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Reactive oxygen molecules (ROM) have been suggested to contribute to many pathological conditions including vasculitides and renal diseases. In the present study we measured the activity of superoxide dismutase (SOD) as an antioxidant enzyme in red blood cells and the level of malondialdehyde (MDA), which is a product and an indicator of lipid peroxidation,(More)
BACKGROUND Haemodialysis patients (HD) have been characterized by a high incidence and prevalence of atherosclerotic cardiovascular disease. Based on the traditional cardiovascular risk factors in this population, we cannot explain this high incidence and prevalence. One of the mechanisms contributing to cardiovascular risk in HD patients may be to uraemic(More)
PURPOSE To present the successful primary stenting of a superior mesenteric artery (SMA) occlusion following failed surgical embolectomy. CASE REPORT A 65-year-old woman with a history of atrial fibrillation underwent surgical embolectomy of an acute embolic occlusion of the superior mesenteric artery (SMA). The following day, symptom recurrence suggested(More)
The purpose of this study was to assess outcomes of urological complications after kidney transplantation operation. Nine-hundred and sixty-five patients received a kidney transplant between 2000 and 2006. In total, 58 (6.01%) developed urological complications, including urinary leakage (n = 15, 1.55%), stenosis (n = 29, 3%), vesicoureteral reflux (VUR) (n(More)
Noncompliance with regard to diet, medications and routine physician visits is frequently observed among some patient groups. This results in late graft dysfunction and behavior loss. In the present study, we defined compliance as attendance at 80% or more outpatient visits. The study included 63 cadaveric and 158 living-related renal transplant recipients(More)
Infected pectoral pacemaker systems were extracted in 5 patients and new pacemakers were reimplanted in a pelvic pocket through the iliac veins. In patients who have infected pectoral pacemaker systems, this easy and safe technique provides an alternate route for reimplantation of permanent pacemakers.
OBJECTIVES We sought to evaluate the safety and efficacy of higher energy synchronized cardioversion in patients with atrial fibrillation refractory to standard energy direct current (DC) cardioversion. BACKGROUND Standard external electrical cardioversion fails to restore sinus rhythm in 5% to 30% of patients with atrial fibrillation. METHODS Patients(More)
We compared the incidence of urological and anastomotic complications for the ureteroureterostomy and Lich-Gregoir techniques in kidney transplant recipients. Between May 2003 and February 2004, 75 kidney transplant recipients from living donors were divided into two similar groups to receive ureteroureterostomy (n = 41, 28 male, 13 female) and Lich-Gregoir(More)