Houshang Sanadgol

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There has been an increase in the number of pregnancies among renal transplant recipients. Our experience included 61 pregnancies in 53 patients from January 1997 to April 2007, with 6 patients having multiple pregnancies. Patients were studied for clinical, obstetrical, and perinatal outcomes. The mean patient age was 24.5 years (range, 19-38). They all(More)
Contrast media agents are applied for various diagnostic imagines, however, contrast-induced nephropathy (CIN) limits its usage. Statins have been found to prevent CIN via various mechanisms. However, study regarding the beneficial property of simvastatin as a kind of statin is scarce. This study was aimed to evaluate the efficacy of high dose short term(More)
INTRODUCTION In end-stage renal disease, there is a high incidence of secondary hyperparathyroidism. It is proposed that increasing vitamin C levels by dietary supplementation results in a decrease of parathyroid hormone (PTH) in vitamin C-deficient hemodialysis patients with secondary hyperparathyroidism. The aim of this study was the evaluation of vitamin(More)
BACKGROUND To facilitate planning, national renal registries provide reliable and up-to-date information on numbers of patients with end-stage renal disease (ESRD), developing trends, treatment modalities, and outcomes. To that end, the present publication represents the first official report from Iranian Peritoneal Dialysis Registry. METHODS The(More)
INTRODUCTION On 26 December 2003, at 05:26 hours, an earthquake of magnitude 6.6 (Richter scale) caused a disaster in the Bam region of Southeastern Iran, which had a population of approximately 102,000. In this study, the clinical and laboratory features and therapeutic interventions in pediatric (three months to 14 years) crush victims were analyzed.(More)
Graft-versus-host disease (GVHD) is one of the most frequent complications that occur after hematopoietic stem cell transplantation (HSCT). Recently, renal involvement, including membranous nephropathy, focal segmental glomerulosclerosis, and minimal change disease, has been described as a manifestation of chronic GVHD. This case report describes a patient(More)
INTRODUCTION. Fasciotomy may increase the morbidity and mortality in patients with crush-induced acute kidney injury (AKI), by creating an open wound, increasing the risk of bleeding, coagulopathy, and potentially fatal sepsis. This study evaluates the outcomes of fasciotomy in these patients after Bam earthquake in Iran. MATERIALS AND METHODS. We reviewed(More)
INTRODUCTION We measured bone mineral density (BMD) before and after transplantation to determine the frequency and severity of preoperative and postoperative osteoporosis and compare them with the BMD in healthy individuals. MATERIALS AND METHODS We determined the BMD at the lumbar spine and femoral levels in 22 men and 18 women who were on long-term(More)
Oxidative stress often occurs in chronic hemodialysis (HD). The aim of the present study was to determine plasma malondialdehyde (MDA) level for lipid peroxidation product and erythrocyte superoxide dismutase (SOD) and glutathione peroxidase (GPx) activities as enzymatic antioxidants. Thirty-one HD patients (aged 50.3 ± 14.9 years) who were dialyzed three(More)
BACKGROUND Critical analysis of shortcomings of emergency medical management of earthquake casualties will provide an invaluable insight to improve outcomes for future events. Using a critical analysis methodology to evaluate the quality of emergency medical management after Bam earthquake, we suggest a practical strategic approach to decrease morbidity and(More)