Parviz Khajedehi

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The purpose of this investigation was to assess the correlation of two biomarkers with the occurrence of renal flares in systemic lupus erythematosus (SLE). Urine levels of monocyte chemotactic protein-1 (MCP-1) and transforming growth factor beta (TGF-β) were measured at baseline, and at two and four months in five groups of patients: 25 lupus nephritis(More)
INTRODUCTION Although a series of risk factors for contrast-induced nephropathy are known, data on significance of some of the risk factors such as age, sex, hypercholesterolemia, hyperuricemia, and dose of contrast medium are inconsistent. Our aim was to identify risk factors for contrast-related acute kidney injury (AKI). MATERIALS AND METHODS In this(More)
INTRODUCTION We conducted this study to measure hemodialysis adequacy and determine to what extent some Kidney Disease Outcomes Quality Initiative (KDOQI) goals are achieved in our patients. MATERIALS AND METHODS In a cross-sectional study in Fars province, Iran, we assessed 632 patients on hemodialysis in 15 dialysis centers. The Kt/V was calculated, and(More)
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