Sepideh Seifi

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PURPOSE Our purpose was to investigate reproductive performance among kidney transplant recipients. MATERIALS AND METHODS We studied 126 kidney transplanted women 15 to 68 years of age including 33 who were single and 93 who were married. RESULTS Infertility was seen in 10.4% of those who desired pregnancy, a rate similar to the general population. The(More)
BACKGROUND Patients with previous history of abdominal operations are sometimes excluded from consideration for peritoneal dialysis because of concerns for increased risk of complications during the implantation procedure and inadequate dialysis due to reduced peritoneal surface area. Employing a laparoscopic approach, we compared the outcome of peritoneal(More)
The use of dialysis in patients with end-stage renal disease (ESRD) remains one of the most resource-intensive and hence, expensive therapeutic interventions. The purpose of this study was to assess the cost of hemodialysis (HD) in Iran. This study was conducted in the Department of Nephrology at the Imam Khomeini Hospital of Tehran University of Medical(More)
OBJECTIVE Posttransplant diabetes mellitus (PTDM) is a common and serious complication of renal transplantation. Estimates of the incidence of PTDM after renal transplantation vary between 2% and 54%. The aim of the present study was to evaluate the incidence and risk factors for PTDM among our renal transplant patients. PATIENTS AND METHODS In this study(More)
While good organ quality and ideal transplant conditions eliminate many of the know factors that compromise initial graft function (IGF), poor early graft function (EGF) still occurs after living donor kidney transplantation (LDKT). Uncontrolled pre-transplant hypercalcemia and hyperparathyroidism are associated with impaired allograft function. Between(More)
In 2001, a Liver Transplantation (LT) program was commenced in Imam Khomeini Hospital Complex as the first one in the capital city of Tehran which is the second liver transplantation center in Iran. This study presents the results of our 10-year experience with LT.
To investigate the incidence of unwanted pregnancy among kidney transplant recipients, we studied 86 pregnancies in 64 women with a transplanted kidney. Twenty-five pregnancies were unwanted (29.1%). Pregnancy was terminated by induced abortion in seven patients, and four pregnancies were lost due to spontaneous abortion with one intrauterine fetal death.(More)
We studied 122 women with renal allograft transplantation to evaluate their reproductive systems. The patients were recruited from the three main kidney transplant surgery centers in Tehran, from September to October 2005. Fifteen (12%) patients were either in the menopausal stage or had hysterectomies, and the other 33(27%) were unmarried. Of the 76(62%)(More)
INTRODUCTION To investigate the oxidative stress and its association with antioxidants in patients on hemodialysis, we evaluated the levels of albumin, C-reactive protein (CRP), ferritin, vitamin E, glutathione, and total antioxidant capacity in these patients. MATERIALS AND METHODS In a cross-sectional study, we enrolled 25 patients on maintenance(More)