Mohammed Mahdi Althaf

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A 35-year-old nondiabetic renal allograft recipient developed emphysematous pyelonephritis and cystitis emphysematosa necessitating graft nephrectomy. The patient received cyclosporin and prednisolone as immunosuppressive therapy. He developed the first episode of urinary tract infection one week after transplantation and another episode 3 months later.(More)
Diagnosis of hypertension is critically dependent on accurate blood pressure measurement. “Accurate” refers to carefully following the guidelines for blood pressure measurement laid out for children and adults to minimize observer and subject errors that commonly occur in clinical blood pressure measurement. Accurate blood pressure measurement is more(More)
To cite: Althaf MM, Abdelsalam MS, Nadri Q. BMJ Case Rep Published online: [please include Day Month Year] doi:10.1136/ bcr-2013-203258 DESCRIPTION A 34-year-old man presented with type 1 diabetes mellitus (DM), who was on insulin treatment for the past 30 years, and had poor glycaemic control due to non-compliance with glycated haemoglobin averaging 13%.(More)
We report a case of relapsing peritonitis in a 33-year-old woman on automated peritoneal dialysis. End-stage renal disease was secondary to systemic lupus erythematosus complicated with lupus nephritis. The organism isolated was Brevibacterium casei that was not readily identified, delaying appropriate management with an extended antibiotic course. Definite(More)
Drug-induced interstitial nephritis is a common cause of acute kidney injury indicated by elevated serum creatinine. We report a case of omeprazole-induced acute granulomatous interstitial nephritis (GIN). Our patient developed acute GIN secondary to omeprazole ingestion requiring haemodialysis. Treatment with steroids and withdrawal of omperazole was(More)
We present a young man with type 1 diabetes mellitus and haemophilia A; who presented with oliguric acute kidney injury (AKI). He is also known to have chronic hepatitis C virus infection. On presentation, he had an active urinary sediment warranting a renal biopsy for definitive diagnosis and management. Although he was at high risk for bleeding we elected(More)
The incidence of renal cell carcinomas (RCCs) in renal transplant recipients is reported as 1.1-1.5% in the native kidneys and 0.22-0.25% in the renal allograft. There are no data to support routine surveillance for tumors in transplant recipients. Most reported cases of RCCs occurring in renal allografts were incidental findings in asymptomatic patients.(More)
BACKGROUND Native arteriovenous fistulae (AVFs) are preferred while central venous catheters (CVCs) are least suitable vascular access (VA) in patients requiring hemodialysis (HD). Unfortunately, around 80% of patients start HD with CVCs. Late referral to nephrologist is thought to be a factor responsible for this. We retrospectively analyzed the types of(More)