well described. Bone biopsies can be carried out by either by standard(More)
New-onset diabetes after transplantation (NODAT) is a growing concern in transplantation. All modifiable risk factors are not yet identified. We assessed the relationship between baseline clinical and biochemical parameters and NODAT. Eight-hundred and fifty-seven in-Caucasian renal transplant recipients were included. Charts were individually reviewed. The(More)
BACKGROUND Genetic factors other than HLA have been reported to be associated with the outcome of organ transplantations. Because binding of FasL to its receptor Fas could play an important role in tubulitis and in the death of graft tubular epithelial cells during kidney allograft rejection, a gene polymorphism recently identified in position -671 in the(More)
BACKGROUND Early proteinuria is associated with reduced long-term graft survival. However, the determinants and mechanisms of proteinuria early after transplantation have not been identified. METHODS Parameters associated with proteinuria within the first 3 months following transplantation were retrospectively assessed among 484 renal transplant(More)
OBJECTIVES This study aims to demonstrate the effectiveness of leaded glasses in reducing the lens of eye dose and of lead thyroid collars in reducing the dose to the thyroid gland of an adult female from dental cone beam CT (CBCT). The effect of collimation on the radiation dose in head organs is also examined. METHODS Dose measurements were conducted by(More)