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Polyoma virus nephropathy occurs in 3% to 4% of renal transplant recipients, causing graft loss in 50% of cases. In this study we sought to identify the incidence of polyoma virus infection among our transplanted patients on the basis of age, sex, creatinine level, and postoperative period. During this study the 1086 urine samples collected from 362(More)
Liver transplantation is the treatment of choice for end-stage liver disease in children, but donor shortage is still a main problem in this age group. The aim of the present study is to evaluate the complications and mortality of liver disease in children waiting for transplantation. We analyzed medical records of 83 children aged <18 yr, who were listed(More)
AIM To present the urological complications of renal transplantations performed in the last 14 years at one center and to briefly explain a modified method of Lich-Gregoir ureteroneocystostomy. METHODS The data of 980 patients receiving kidney transplants at the authors' institution from April 1991 to February 2004 were reviewed in a retrospective(More)
Primary squamous cell carcinoma of gallbladder accounts for only 0-12.7% of all cases of gallbladder cancer. We here report a case of primary squamous cell carcinoma of gallbladder presenting as acute cholecystitis. A 50 year old man was admitted with the complaints of pain in right hypochondrium and fever of 2 days duration. Abdominal examination revealed(More)
Despite dramatic improvements in first-year patient and graft survival rates, chronic allograft dysfunction (CAD) remains the leading cause of late renal allograft loss, while current immunologic strategies have little effect on this condition. The renin-angiotensin system (RAS) plays an important role in progression of chronic renal disease. It was shown(More)
FH is a genetic disorder characterized by an increase in serum LDL and total cholesterol values. The afflicted patients are at increased risk of premature atherosclerosis and myocardial infarction. Different treatment modalities are present, including pharmacological agents and surgical procedures. The most effective method of therapy in refractive cases is(More)
BACKGROUND/AIM Although liver abscess is more prevalent in developing countries than in developed countries, there is scant data about the characteristics of pediatric liver abscess in our region. We aimed to analyze the characteristics of pediatric liver abscess in our region and compare these with those of developed countries. MATERIALS AND METHODS The(More)
Bowel perforation is one of the causes of mortality after pediatric liver transplantation. The aim of this study was to evaluate the incidence, risk factors, clinical presentations, and outcomes of bowel perforation in pediatric liver recipients. This is a retrospective analysis of all pediatric patients who underwent liver transplantation at a single liver(More)