Doaa Mohamed Salah

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OBJECTIVES To compare outcomes of renal transplantation (RTx) in children with end-stage renal disease (ESRD) resulting from lower urinary tract dysfunction (LUTD) vs other causes. PATIENTS AND METHODS A database of children (<18 years old) who underwent RTx between May 2008 and April 2012 was reviewed. Patients were divided into those with LUTD (group A,(More)
OBJECTIVES To evaluate the effect of patient, surgical, and medical factors on surgical complications and graft function following renal transplantation (Tx) in children weighing ≤ 20 kg, because the number of this challenging group of children is increasing. PATIENTS AND METHODS Between June 2009 and October 2013, 26 patients received living donor renal(More)
Pediatric kidney transplant recipients are at special risk of infection with opportunistic fungi, such as Aspergillus spp., which is uncommon but can be fatal. We report a 16 year male renal transplant recipient, who suffered from acute graft dysfunction five months post transplantation. Imaging of the graft revealed sever back pressure and increased(More)
‘Hockey stick incision’ used in renal transplant is large enough to cause severe postoperative morbidity especially in pediatric recipients. Although epidural analgesia is known to be effective in pain control, the resulting sympathectomy might affect hemodynamics interfering with the transplant process. In our study, we evaluated the feasibility and safety(More)
BACKGROUND AND OBJECTIVES The role of CD4+CD25+ T regulatory cells (Tregs) in immune tolerance in experimental transplantation is very important but the clinical significance of circulating Tregs in the peripheral blood is undetermined. We evaluated the association between the frequency of T cell activation markers CD25 and CD71 and clinical parameters that(More)
BACKGROUND Doppler ultrasonography can be used to assess the progression of vascular (arterial sclerosis) and parenchymal (glomerular sclerosis and crescents) renal damage. The aim of this study was to evaluate the significance of some sonographic and Doppler parameters as non-invasive markers of glomerular filtration rate (GFR) and renal histopathological(More)
The aim of this study was to detect possible risk factors for UC and UTI following pediatric renal Tx and effect of these complications on outcome. One hundred and eight children who underwent living donor Tx between 2009 and 2015 were retrospectively included. Extraperitoneal approach was used with stented tunneled extravesical procedure. Mean recipient(More)
There is an urgent need to develop alternative to kidney biopsy in children to diagnose nephrotic syndrome. Increased apoptosis plays a central role in the development of nephrotic syndrome. The aim of this study was to evaluate the blood levels of two markers of apoptosis, Fas-ligand (Fas-l) and granzyme-b in children with nephrotic syndrome. Thirty(More)
BACKGROUND Renal transplantation (RTx) is the treatment of choice for paediatric end-stage renal disease (ESRD). A major cause of morbidity and mortality after RTx is cardiovascular disease. Independent predictors of cardiovascular events were shown to constitute an endothelial dysfunction (ED). This study aims to evaluate Visfatin serum level in comparison(More)
Background: Cardiovascular disease is a major cause of morbidity and mortality after kidney transplantation. Endothelial dysfunction was shown to constitute an independent predictor of cardiovascular events. This study aimed at detecting endothelial dysfunction in pediatric renal transplant recipients. Methods: This was a prospective cohort study of 36(More)
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