Riaz Ali Shah

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STUDY DESIGN Prospective observational study with a 2- to 3-year follow-up. OBJECTIVES To determine whether delayed muscle reflex response to sudden trunk loading is a result of or a risk factor for sustaining a low back injury (LBI). SUMMARY OF BACKGROUND DATA Differences in motor control have been identified in individuals with chronic low back pain(More)
STUDY DESIGN Observational case control design. OBJECTIVES To examine muscle response to sudden trunk loading in athletes with and without a recent history of acute low back injury (LBI). BACKGROUND Impaired neuromuscular function is associated with chronic low back pain. This study examined whether such impairment persists after recovery from an acute(More)
A positive crossmatch has been associated with increased risk in liver transplantation. To study the clinical significance of preformed donor-specific human leukocyte antigen antibodies (DSAs) in liver transplantation, we reviewed patients who underwent liver transplantation with a strongly positive flow cytometry crossmatch. DSAs were evaluated with a(More)
BACKGROUND The use of alemtuzumab (humanized anti-CD52 monoclonal antibody) has been primarily studied in renal transplantation, and the experience of alemtuzumab induction in pancreas transplantation is still limited. The objective of this study is to analyze the outcome of pancreas transplantation by using a single dose of 30 mg alemtuzumab induction with(More)
OBJECTIVE The aim of this study is to evaluate portal hypertension as an independent risk factor in general surgical procedures. BACKGROUND Data on the impact of portal hypertension in general surgical outcomes has been limited. Published literature has focused mainly on its effect in liver surgery. The Child Pugh score and Model for End Stage Liver(More)
The majority of de novo donor specific HLA antibodies (DSAs) in transplant patients are directed to HLA-DQ antigens, which consist of a heterodimer of alpha and beta chains. Although a heterodimer can theoretically be cis- or trans-encoded, the sensitizing forms generally appear to be forms. DSA to DQ trans-heterodimer has never been reported. We reviewed(More)
In this report, we describe a case of posterior reversible encephalopathy syndrome in a female patient after deceased donor liver transplantation. She developed posterior reversible encephalopathy syndrome on postoperative day 3 and did not improve despite adjustments in immunosuppressive therapy. The patient had symptoms of severe brain edema requiring(More)
Sepsis in the immunosuppressed patient is associated with very high mortality and morbidity. Treatment of sepsis in immunocompromised patients is especially challenging due to an unbalanced systemic inflammatory reaction with subsequent development of profound vasoplegia. Methylene blue (MB) has been successfully used for the treatment of refractory(More)
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