Massoud Majd
George Washington University
RadiologyPathologyVesicoureteral refluxScintigraphyMedicine
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#1Nader Shaikh (University of Pittsburgh)H-Index: 24
#2Timothy R. Shope (University of Pittsburgh)H-Index: 8
Last. Howard E. Rockette (University of Pittsburgh)H-Index: 49
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BACKGROUND To evaluate the efficacy of adjuvant systemic corticosteroids in reducing kidney scarring. A previous study suggested that use of adjuvant systemic corticosteroids reduces kidney scarring in children radiologically confirmed to have extensive pyelonephritis. Efficacy of corticosteroids for children with febrile urinary tract infection (UTI) has not been studied. METHODS Children aged 2 months to 6 years with their first febrile UTI were randomized to corticosteroids or placebo for 3 d...
#1Nader Shaikh (University of Pittsburgh)H-Index: 24
#2Judith M. Martin (University of Pittsburgh)H-Index: 20
Last. Timothy R. Shope (University of Pittsburgh)H-Index: 8
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Background The specificity of the leukocyte esterase test (87%) is suboptimal. The objective of this study was to identify more specific screening tests that could reduce the number of children who unnecessarily receive antimicrobials to treat a presumed urinary tract infection (UTI).
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#1Neha Kwatra (Boston Children's Hospital)H-Index: 6
#2Eglal Shalaby-Rana (Children's National Medical Center)H-Index: 13
Last. Massoud Majd (GW: George Washington University)H-Index: 35
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BACKGROUND: Gastric emptying scintigraphy is widely used in infants and children, but there is a lack of age-specific normative data. OBJECTIVE: The objectives of this retrospective study were: 1) to establish a range of gastric emptying of milk or formula as a surrogate for normal gastric emptying in infants and young children /=80%. Gastric emptying was significantly faster in children /=80% at 3 h. One-hour emptying measurements are not reliable for detecting delayed gastric emptying.
#1Nader Shaikh (University of Pittsburgh)H-Index: 24
#2Judith M. Martin (University of Pittsburgh)H-Index: 20
Last. Timothy R. Shope (University of Pittsburgh)H-Index: 8
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Objective To determine whether treatment for urinary tract infections in children could be individualized using biomarkers for acute pyelonephritis. Study design We enrolled 61 children with febrile urinary tract infections, collected blood and urine samples, and performed a renal scan within 2 weeks of diagnosis to identify those with pyelonephritis. Renal scans were interpreted centrally by 2 experts. We measured inflammatory proteins in blood and urine using LUMINEX or an enzyme-linked immuno...
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#1Massoud Majd (Children's National Medical Center)H-Index: 35
#2Zvi Bar-SeverH-Index: 12
Last. Diego De PalmaH-Index: 6
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#1Emily BlumH-Index: 1
#2Antonio R. PorrasH-Index: 7
Last. Marius George Linguraru (GW: George Washington University)H-Index: 18
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Purpose: We sought to define features that describe the dynamic information in diuresis renograms for the early detection of clinically significant hydronephrosis caused by ureteropelvic junction obstruction.Materials and Methods: We studied the diuresis renogram of 55 patients with a mean ± SD age of 75 ± 66 days who had congenital hydronephrosis at initial presentation. Five patients had bilaterally affected kidneys for a total of 60 diuresis renograms. Surgery was performed on 35 kidneys. We ...
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#1Rachael D. Sussman (MedStar Georgetown University Hospital)H-Index: 3
#2Emily S. BlumH-Index: 2
Last. Hans G. PohlH-Index: 6
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Purpose: In infants with SFU (Society for Fetal Urology) grade 3-4 congenital hydronephrosis, 99mTc-mercaptoacetyltriglycine diuretic renography assesses differential function and drainage half-time. We routinely also include the percent of radiotracer drained after 30 minutes of diuresis as well as after 15 minutes with the patient in the upright position. We investigated whether any 1 or more of these parameters on initial diuretic renography predicts persistent or worsening drainage parameter...
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#1Neha Kwatra (Children's National Medical Center)H-Index: 6
#2Holly J. Meany (Children's National Medical Center)H-Index: 7
Last. Massoud Majd (Children's National Medical Center)H-Index: 35
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Background Glomerular hyperfiltration has recently been reported in children with malignancies and has been attributed to increased solute from breakdown of tumor tissues.
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#1Nader Shaikh (University of Pittsburgh)H-Index: 24
#2Tej K. Mattoo (WSU: Wayne State University)H-Index: 26
Last. Alejandro Hoberman (University of Pittsburgh)H-Index: 38
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Importance Existing data regarding the association between delayed initiation of antimicrobial therapy and the development of renal scarring are inconsistent. Objective To determine whether delay in the initiation of antimicrobial therapy for febrile urinary tract infections (UTIs) is associated with the occurrence and severity of renal scarring. Design, Setting, and Participants Retrospective cohort study that combined data from 2 previously conducted longitudinal studies (the Randomized Interv...
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Background and objectives The main objectives of the Randomized Intervention for Children with Vesicoureteral Reflux (RIVUR) trial were to evaluate the role of antimicrobial prophylaxis in the prevention of recurrent urinary tract infection (UTI) and renal scarring in children with vesicoureteral reflux (VUR). We present a comprehensive evaluation of renal scarring outcomes in RIVUR trial participants. Design, setting, participants, & measurements This multicenter, randomized, placebo-controlled...
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