Kais Harzallah

Learn More
Surveillance of glomerular filtration rate (GFR) is essential for the management of kidney transplant recipients. We compared the performance of estimation equations with (99m)Technetium ((99m)Tc)-DTPA clearance (TcGFR) in 32 of our patients, using the Modification of Diet in Renal Diseases (MDRD), Nankivell (NK), and Cockcroft-Gault (CG) formulas. All(More)
Recurrent glomerulonephritis in transplanted kidneys is not rare despite classical immunosuppressive drugs and depends on the etiology of nephropathy. Treatment of recurrence of renal disease on graft remains controversial. We report 6 cases of patients with recurrent glomerulonephritis after renal transplantation treated with mycophenolate mofetil (MMF).(More)
UNLABELLED The aim of the study was to analyse retrospectively the patient survival and mortality risk factors in renal transplant children at Edouard-Herriot hospital, Lyon. PATIENTS AND METHODS One hundred and ninety four patients 0 to less than 18 years of age received a renal transplant between April 1987 and January 2002. We collected data concerning(More)
Renal transplant recipients are at higher risk of certain tumors such as lymphomas and skin cancers and than the general and dialysis populations. We retrospectively studied the prevalence of tumors in adult renal transplant recipients in four Tunisian centers of transplantation in Tunis, Monsatir and Sfax from January 1986 to January 2005. The study(More)
We have developed since 1994 a new hemodialysis (HD) technique called acetate biofiltration 84% (AFB 84%) that is characterized by the absence of acetate in the dialysate and the complete correction of buffer balance by post- dilutional infusion of bicarbonate- based replacement solution. Our study aimed to compare the variability of perdialytic volemia(More)
Several genes, mainly involved in podocyte cytoskeleton regulation, have been implicated in familial forms of primary FSGS. We identified a homozygous missense mutation (p.P209L) in the TTC21B gene in seven families with FSGS. Mutations in this ciliary gene were previously reported to cause nephronophthisis, a chronic tubulointerstitial nephropathy.(More)
Primary hyperaldosteronism or Conn's syndrome is rare after renal transplantation. We present a case of a 34-year-old woman with end-stage renal disease, who had received a living renal transplant and showed persistent hypertension and hypokalemia. The common causes of hypertension after kidney transplantation were excluded and hypokalemia persisted despite(More)
Leishmaniasis is an infection caused by a protozoan parasite belonging to the genus Leishmania and transmitted by the Phlebotomus sandfly. We report a case of visceral leishmaniasis in a 49-year-old male renal transplant recipient, a resident of the western part of Tunisia, which is an endemic zone for the disease. Just before and after the transplantation,(More)
Kidney transplantation remains the best treatment option of end-stage renal disease. Kidney donations are of particular interest with the currently increasing practice of living-donor transplantation. The purpose of this study was to analyze retrospectively the general health status as well as renal and cardiovascular consequences of living-related kidney(More)
Only few cases of nephrotic syndrome associated with Guillain-Barre Syndrome (GBS) have been reported in the adult and pediatric literature. A 3-year-old boy was initially admitted to our hospital following five days of progressive weakness of his extremities, fatigue, right leg pain and numbness. There was no past history of renal or neurological disease.(More)