Shobah Sahney

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Reported are the reduction of anti-HLA antibody levels and improvement of transplant rates by intravenous immunoglobulin (IVIG) in a randomized, double-blind, placebo-controlled clinical trial. Between 1997 and 2000, a total of 101 adult patients with ESRD who were highly sensitized to HLA antigens (panel reactive antibody [PRA] > or =50% monthly for 3 mo)(More)
Renal biopsy is a technically difficult procedure in children. Some centers are still using general anesthesia, fluoroscopy, and/or open renal biopsies in young infants. We evaluated the safety and efficacy of two different types of 18-gauge, automated, spring-loaded disposable biopsy needles in 43 children, aged 8 months to 16 years, under ultrasound(More)
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