Pedram Golnari

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AIM The aim of the study was to create reference values for weight, height and body mass index (BMI) of school children living in Tehran. METHOD AND SAMPLES: The study subjects consisted of 1,420 girls between 6 and 17 years of age and 1,515 boys between 6 and 15 years of age. Samples were collected by a multistage sampling method from schools in different(More)
INTRODUCTION Patients with end-stage renal disease and lower urinary tract abnormality are often considered high risk for renal transplantation. METHODS AND SUBJECTS To examine the degree of risk, we studied patients who received renal transplants between 1985 and 2003. Forty eight patients had congenital lower urinary tract anomalies and 168 patients(More)
The aim of this study was to determine the age of appearance of secondary sexual characteristics in Iranian girls living in Tehran. A cross-sectional study was conducted between 2003 and 2004 on 1420 6-17-year-old females in different parts of Tehran. Data were collected on the basis of a multistage probability sampling. Secondary sexual characteristics(More)
Information technology systems within health care, such as picture archiving and communication system (PACS) in radiology, can have a positive impact on production but can also risk compromising quality. The widespread use of PACS has removed the previous feedback loop between radiologists and technologists. Instead of direct communication of quality(More)
Kidney transplantation is the treatment of choice for children with end-stage renal disease. In Iran, a kidney transplantation program was started in the Labfi Nejad Hospital, Tehran in 1985. From 1985 to 2003, 278 children (mean age 11.6 years, 59.7% males) received their first renal transplant. All transplants were donations from live donors (12.5%(More)
BACKGROUND Hemolytic uremic syndrome (HUS) is the most common cause of acute renal failure during infancy. Many symptoms and clinical features have been proposed as prognostic factors for HUS in the short and long term, while the results of different studies have often been controversial. The aim of this study was to evaluate short-term and long-term(More)
INTRODUCTION Since kidney transplantation is the therapy of choice for children with end-stage renal disease (ESRD), we investigated the effects of mycophenolate mofetil (MMF) in pediatric renal transplantation. METHODS AND SUBJECTS Two hundred sixteen children received renal transplants between 1985 and 2003: 100 patients received MMF with cyclosporine(More)
Left ventricular non-compaction cardiomyopathy is a rare congenital cardiomyopathy that affects both children and adults. Since the clinical manifestations are not sufficient to establish diagnosis, echocardiography is the diagnostic tool that makes it possible to document ventricular non-compaction and establish prognostic factors. We report a 47-year-old(More)