Masih Naghibi

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OBJECTIVES Lupus nephritis (LN) is frequently associated with a poor long-term prognosis. Renal biopsy is the diagnostic method of choice in this condition. Urine biomarkers have been mentioned in the diagnosis of LN. The study(,)s purpose was to evaluate the performance of urinary monocyte chemoattractant protein 1(UMCP-1) as a biomarker of renal(More)
Use of recombinant human erythropoietin (rh-Epo) improves hemoglobin (Hgb) in 90-95% of the cases of anemia of chronic kidney disease (CKD). However, it is known that pro-inflammatory cytokines such as interferon-gamma (IFN-γ), tumor necrosis factor-alfa (TNF-α) and interleukin-1 (IL-1) suppress erythropoiesis, resulting in inadequate response to rh-Epo.(More)
UNLABELLED Invasive fungal infections are among the most important causes of mortality among transplant patients. One of the most common manifestations of these infections is pulmonary fungal infection (PFI). The present study sought to evaluate the rate of PFI in kidney transplant patients. MATERIALS AND METHODS We retrospectively analyzed the data of(More)
INTRODUCTION Cyclosporine is the backbone of immunosuppression in kidney transplantation. However, it is associated with side effects, some of which are dose-dependent. We evaluated association between cyclosporine trough level and its side effects. MATERIALS AND METHODS In 50 kidney transplant recipients, serum cyclosporine level, fasting blood glucose,(More)
Area under the concentration curve (AUC) of mycophenolic acid (MPA) could help to optimize therapeutic drug monitoring during the early post-renal transplant period. The aim of this study was to develop a limited sampling strategy to estimate an abbreviated MPA AUC within the first month after renal transplantation. In this study we selected 19 patients in(More)
OBJECTIVES Previous studies of renal transplant recipients have suggested that weight gain after transplantation is relatively common. The purpose of this study was to define the occurrence, magnitude, and predictors of weight gain in this group. MATERIAL AND METHODS We conducted a prospective study of 100 renal transplant recipients from 2002 to 2004 at(More)
OBJECTIVE Renal allografts with excellent graft function show good long-term outcomes, while grafts with delayed function have been associated with poor long-term survivals, although few reports have analyzed outcomes among these groups. We compared first-week postoperative graft function among renal transplant patients to analyze the impact of slow graft(More)
OBJECTIVE(S) Lupus nephritis (LN) is the main cause of mortality and disability in systemic lupus erythematosus (SLE) patients. Therefore, utilizing a reliable and non-invasive method for serial measurements of renal function seems to be necessary. The aim of this study was to evaluate the role of urinary lipocalin-2 as a biomarker of renal involvement in(More)
INTRODUCTION Chronic kidney disease (CKD) is an important health problem in Iran, with an increasing prevalence rate. Knowledge about the prevalence and risk factors of this disease in different health jurisdictions can help in planning to control this condition. MATERIALS AND METHODS In this cross-sectional study, 1285 individuals aged between 20 and 60(More)