Mohamed Adel Bakr

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OBJECTIVE To present our 15 years' experience in the management of 67 pregnancies in renal allograft recipients in Egypt. METHODS A retrospective study of 67 pregnancies that occurred in 41 renal allograft recipients over the last 15 years. The study was performed in Department of Obstetrics & Gynecology, and Nephrology & Urology Center at Mansoura(More)
Regulatory T cells are enriched within CD25(high)CD4(+) leukocytes, however their role in renal transplant recipients with stable function vs. recipients with biopsy-proven chronic allograft dysfunction remains unclear. We therefore studied the number, phenotype, and function of CD25(high)CD4(+) cells in the peripheral blood of 30 renal transplant(More)
INTRODUCTION Achievements in short-term graft survival since the introduction of cyclosporine has not been matched by improvement in long-term graft function, and chronic allograft nephropathy remains the second commonest cause of graft attrition over time. We aimed to evaluate the long-term results of conventional immunosuppression by steroid and(More)
BACKGROUND/AIMS There have been conflicting reports showing that kidneys from small donors may be at risk for graft loss if they are transplanted into large recipients. The aim of this work was to examine the donor/recipient body weight ratio (D/RBWR) on patient and graft outcome. METHODS During the period from January 1990 to January 2002, 856 kidney(More)
Based on more than 1,200 living donor transplants performed at the Urology & Nephrology Center at Mansoura University between 1976-1998, we report: 1. The overall graft survival rate was 75.8% and 51.9% at 5 and 10 years, respectively, with a projected half-life of 10.7 years. 2. Three factors acted as independent variables that significantly influenced(More)
BACKGROUND The aim of this work was to investigate the benefit of basiliximab induction therapy in living-related-donor kidney transplantation. METHODS One hundred adult recipients of a first kidney allograft were randomized into two treatment groups, one to receive basiliximab and the second as a control. All patients received maintenance triple(More)
Glutathione peroxidase (GPx) protects cells from oxidative damage by catalyzing the reduction of both organic and hydrogen peroxides, using glutathione as a reducing agent. Both plasma GPx (P-GPx) and erythrocyte GPx (E-GPx) have been identified in human blood. Kidney proximal tubular cells are the main source of GPx activity in the plasma. Oxidative damage(More)
Calcineurin inhibitor (CNI) nephrotoxicity is a major concern after renal transplantation. To investigate the safety and efficacy of a CNI-free immunosuppressive regimen, 132 live-donor renal transplant recipients were included in a prospective, randomized controlled trial. All patients received induction therapy with basiliximab and steroids. The patients(More)
The achievements in short-term graft survival since the introduction of cyclosporine (CsA) have not been matched by improvements in long-term graft function. Chronic allograft nephropathy (CAN) remains the second most common cause of graft attrition over time, after patient mortality. We aimed to evaluate the long-term results of azathioprine vs CsA in(More)