Peter D. Vlaovic

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PURPOSE: To determine the psychosocial effects of donor nephrectomy on a sample of Canadian donors. MATERIALS AND METHODS: Patients donating one of their kidneys for transplantation at the Toronto Hospital between 1991-1996 were asked to complete a 170-item questionnaire designed to assess their psychosocial well-being and the impact of renal donation on(More)
Cyclophosphamide is a known risk factor for the development of bladder cancer. We report 3 cases of cyclophosphamide-induced bladder carcinoma in 2 individuals treated for Wegener's granulomatosis and in 1 patient with neuroblastoma. Included is a review of the literature on the relative risk of cyclophosphamide therapy, the mechanisms by which the drug(More)
PURPOSE: To assess the effect of donor nephrectomy on blood pressure, 24-hour urine protein excretion, and renal function. MATERIALS AND METHODS: Of the 198 individuals who donated a kidney between 1991-1996, 101 had their blood pressure, 24-hour urine protein excretion, and serum creatinine concentration levels measured. The mean duration of follow-up was(More)
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