Soumaya Yaich

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Renal oxalate deposition can be seen with primary hyperoxaluria, malabsorptive states, ethylene glycol toxicity and, rarely, with excessive vitamin C ingestion. We report a case of secondary hyperoxaluria in which the diagnosis was not considered initially because there was no past history of urinary calculi and no evidence of nephrocalcinosis on plain(More)
To determine the patterns of infectious complications in the renal transplant recipients in our center, we evaluated 18 patients (13 males and five females) who were transplanted between 1994-1998. The average age of the patients was 28 years. Sixteen (88%) and 2 (12%) transplants were from living-related and cadaver donors, respectively. Posttransplant(More)
De novo tumors are common complications after solid organ transplantation. Lymphoma and skin cancers are the most frequently observed malignancies. However, graft carcinomas can be observed to be five times more frequent after kidney transplantation compared to their incidence in the general population. We report a case of a 49-year-old female who developed(More)
HLA sensitization and ABO incompatibility continue to pose a significant barrier to expansion of living donation. In fact, either anti-blood or anti-donor HLA antibodies result in the occurrence of hyperacute rejection and graft loss. Reducing this early rejection risk by planned desensitization protocols has clearly improved the outcome of ABO-incompatible(More)
A retrospective study was conducted on 143 consecutive renal transplant recipients who had a functioning graft for three months or longer, to evaluate the prevalence of post-transplant erythrocytosis (PTE) and its potential risk factors. True PTE was defined as hematocrit (Ht) above 52% and hemoglobin (Hb) above 18 g/dl in males, and Ht above 50% and Hb(More)
A 38-year-old women underwent first cadaver kidney transplantation. Her panel reactive antibody was 0%, and she had never previously been transfused nor pregnant. She received induction therapy with antithymoglobulin (ATG) as standard protocol and maintained on immunosuppressive treatment of cyclosporine A, mycophenolate mofetil (MMF), and prednisone. Nine(More)
Gastrointestinal (GI) angiodysplasia is a vascular lesion. It is a common cause of GI bleeding in chronic renal failure (CRF). We report three adult chronic hemodialysis patients with asymptomatic angiodysplasia. Over a period of four years, the hemoglobin level was stable and none of our patients received iron supplementation or erythropoietin (EPO)(More)
The incidence of Kaposi sarcoma (KS) has substantially increased among immunocompromised patients, suggesting a role for immunosuppressive drugs. The aim of this study was to evaluate the incidence, features, and outcome of KS among 307 kidney transplantation patients at our center between January 1994 and June 2010. During the study period, the 10 patients(More)