Niloofar Nobakhthaghighi

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The authors investigated the prevalence of low bone mass in patients from Tehran, Iran, with beta-thalassemia major (n = 203), aged 10-20 years, and the potential risk factors for osteoporosis in this patient population. Prevalence of osteoporosis was 50.7% in lumbar spine, 10.8% in femur, and 7.9% in both regions with no significant difference between the(More)
Progression of renal disease and cardiovascular complications in type II diabetes mellitus have been shown to correlate with control of blood glucose, lipids, blood pressure, and smoking. These factors, however, do not appear to totally explain these diabetic complications. Renal disease and cardiovascular complications in type II diabetes are associated(More)
BACKGROUND The natural history of autosomal-dominant polycystic kidney disease (ADPKD) has not been well described in children and infants. METHODS The present study analyzed the characteristics of 46 ADPKD children diagnosed before 18 months of life (VEO) and 153 children diagnosed between 18 months of age and 18 years of age (non-VEO). RESULTS VEO(More)
BACKGROUND Heterogeneity manifest as more severe disease in successive generations has been attributed to genetic anticipation in patients with autosomal dominant polycystic kidney disease (ADPKD). We evaluated variation in age at end-stage renal disease (ESRD) in ADPKD families for evidence of anticipation. STUDY DESIGN Retrospective. SETTING &(More)
Increased urinary albumin excretion (UAE) has been shown to be associated with increased cardiovascular mortality in patients with type 2 diabetes. This study evaluated whether the association between UAE and cardiovascular mortality in 880 patients with type 2 diabetes was related to an increase in left ventricular mass (LVM). LVM was estimated by(More)
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