Farnaz Farrokhi

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PURPOSE To investigate the range of clinical presentations of cytomegalovirus (CMV) disease in kidney transplant recipients. MATERIALS AND METHODS We retrospectively reviewed the records of hundred kidney recipients who developed CMV disease between 1984 and December 2002 for demographic characteristics, laboratory findings, and presenting signs and(More)
BACKGROUND Pneumatic dilatation is the first line therapy in achalasia, but half of patients relapse within 5 years of therapy and require further dilatations. AIM To assess whether botulinum toxin injection before pneumatic dilatation is superior to pneumatic dilatation alone in achalasia patients. METHODS Newly diagnosed achalasia patients were(More)
PURPOSE To compare the long-term results of kidney transplantation from living unrelated donors (LURDs) with that from living related donors (LRDs). MATERIALS AND METHODS From 1984 to 2004, we performed 2155 kidney transplantations of which 374 were from LRDs and 1760 from LURDs. We reviewed and compared the long-term data from these cases. RESULTS The(More)
INTRODUCTION The aim of this study was to depict the outcome of second and third kidney allografts in comparison with first kidney allografts. METHODS Among 2150 kidney transplantations are 103 second and 5 third transplantations. Demographic characteristics and survivals of retransplanted patients were compared with a randomly selected group of first(More)
PURPOSE Our aim was to investigate kidney allograft, obstetric, and maternal outcomes in pregnant women undergoing kidney transplantation in our center. METHODS Retrospective data on 74 pregnancies in 60 patients were reviewed and completed through phone interviews were compared with information on a control group of female kidney recipients. RESULTS(More)
PURPOSE This study was designed to compare the efficacy and safety of oral versus intravenous ganciclovir in high-risk kidney recipients. METHODS Thirty-four, cytomegalovirus (CMV) seropositive recipients of kidneys from seropositive donors who had undergone antilymphocytic immunosuppressive therapy were assigned randomly to oral (1000 mg, three times a(More)
OBJECTIVE The prevalence of degenerative scoliosis (DS) increases with age and an overall increase is seen due to the aging population. This study aims to evaluate the clinical and radiological outcomes after decompression and posterior fusion in patients with DS. METHODS In this is prospective study, 43 patients with DS, aged 37 to 70 years, were(More)
INTRODUCTION The panel-reactive antibody (PRA) test has been considered to be a routine index of sensitization to human leukocyte antigens (HLA) in kidney transplant candidates. This study investigated the effect of potential risk factors and the time of blood sampling on PRA tests. METHODS A total of 98 patients at two dialysis centers in Tehran were(More)
OBJECTIVE Fractures of the thoracolumbar spine can cause pain, long-term reductions in quality of life (QOL), and neural deficits. The aim of this study was to investigate the effects of methylene blue (MB) on preventing postoperative pain and improving QOL in patients with throracolumbar fractures undergoing posterior pedicle screw fixation. METHODS(More)
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