Mohammad Javad Alemzadeh Ansari

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We analyzed survival of 185 adult patients on maintenance hemodialysis (9 h/wk to 12 h/wk) at Emam Khomini Hospital in Ahvaz, Iran. Patient survival at 1, 3, and 5 years was 89.2%, 69.2%, and 46.8%, respectively. There was no significant difference between diabetic and nondiabetic patients in 1-year survival (87.1% versus 89.7%, P = .66). But, 3- and 5-year(More)
Sir The prevalence and incidence rate of patients treated for end-stage renal disease (ESRD) undergoing haemodialysis is increasing in Iran, from 98 and 38.2 pmp to 169 and 66 pmp in 2004, respectively [1, 2]. Although many studies on the survival of patients with ESRD have been done in developed countries, lack of data from developing countries still(More)
BACKGROUND The shortage of living-related and cadaveric donors lead to living-unrelated kidney transplant in Iran. OBJECTIVE We conducted this study to determine the motivations for unrelated-living kidney donation in Khuzestan province, southwestern Iran. METHODS After obtaining an informed written consent, unrelated-living kidney donors were(More)
BACKGROUND High cholesterol levels have long been considered an independent risk factor for cardiovascular disease (CVD). OBJECTIVE Controlling risk factors such as dyslipidemia in patients with coronary artery disease is necessary. We aimed to evaluate the success rate of lipid control, during 9 months follow-up after percutaneous coronary intervention(More)
BACKGROUND Contrast-induced nephropathy (CIN) is a major drawback in percutaneous coronary intervention (PCI). Significant uricosuria has been reported following contrast exposure. Allopurinol-a xanthine oxidase inhibitor-has been suggested to prevent the formation of oxygen-free radicals, which may contribute to CIN. The aim of the present study was to(More)
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