Faisal Al-Saif

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PURPOSE Whereas intussusception is relatively common in children, it is clinically rare in adults. The condition is usually secondary to a definable lesion. This study was designed to review adult intussusception, including presentation, diagnosis, and optimal treatment. METHODS A retrospective review of 22 cases of intussusception occurring in(More)
Although insulin independence is maintained in most islet recipients at 1 yr after transplant, extended follow-up has revealed that many patients will eventually require insulin therapy. Previous studies have shown that islet autografts are prone to chronic failure in large animals and humans, suggesting that nonimmunological events contribute to islet(More)
The distribution of radiolabeled polyvinyl alcohol microspheres (PVAMs) when infused into the portal vein of domestic swine was investigated, with the purpose of assessing implications for pancreatic islet cell transplantation. PVAMs measuring 100–300 μm (Contour SE) and labeled with 99mTc were infused into the main portal vein of 12 swine, with(More)
BACKGROUND Hepatic resection is a major surgical procedure. Data on outcomes of hepatectomy in Saudi Arabia are scarce. OBJECTIVE To measure morbidity and mortality and assess predictors of outcome after hepatectomy. DESIGN Descriptive study. SETTING Tertiary care center in Saudi Arabia with well established hepatobiliary surgery unit. PATIENTS AND(More)
The success of a pediatric kidney transplantation program can only be judged by reviewing its results. We aim to audit our short-term outcome of pediatric kidney transplantation at the King Fahad Specialist Hospital-Dammam. A retrospective chart review was performed to collect data about recipient demographics, etiology of end-stage kidney disease, type of(More)
Sirolimus (SRL) has been used for most islet recipients over the past 5 years. It provides balanced immunosuppression in combination with low-dose calcineurin inhibitors, while avoiding corticosteroids. This regimen decreases the risk of nephrotoxicity, neurotoxicity and diabetogenicity. SRL has also been used selectively in clinical liver and kidney(More)
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