Mohsen Horri

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INTRODUCTION Carnitine deficiency is commonly seen in dialysis patients. This study assessed the association dialysis and pediatric patients' characteristics with plasma carnitines levels. MATERIALS AND METHODS Plasma carnitine concentrations were measured by tandem mass spectrometry in 46 children on hemodialysis or peritoneal dialysis. The total(More)
Video-assisted thoracoscopic surgery has proved to be a safe and effective method with low complication and high success rates. From 1997 to 2008, 2,000 consecutive patients with patent ductus arteriosus underwent closure of the ductus with 2 titanium clips via a video-assisted thoracoscopic technique. Complete closure was confirmed using our handmade(More)
Background: The prevalence of childhood obesity has risen dramatically in past several decades. Hormonal and genetic factor are rarely the cause of childhood obesity. Because obese children may suffer life long physical and emotional consequences, this imperative to discuss prevention with parents during wellchild examinations. The obesity–related(More)
Vitamin E and C are well-known antioxidant vitamins. Oxidative stress is common in chronic kidney diseases. We evaluated 43 dialysis subjects prospectively in a cross-sectional survey. Serum vitamin E concentration was checked in all subjects; 37 cases underwent blood sampling for measurement of serum vitamin C. The enrolled subjects consisted of 12 (27.9%)(More)
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