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UNLABELLED Authors from Iran compare various outcomes between laparoscopic and open donor nephrectomy in kidney transplantation; they carried out a large comparative trial, and found that laparoscopic donor nephrectomy gave better donor satisfaction and morbidity, with equivalent graft outcome. OBJECTIVE To compare the graft survival, donor and recipient(More)
OBJECTIVES To compare the outcome and complications of urinary diversion using ileum, with and without bowel preparation. Recent studies have questioned the necessity of bowel preparation, especially for urinary diversion when ileum is used. METHODS In this clinical trial, 30 candidates for urinary diversion underwent a 3-day standard bowel preparation(More)
PURPOSE The practical value of ultrasonography as a rapid means to determine accurately residual urine volume was assessed. MATERIALS AND METHODS Transverse and sagittal bladder diameters, as well as areas from longitudinal and transverse images, were measured with real-time ultrasonography in 324 men immediately after voiding. Calculated bladder volumes(More)
PURPOSE To assess the impact of warm ischemia time (WIT) on delayed graft function (DGF), graft loss, and graft function in laparoscopic donor nephrectomy (LDN). PATIENTS AND METHODS We prospectively studied 100 kidney recipients from LDN donors from 2001 to 2003. For comparison of graft outcome with different extents of WIT, recipients were divided into(More)
Renal transplantation has been advocated as the treatment of choice for end-stage renal disease. Immunosuppression increases the incidence of cancer and promotes the growth of neoplasms in solid organ recipients. There have been a few reports on the incidence of cancer from transplant registries. It is difficult to precisely compare the incidence with that(More)
OBJECTIVES To evaluate the efficacy of a laparoscopic approach for managing large staghorn renal calculi. PATIENTS AND METHODS Laparoscopic transperitoneal anatrophic nephrolithotomy was used to duplicate open anatrophic nephrolithotomy in five patients (three men) with large staghorn renal stones unsuitable for percutaneous nephrolithotomy. Only the(More)
BACKGROUND Tuberculosis (TB) is an important cause of morbidity and mortality in renal transplant recipients and, because of its infrequency and the lack of medical awareness, it is usually misdiagnosed. This study was carried out to determine frequency and weight of multiple risk factors for post kidney transplantation TB. METHODS A total of 44 cases(More)
BACKGROUND AND PURPOSE Laparoscopic surgery is widely accepted for nephrectomy in adult renal transplantation. The success of this technique has not been compared with open donor nephrectomy (ODN) in children. PATIENTS AND METHODS In this randomized clinical trial, 40 adult kidney donors were randomly divided into two groups: 20 cases of laparoscopic(More)