Esmat Ghanei

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INTRODUCTION One of the most common complaints in patients with end-stage renal disease (ESRD) is uremic pruritus. In the recent years, many drugs have been proposed for its treatment which have had paradoxical outcomes. We studied the antipruritus effect of montelukast sodium, a leukotriene receptor antagonist, in patients on hemodialysis. MATERIALS AND(More)
BACKGROUND Uremic pruritus is a common and bothersome complaint among end-stage renal disease which affect between 25% and 60% of this population .But there is no decisive cure for treatment of it. In this study, the effects of omega-3 for treatment of pruritus were investigated in hemodialysis patients. METHODS A double-blind randomized study was carried(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 Hypertension is one the most common causes of chronic kidney disease (CKD). One of the major concerns in hypertensive patients is early detection of renal disorders. In the past, serum creatinine (Scr) concentration was used as a marker of kidney function, but it proffers a late reflection of reduced glomerular filtration rate. Cystatin C and(More)
Background: Auscultatory methods with a mercury sphygmomanometer had been approved as BP measurement method. Decline in accuracy of BP measurement might lead to pitfalls in diagnosis and management of patients. Present study was performed for assessment differences between standard and routine measurement of blood pressure in study wards. Methods: Present(More)
Dear Editor, Renal transplantation is the treatment of choice for vast majority of patients with end-stage renal disease. Marked improvements in early graft survival and graft function have resulted in kidney transplantation being a cost-effective alternative to dialysis. Among the most age groups and etiologies of end-stage renal disease, renal(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)
Pseudoxanthoma elasticum is a rare, hereditary, multisystemic disease affecting the skin, eye, and cardiovascular system. Renal involvement is uncommon. We describe two cases of pseudoxanthoma elasticum (PXE) in two women with distinctive skin lesions and nephrocalcinosis that renal ultrasonography showed a characteristic pattern of dotted increased(More)
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