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Dr. Alvin Wee

Below are links to medical publications Dr. Alvin Wee has written or contributed to. 

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Publications

Chapter 12 Techniques in Pancreas Transplantation": Kidney and Pancreas Transplantation: A Practical Guide – Humana – in press (to be release by Dec 2010)
Wee A, Krishnamurthi V

Nomograms for predicting graft function and survival in living donor kidney transplantation based on the UNOS Registry
Journal of Urology. 181(3):1248-55, 2009 Mar

A systematic approach to minimizing wound problems for de novo sirolimus-treated kidney transplant recipients
Transplantation. 87(2):296-302, 2009 Jan 27
H.Y Tiong, SM Flechner, LM Zhou, A Wee, D Goldfarb, I Derweesh, CS Modlin

"Ultrasound Findings in Patients With Chronic Prostatitis/Chronic Pelvic Pain Syndrome",
Wee. A, Shoskes D. Current Prostate Report 2008

Beneficial outcomes of a steroid-free regimen with thymoglobulin induction in pancreas-kidney transplantation
Transplantation Proceedings. 40(5):1551-4, 2008 Jun.

Dr. Islam Ghoneim

Below are links to medical publications Dr. Islam Ghoneim has written or contributed to. 

Publications

Renal Allograft Capsular Repair Surgical Technique to Reduce Allograft Discard Rates of Kidneys with Capsular Injury
Sezhian N, Modlin CS, Ghoneim IA, Zaramo CE, Flechner SM
Journal of the National Medical Association, in press  

Presacral and Retroperitoneal Lymph Node Involvement in Urothelial Bladder Cancer: Results of a Prospective Mapping Study.
Miocinovic R, Gong MC, Ghoneim IA, Fergany AF, Hansel DE, Stephenson AJ.
J Urol. 2011 Aug 15

Neoadjuvant Systemic Therapy or Early Cystectomy? Single-center Analysis of Outcomes After Therapy for Patients With Clinically Localized Micropapillary Urothelial Carcinoma of the Bladder.
Ghoneim IA, Miocinovic R, Stephenson AJ, Garcia JA, Gong MC, Campbell SC, Hansel DE, Fergany AF.
Urology. 2011 Apr;77(4):867-70.

Bilateral pelvicalyceal duplication with contralateral drainage.
Ghoneim IA, Fergany AF.
Urology. 2010 Oct;76(4):849-50.

Extracorporeal shock wave lithotripsy in impacted upper ureteral stones: a prospective randomized comparison between stented and non-stented techniques.
Ghoneim IA, El-Ghoneimy MN, El-Naggar AE, Hammoud K, El-Gammal M, Morsi AA
Urology. 2010 Jan;75(1):45-50.

Minimally invasive surgery for renal cell carcinoma.
Ghoneim IA, Fergany AF.
Expert Rev Anticancer Ther. 2009 Jul;9(7):989-97.

Extracorporeal shock wave lithotripsy monotherapy for renal stones >25 mm in children.
Shouman AM, Ziada AM, Ghoneim IA, Morsi HA.
Urology. 2009 Jul;74(1):109-11.

Safety of ungated shockwave lithotripsy in pediatric patients.
Shouman AM, Ghoneim IA, ElShenoufy A, Ziada AM.
J Pediatr Urol. 2009 Apr;5(2):119-21.

Stones on a forgotten double-J stent: a case report of multiple stones casting a multi-fractured ureteral stent.
Khaled Mursi, A Fayad, I Ghoneim, H El-Ghamrawy.
African Journal of Urology Vol. 11(3) 2005:247-249.

Predictive factors of lower calyceal stone clearance after Extracorporeal Shockwave Lithotripsy (ESWL): a focus on the infundibulopelvic anatomy.
Ghoneim IA, Ziada AM, Elkatib SE.
Eur Urol. 2005 Aug;48(2):296-302.

Abstracts

When Is A Zero Mismatched Kidney Transplant Really A Zero Mismatch?
Wee A, Lalli P, Ghoneim IA, Tiong H, Askar M, Schold J, Flechner SM
American Transplant Congress, Philadelphia PA; USA, 2011

Neoadjuvant Systemic Therapy Vs Early Systectomy? Single Center Analysis Of Outcomes Following Therapy For Patients With Clinically Localized Micropapillary Urothelial Carcinoma Of The Bladder
Miocinovic R, Ghoneim IA, Stephenson AJ, Garcia JA, Gong MC, Campbell SC, Hansel DE, Fergany AF
AUA Annual Meeting, Washington, DC; USA 2011

The Use of Single Photon Emission Computed Tomography (Spect) –
Mercaptuacetyltriglycine (Mag 3) To Detect Difficult To Diagnose Urinary Fistulae After Kidney Transplantation
Wee A, Sezhian N, Ghoneim IA, Goldfarb D, Khandekar S, Neumann D, Rabets J, Flechner SM
AUA Annual Meeting, Washington, DC; USA 2011

When Is A Zero Mismatched Kidney Transplant Really A Zero Mismatch?
Wee A, Lalli P, Ghoneim IA, Tiong H, Askar M, Schold J, Flechner SM
AUA Annual Meeting, Washington, DC; USA, 2011

Evolving Outcomes of Kidney Transplant Recipients Over 70 Years of Age
Ghoneim IA, Schold J, Srinivas T, Sezhian N, Wee A, Flechner SM
ASTS State of the Art Winter Symposium 2011

Outcomes of Kidney Transplantation in Recipients Over 70 Years of Age
Ghoneim IA, Wee A, Tiyong H, Modlin C, Flechner SM
XXIII International Congress of The Transplantation Society, Vancouver; Canada 2010

Effect of donated kidney volume on post-donation living donor renal function
Wee A, Ghoneim IA, Rabets J, Krishnamurthi V, Poggio E.
AUA Annual Meeting, San Francisco, Ca; USA 2010

Sirolimus Associated Alterations in Sex Hormone Profiles; Impact on Prostate Specific Antigen (PSA) Levels and Erectile Function among Adult Male Kidney Transplant Recipients
Ragheb A, Ghoneim IA, Sabanegh E, Flechner SM
AUA Annual Meeting, San Francisco, Ca; USA 2010

The Evolving Outcomes of Kidney Transplant Recipients Over 70 Years of Age
Ghoneim IA, Wee A, Tiyong H, Modlin C, Flechner SM
AUA Annual Meeting, San Francisco, Ca; USA 2010

Lymph Node Involvement of Bladder Cancer Outside the Boundaries of a Standard
Template Dissection: Results of a Prospective Mapping Study
Ghoneim IA, Gong MC, Fergany AF, Lane BR, Stephenson AJ
AUA Annual Meeting, San Francisco, Ca; USA 2010

Pretreatment Sperm DNA Fragmentation Index (DFI) in Cancer Patients and Its Relationship to Postcryopreservation Motile Sperm Concentration (PCMSC) and Sperm Motility (PCSM)
Ragheb A, Mahfouz R, Ghoneim IA, Sabanegh E, Flechner SM
AUA Annual Meeting, San Francisco, Ca; USA 2010

Micropapillary urothelial carcinoma of the urinary bladder: Early radical surgery or neoadjuvant chemotheraphy?
Ghoneim IA, Stephenson AJ, Gong MC, Hansell DE, Fergany AF
2nd European Multidisciplinary Meeting on Urological Cancers; Barcelona; Spain 2009

Efficacy of Shockwave Lithotripsy in Treatment of Upper Urinary Tract Calculi in Children.
Shouman AM, Ziada AM, Ghoneim IA, ElShenoufy A, AbelAzim MS, Eissa MA, ElKatib SE.
Egyptian Urological Association, Hurghada, Egypt, 2008

Predictive Factors of Stone Clearance after Extracorporeal Shockwave Lithotripsy
Ghoneim IA, Ziada AM, ElKatib SE.
Pan African Urological Surgeons Association, Cairo, Egypt, 2005

Extracorporeal Shockwave Lithotripsy for Lower Polar Renal Stones; Impact of Lower Pole Anatomy.
Ghoneim IA, Ziada AM, ElKatib SE.
Egyptian Urological Association, Cairo, Egypt, 2004

Book Chapters and Theses

Tuberculosis and Other Opportunistic Infections of the Genitourinary System
Ghoneim IA, Rabets JC, Mawhorter SD
In Campbell-Walsh Urology; editors Wein, Kavoussi, Novick, Partin, Peters; 10th edition
2011, W.B. Saunders, Philadelphia, PA

Tuberculosis and Other Opportunistic Infections of the Genitourinary System
Ghoneim IA, Rabets JC, Mawhorter SD
In Campbell-Walsh Urology; 10th Edition Review; editors McDougal, Wein, Kavoussi, Novick, Partin, Peters, Ramchandani; 2011, W.B. Saunders, Philadelphia, PA

Urologic Complications after Kidney Transplantation
Ghoneim IA, Shoskes D
Kidney and Pancreas Transplantation: A Practical Guide editors Srinivas T., Shoskes D.
2011 Humana Press, Totowa, NJ

Kidney Allocation System for Deceased Donor Kidneys in the United States Ghoneim IA, Goldfarb DA
Kidney and Pancreas Transplantation: A Practical Guide editors Srinivas T., Shoskes D.
2011 Humana Press, Totowa, NJ

Applications of Botulinum Toxin A in the Lower Urinary Tract
Ghoneim IA, Orban TZ, Badawi HA, ElKatib SE
In partial fulfillment of the Doctorate in Urology, Cairo University Press, Cairo, Egypt. 2007

Predictive Factors of Stone Clearance after Extracorporeal Shockwave Lithotripsy; Impact of Lower Pole Renal Anatomy
Ghoneim IA, Ziada AM, ElKatib SE
In partial fulfillment of the M.Sc. in Urology, Cairo University Press, Cairo, Egypt. 2003 

Dr. Mahendra Govani

Below are links to medical publications Dr. Mahendra Govani has written or contributed to.

Publications:

Patric A, Wee A, Hedderman A, Wilson D, Weiss J, Govani M. High-dose intravenous rituximab for multifocal, monomorphic primary CNS postransplat lymphoproliferative disorder. Journal of Neuro-Oncology 2010 Sep 26 (Epub ahead of print).

Schena FP, Pascoe MD, Alberu J, del Carmen Rial M, Oberbauer R, Brennan DC, Campistol JM, Racusen L, Polinsky MS, Goldberg-Alberts R, Li H, Scarola J, Neylan JF, Sirolimus CONVERT Trial Study Group (Govani M was a member of this international study group during his tenure at Indiana University School of Medicine) Conversion from calcineurin inhibitors to sirolimus maintenance therapy in renal allograft recipients: 24-month efficacy and safety results from the CONVERT trial. Transplantation 2009 Jan 27; 87(2): 233-42

Deel C, Nori U, Pescovitz MD, Govani M. Pharmacokinetics of Neoral in stable renal transplant recipients with long-term diabetes mellitus. Transplantation Proceedings, 2007; 39:109-114

Martin GL, Sharfuddin A, Govani M, Sundaram CP. Asymptomatic Urolithiasis in Living Donor Transplant Kidneys: Initial Results. Urology, 2007 Jul; 70(1):2-6

Sundaram CP, Martin GL, Guise A, Bernie J, Bargman V, Milgrom M, Shalhav A, Govani M, Goggins W. Complications after a 5-year experience with laparoscopic donor nephrectomy: the Indiana University Experience. Surgical Endoscopy, 2007 May; 21(5):724-8

Govani MV. On Altruistic Living Kidney Donation. Philosophy Now 2006 (May/June):55:24.

Lipshutz GS, Flechner SM, Govani MV, Vincenti F. BK nephropathy in kidney transplant recipients treated with calcineurin inhibitor-free immunosuppression regimen. American Journal of Transplantation, Dec 2004, 4:2132-34.

Aboujaude WJ, Milgrom ML, Govani MV. Lymphedema associated with sirolimus in renal transplant recipients. Transplantation 77: 1094-1096, 2004

Powell CR, Tata S, Govani MV, Chien GW, Orvieto MA, Shalhav AL. Transplantation of a cadaveric polycystic kidney in a patient with autosomal dominant polycystic kidney disease: long-term outcome. Transplant Proc, 2004; 36(5): 1288-92.

Govani MV, Kwon O, Batiuk TD, Milgrom ML, Filo RS: Creatinine Reduction Ratio and 24-hour Creatinine Excretion on Posttransplant Day Two: Simple and Objective tools to define graft function. J Am Soc Nephrol 13: 1645-1649, 2002

Mark D. Pescovitz, Mahendra Govani. Sirolimus and Mycophenolate Mofetil for Calcineurin-Free Immunosuppression in Renal transplant Recipients. Am Journal of Kid Diseases. 2001 October; 38(4): S16-S21

Helderman JH, Govani MV, McCurley T, Goral S, Fogo A. A case of lethal febrile illness in a renal transplant patient presenting after dental visit. Nephrol Dial Transplant. 1996 Jul;11(7):1385-87.

Labs KH, Govani MV, Labs R. Physiological flow variations in the periorbital arteries in Zambian Africans. The Journal of Cardiovascular Diseases 1987; 28:427-433.

Book Chapters:

Chris N. Fotiadis, Govani MV, Helderman, JH. Renal Allograft Dysfunction: Clinical Manifestation and Diagnosis. In: Textbook of Nephrology (4th ed), edited by Massry SG, Glassock RJ. Williams & Wilkins. 2001:1617-1624

Govani MV, Helderman JH, Glassock RJ. Allograft Rejection: Clinical Manifestation and Diagnosis. In : Textbook of Nephrology (3rd ed), edited by Massry SG, Glassock RJ. Williams & Wilkins. 1995: 1641-45.

Govani MV. Fogo A, Helderman JH. Pulmonary cavity and skin lesions in a renal transplant patient. In: Grand Rounds in Transplantation, edited by Helderman JH, Frist WH. Chapman Hall: 1995:55-56.

Govani MV. Fogo A, Ynares C. Renal allograft dysfunction more than ten years after transplant in a lupus patient. In: Grand Rounds in Transplantation, edited by Helderman JH, Frist WH. Chapman Hall. 1995: 15-23.

Govani MV, McDonell RC, McCurley T, Helderman JH. High-grade fever, jaw pain and abnormal liver function tests after wisdom teeth extraction in a renal transplant patient. In: Grand Rounds in Transplantation, edited by Helderman JG, Frist WH. Chapman Hall. 1995:67-82.

Abstracts:

Govani M, Crone C, White R, Wee A, Weiss J. Impact of Tacrolimus and Corticosteroids Minimization on Late-onset CMV disease. Abstract presented at American Transplant Congress in Boston, June 2012.

Govani M, Wee A, Weiss J. Creatinine Reduction Ratio on Day Two Is an Objective and Effective Tool to Stratify Delayed Graft Function. Abstract presented at American Society of Nephrology Meeting in Philadelphia, November 2011.

Reddy P, Sharfuddin A, Yaqub MS, Mishler D, Milgrom M, Goggins W, Govani M. Natural History of Lymphedema Associated with Sirolimus in Kidney Transplant Recipients. Abstract presented at American Transplant Congress Meeting, May 2007

Sharfuddin A, Yaqub MS, Mishler D, Reddy P, Milgrom M, Goggins W, Agarwal D, Govani M. Transplant Renal Artery Stenosis (TRAS) - a complication of renal transplantation. Abstract presented at American Transplant Congress Meeting, May 2007

Govani M, Yaqub M, Mishler D, Sharfuddin A, Milgrom M. In this era of low acute rejection rate, nonadherence is the second most common cause of graft loss in adult renal transplant recipients. Abstract presented at World Transplant Congress Meeting in Boston, July 2006.

Sharfuddin A, Yaqub M, Mishler D, Milgrom M, Goggins W, Nori U, Govani M. Steroid sparing is not associated with lower graft in renal transplant recipients. Abstract presented at World Transplant Congress Meeting in Boston, July 2006.

Sharfuddin A, Govani M, Yaqub M. Prevalence and Risk Factors for Post-transplant Anemia in Adult Kidney Transplant Recipients - A Three year Follow-up. Abstract presented at World Transplant Congress Meeting in Boston, July 2006.

Govani MV, Nori US, Yaqub M, Mishler D. Excellent graft survival in renal transplant recipients with BK virus nephropathy. Abstract presented at the American Society of Nephrology meeting in Philadelphia, November 2005.

Nori US, Goggins W, Yaqub MS, Milgrom M, Mishler DP, Govani MV. Steroid Sparing Immunosuppressive Regimen - Results at 6 Months. JASN 2005(October);16:821A.

Sharfuddin AA, Andersen MJ, Govani M, Yaqub MS. Correlates of Increase in Body Mass Index in Renal Transplant Recipients at One and Three years. JASN 2005 (October); 16:841A

Deel C, Nori U, Pescovitz M, Govani MV. Erratic pharmacokinetics of Neoral in stable renal transplant recipients with type I diabetes. Abstract presented at American Transplant Congress Meeting, May 2005.

Govani MV, Deel Conrad. Compliance-enhancing strategy in renal transplant recipients with well-matched grafts (abstracts). J Am Soc Nephrol 2004; 15: 878A.

Govani MV, Deel Conrad. Paradox of glucocorticoids: Is that strategy valid for BK virus nephropathy as well? (abstracts). J Am Soc Nephrol 2004; 15: 880A.

Govani MV, Tata S, Phillips CL, Milgrom ML. Effective strategy for the management of BK Nephropathy. Abstract presented at Banff Conference, Banff, Canada. 2003

Aboujaude WJ, Milgrom ML, Nayee LH, Govani MV. Lymphedema associated with sirolimus in renal transplant recipients. Abstract presented for American Transplant Congress, May-June 2003.

Tata S, Milgrom ML, Govani MV. Novel strategy for the management of polyoma virus nephropathy. Abstract presented for American Transplant Congress, May-June 2003.

Tata S, Batiuk TD, Milgrom ML, Filo RS, Govani MV. Effect of steroids dosage on two cohorts of renal transplant recipients. Abstract presented at American Society of Nephrology Meeting, October-November 2002.

Govani MV, Osun K, Filo RS. Creatinine Reduction Ratio and 24-hour Urine Creatinine Excretion on Day Two: Simple and Objective Parameters to Define Delayed Graft Function. Abstract presented at American Society of Transplantation Meeting, May 2001.

Govani MV, AR Remmers et al. Efficacy of a single dose of Daclizumab (Zenapax) in renal transplant patients without delayed graft function (DGF): Preliminary results. 1999; 67:S154. (Abstract).

ME Fincher, BO Lightfoot, AL Mulloy, M Paulette, M Govani. "Growth Hormone (GH) does not attenuate Atrial Natriuretic Peptide release in conscious rats (Abstracts)." The Journal of American Society of Nephrology 1992; 3, 3:426.

Govani MV, Carlisle R. Congenital complete heart block in pregnancy. Paper read at The Second National Seminar on Cardiovascular Diseases held at Lusaka, Zambia in May, 1983.

Labs KH, Govani MV, Labs R. Normal ECG pattern in 500 Zambians. Paper read at The Second National Seminar on Cardiovascular Diseases held at Lusaka, Zambia in May 1983.