Hammad Raza

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OBJECTIVES Thrombotic microangiopathy is a well-known problem in patients following renal transplantation. In postrenal transplantation, thrombotic microangiopathy is often a reflection of hemolytic uremic syndrome. We aimed to determine the causes of thrombotic microangiopathy in a population of renal transplantation recipients and discuss the literature.(More)
Management of nutritional status is an integral part of the management of patients with renal disease on maintenance hemodialysis (HD). We investigated whether active nutritional counseling can improve biochemical nutritional parameters and fluid overload problems in patients on HD. A total of 110 patients, on three times per week HD, were enrolled in the(More)
Erythropoietin resistance index calculation has been used as a tool to evaluate anemia response to erythropoietin therapy. Very little has been reported in its use when using darbepoetin and factors influencing in Arab patients. Darbepoetin resistance index (DRI) was calculated in all our patients using darbepoetin. This was correlated to demographic,(More)
Chronic kidney disease (CKD) is associated with mineral and bone disorder (MBD), which results in significant morbidity and mortality. To determine the spectrum of CKD- MBD in the Pakistani population, we performed a retrospective review of the medical records of 63 native Pakistani CKD stage-5 patients at our unit at the initiation of hemodialysis from(More)
Mycophenolate Mofetil MMF has been widely used in post-transplant immunosuppression. Its role is emerging in GN. MMF demonstrated promising results compared with cyclosphosphamide in stage IV lupus nephritis, in a recently published trial. It has been found to have a wide safety profile, with mostly gastroinetestinal side effects, which can be avoided(More)
We have introduced an annual timetable format for addressing the "primary care" needs of the hemodialysis population. For 102 patients enrolled, fourteen interventions adapted for the dialysis population from the US Preventive Services Task Force recommendations were implemented successfully in 65% areas in our pilot year, which include important features(More)
Volume 3, Issue 2.April-June, 2013. Page | 115 Human intestinal spirochetosis, which was first described by Harland and Lee in 1967, is an infestation of spirochetes usually present on the surface of the large intestinal mucosa [1]. Causative spirochetes are reported to be either Brachyspira aalborgi or Brachyspira pilosicoli. The two species may be(More)
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