Rajesh Shenava

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We reported previously that urinary angiotensinogen (UAGT) levels provide a specific index of the intrarenal renin-angiotensin system (RAS) status in angiotensin II-dependent hypertensive rats. To study this system in humans, we recently developed a human angiotensinogen ELISA. To test the hypothesis that UAGT is increased in hypertensive patients, we(More)
BACKGROUND There is insufficient data on the impact of recipient body mass index (BMI) on the long-term graft survival of adult patients transplanted with single pediatric kidneys. METHODS We performed a retrospective analysis of adult patients transplanted with single pediatric kidneys at our center. The recipients were classified into 2 groups: group 1(More)
BACKGROUND African-American (AA) ethnicity has been considered a risk factor for graft loss after kidney transplant. The long-term graft survival of single pediatric donor kidney transplants in AA adults has not been reported. METHODS We retrospectively compared the outcome of 43 AA and 32 non-African-American (NAA) adults transplanted with single(More)
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