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Reza Abdi, M.D.

TitleAssociate Professor of Medicine
InstitutionBrigham and Women's Hospital
DepartmentMedicine
AddressBrigham and Womens Hospital
Transplant Research Center
221 Longwood Ave
Boston MA 02115
Phone617/732-5259
Fax617/732-5254

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  1. Azzi J, Skartsis N, Mounayar M, Magee CN, Batal I, Ting C, Moore R, Riella LV, Ohori S, Abdoli R, Smith B, Fiorina P, Heathcote D, Bakhos T, Ashton-Rickardt PG, Abdi R. Serine protease inhibitor 6 plays a critical role in protecting murine granzyme B-producing regulatory T cells. J Immunol. 2013 Sep 1; 191(5):2319-27.
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  2. Zandi-Nejad K, Takakura A, Jurewicz M, Chandraker AK, Offermanns S, Mount D, Abdi R. The role of HCA2 (GPR109A) in regulating macrophage function. FASEB J. 2013 Nov; 27(11):4366-74.
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  3. Riella LV, Yang J, Chock S, Safa K, Magee CN, Vanguri V, Elyaman W, Lahoud Y, Yagita H, Abdi R, Najafian N, Medina-Pestana JO, Chandraker A. Jagged2-signaling promotes IL-6-dependent transplant rejection. Eur J Immunol. 2013 Jun; 43(6):1449-58.
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  4. Sadeghieh Ahari S, Nikpou H, Molavi P, Abdi R, Amani F, Shirinzadeh B. An investigation of duration of untreated psychosis and the affecting factors. J Psychiatr Ment Health Nurs. 2014 Feb; 21(1):87-92.
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  5. Vergani A, Tezza S, D'Addio F, Fotino C, Liu K, Niewczas M, Bassi R, Molano RD, Kleffel S, Petrelli A, Soleti A, Ammirati E, Frigerio M, Visner G, Grassi F, Ferrero ME, Corradi D, Abdi R, Ricordi C, Sayegh MH, Pileggi A, Fiorina P. Long-Term Heart Transplant Survival by Targeting the Ionotropic Purinergic Receptor P2X7. Circulation. 2013 Jan 29; 127(4):463-75.
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  6. Mikaeili N, Barahmand U, Abdi R. The prevalence of different kinds of child abuse and the characteristics that differentiate abused from nonabused male adolescents. J Interpers Violence. 2013 Mar; 28(5):975-96.
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  7. Lee BT, Kumar V, Williams TA, Abdi R, Bernhardy A, Dyer C, Conte S, Genovese G, Ross MD, Friedman DJ, Gaston R, Milford E, Pollak MR, Chandraker A. The APOL1 genotype of African American kidney transplant recipients does not impact 5-year allograft survival. Am J Transplant. 2012 Jul; 12(7):1924-8.
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  8. Tang L, Azzi J, Kwon M, Mounayar M, Tong R, Yin Q, Moore R, Skartsis N, Fan TM, Abdi R, Cheng J. Immunosuppressive Activity of Size-Controlled PEG-PLGA Nanoparticles Containing Encapsulated Cyclosporine A. J Transplant. 2012; 2012:896141.
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  9. Azzi J, Moore RF, Elyaman W, Mounayar M, El Haddad N, Yang S, Jurewicz M, Takakura A, Petrelli A, Fiorina P, Ruckle T, Abdi R. The novel therapeutic effect of phosphoinositide 3-kinase-? inhibitor AS605240 in autoimmune diabetes. Diabetes. 2012 Jun; 61(6):1509-18.
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  10. Ahari SS, Habibzadeh S, Yousefi M, Amani F, Abdi R. Community based needs assessment in an urban area: a participatory action research project. BMC Public Health. 2012; 12:161.
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  11. Farhoudi M, Abedi Azar S, Abdi R. Brain hemodynamics in patients with end-stage renal disease between hemodialysis sessions. Iran J Kidney Dis. 2012 Mar; 6(2):110-3.
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  12. Abdi R, Sandroni S, Tolouian R. The inception and formation of the theory of hyperfiltration through the ages. Iran J Kidney Dis. 2012 Mar; 6(2):94-7.
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  13. Ting C, Alterovitz G, Merlob A, Abdi R. Genomic studies of GVHD-lessons learned thus far. Bone Marrow Transplant. 2013 Jan; 48(1):4-9.
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  14. Covassin L, Laning J, Abdi R, Langevin DL, Phillips NE, Shultz LD, Brehm MA. Human peripheral blood CD4 T cell-engrafted non-obese diabetic-scid IL2r?(null) H2-Ab1 (tm1Gru) Tg (human leucocyte antigen D-related 4) mice: a mouse model of human allogeneic graft-versus-host disease. Clin Exp Immunol. 2011 Nov; 166(2):269-80.
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  15. Ueno T, Yamada A, Ito T, Yeung MY, Gorbatov R, Shimizu T, Abdi R, Sayegh MH, Auchincloss H, Najafian N. Role of nuclear factor of activated T cell (NFAT) transcription factors in skin and vascularized cardiac allograft rejection. Transplantation. 2011 Sep 15; 92(5):e26-7.
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  16. El Haddad N, Moore R, Heathcote D, Mounayar M, Azzi J, Mfarrej B, Batal I, Ting C, Atkinson M, Sayegh MH, Ashton-Rickardt PG, Abdi R. The novel role of SERPINB9 in cytotoxic protection of human mesenchymal stem cells. J Immunol. 2011 Sep 1; 187(5):2252-60.
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  17. Narimani M, Sadeghieh Ahari S, Abdi R. Epidemiological survey of mental disorders in urban regions of Ardabil province (Iran). J Psychiatr Ment Health Nurs. 2011 May; 18(4):368-73.
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  18. Jurewicz M, Ueno T, Azzi J, Tanaka K, Murayama T, Yang S, Sayegh MH, Niimi M, Abdi R. Donor antioxidant strategy prolongs cardiac allograft survival by attenuating tissue dendritic cell immunogenicity(†). Am J Transplant. 2011 Feb; 11(2):348-55.
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  19. Fiorina P, Jurewicz M, Vergani A, Petrelli A, Carvello M, D'Addio F, Godwin JG, Law K, Wu E, Tian Z, Thoma G, Kovarik J, La Rosa S, Capella C, Rodig S, Zerwes HG, Sayegh MH, Abdi R. Targeting the CXCR4-CXCL12 axis mobilizes autologous hematopoietic stem cells and prolongs islet allograft survival via programmed death ligand 1. J Immunol. 2011 Jan 1; 186(1):121-31.
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  20. El Haddad N, Heathcote D, Moore R, Yang S, Azzi J, Mfarrej B, Atkinson M, Sayegh MH, Lee JS, Ashton-Rickardt PG, Abdi R. Mesenchymal stem cells express serine protease inhibitor to evade the host immune response. Blood. 2011 Jan 27; 117(4):1176-83.
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  21. Aghamohammadi-Kalkhoran M, Karimollahi M, Abdi R. Iranian staff nurses' attitudes toward nursing students. Nurse Educ Today. 2011 Jul; 31(5):477-81.
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  22. Jurewicz M, Yang S, Augello A, Godwin JG, Moore RF, Azzi J, Fiorina P, Atkinson M, Sayegh MH, Abdi R. Congenic mesenchymal stem cell therapy reverses hyperglycemia in experimental type 1 diabetes. Diabetes. 2010 Dec; 59(12):3139-47.
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  23. Vergani A, D'Addio F, Jurewicz M, Petrelli A, Watanabe T, Liu K, Law K, Schuetz C, Carvello M, Orsenigo E, Deng S, Rodig SJ, Ansari JM, Staudacher C, Abdi R, Williams J, Markmann J, Atkinson M, Sayegh MH, Fiorina P. A novel clinically relevant strategy to abrogate autoimmunity and regulate alloimmunity in NOD mice. Diabetes. 2010 Sep; 59(9):2253-64.
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  24. Fiorina P, Pietramaggiori G, Scherer SS, Jurewicz M, Mathews JC, Vergani A, Thomas G, Orsenigo E, Staudacher C, La Rosa S, Capella C, Carothers A, Zerwes HG, Luzi L, Abdi R, Orgill DP. The mobilization and effect of endogenous bone marrow progenitor cells in diabetic wound healing. Cell Transplant. 2010; 19(11):1369-81.
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  25. Grafals M, Kamal L, Chung D, Abdi R. Gene polymorphisms in renal transplantation. Semin Nephrol. 2010 Jul; 30(4):418-25.
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  26. Azzi J, Tang L, Moore R, Tong R, El Haddad N, Akiyoshi T, Mfarrej B, Yang S, Jurewicz M, Ichimura T, Lindeman N, Cheng J, Abdi R. Polylactide-cyclosporin A nanoparticles for targeted immunosuppression. FASEB J. 2010 Oct; 24(10):3927-38.
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  27. Gabardi S, Waikar SS, Martin S, Roberts K, Chen J, Borgi L, Sheashaa H, Dyer C, Malek SK, Tullius SG, Vadivel N, Grafals M, Abdi R, Najafian N, Milford E, Chandraker A. Evaluation of fluoroquinolones for the prevention of BK viremia after renal transplantation. Clin J Am Soc Nephrol. 2010 Jul; 5(7):1298-304.
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  28. Jurewicz M, Takakura A, Augello A, Naini SM, Ichimura T, Zandi-Nejad K, Abdi R. Ischemic injury enhances dendritic cell immunogenicity via TLR4 and NF-kappa B activation. J Immunol. 2010 Mar 15; 184(6):2939-48.
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  29. McDermott DH, Conway SE, Wang T, Ricklefs SM, Agovi MA, Porcella SF, Tran HT, Milford E, Spellman S, Abdi R. Donor and recipient chemokine receptor CCR5 genotype is associated with survival after bone marrow transplantation. Blood. 2010 Mar 18; 115(11):2311-8.
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  30. Azzi J, Geara AS, El-Sayegh S, Abdi R. Immunological aspects of pancreatic islet cell transplantation. Expert Rev Clin Immunol. 2010 Jan; 6(1):111-24.
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  31. Conway SE, Abdi R. Immunoregulatory gene polymorphisms and graft-versus-host disease. Expert Rev Clin Immunol. 2009 Sep; 5(5):523-34.
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  32. Geara AS, Azzi J, Jurewicz M, Abdi R. The renin-angiotensin system: an old, newly discovered player in immunoregulation. Transplant Rev (Orlando). 2009 Jul; 23(3):151-8.
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  33. Fiorina P, Jurewicz M, Augello A, Vergani A, Dada S, La Rosa S, Selig M, Godwin J, Law K, Placidi C, Smith RN, Capella C, Rodig S, Adra CN, Atkinson M, Sayegh MH, Abdi R. Immunomodulatory function of bone marrow-derived mesenchymal stem cells in experimental autoimmune type 1 diabetes. J Immunol. 2009 Jul 15; 183(2):993-1004.
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  34. Ueno T, Tanaka K, Jurewicz M, Murayama T, Guleria I, Fiorina P, Paez JC, Augello A, Vergani A, Wong M, Smith RN, Abdi R. Divergent role of donor dendritic cells in rejection versus tolerance of allografts. J Am Soc Nephrol. 2009 Mar; 20(3):535-44.
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  35. Paolo Fiorina, Mollie Jurewicz, Andrea Augello, Andrea Vergani, Shirine Dada, Stefano La Rosa, Martin Selig, Jonathan Godwin, Kenneth Law, Claudia Placidi, R. Neal Smith, Carlo Capella, Scott Rodig, Chaker N. Adra, Mark Atkinson, Mohamed H. Sayegh and Reza Abdi . Immunomodulatory function of bone marrow-derived mesenchymal stem cells in experimental autoimmune type 1 diabetes. Journal of Immunology- In press. 2009.
  36. Fiorina P, Vergani A, Dada S, Jurewicz M, Wong M, Law K, Wu E, Tian Z, Abdi R, Guleria I, Rodig S, Dunussi-Joannopoulos K, Bluestone J, Sayegh MH. Targeting CD22 reprograms B-cells and reverses autoimmune diabetes. Diabetes. 2008 Nov; 57(11):3013-24.
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  37. Abdi R, Fiorina P, Adra CN, Atkinson M, Sayegh MH. Immunomodulation by mesenchymal stem cells: a potential therapeutic strategy for type 1 diabetes. Diabetes. 2008 Jul; 57(7):1759-67.
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  38. Fiorina P, Jurewicz M, Vergani A, Augello A, Paez J, Ricchiuti V, Tchipachvili V, Sayegh MH, Abdi R. Phenotypic and functional differences between wild-type and CCR2-/- dendritic cells: implications for islet transplantation. Transplantation. 2008 Apr 15; 85(7):1030-8.
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  39. Fiorina P, Vergani A, Petrelli A, D'Addio F, Monti L, Abdi R, Bosi E, Maffi P, Secchi A. Metabolic and immunological features of the failing islet-transplanted patient. Diabetes Care. 2008 Mar; 31(3):436-8.
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  40. Chandrakantan A, McDermott DH, Tran HT, Jurewicz M, Gallon L, Gaston R, Milford E, Abdi R. Role of beta3 integrin in acute renal allograft rejection in humans. Clin J Am Soc Nephrol. 2007 Nov; 2(6):1268-73.
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  41. Izawa A, Ueno T, Jurewicz M, Ito T, Tanaka K, Takahashi M, Ikeda U, Sobolev O, Fiorina P, Smith RN, Hynes RO, Abdi R. Importance of donor- and recipient-derived selectins in cardiac allograft rejection. J Am Soc Nephrol. 2007 Nov; 18(11):2929-36.
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  42. Smith RN, Ueno T, Ito T, Tanaka K, Shea SP, Abdi R. Chemokines and chronic heart allograft rejection. Transplantation. 2007 Aug 15; 84(3):442-4.
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  43. Izawa A, Yamaura K, Albin MJ, Jurewicz M, Tanaka K, Clarkson MR, Ueno T, Habicht A, Freeman GJ, Yagita H, Abdi R, Pearson T, Greiner DL, Sayegh MH, Najafian N. A novel alloantigen-specific CD8+PD1+ regulatory T cell induced by ICOS-B7h blockade in vivo. J Immunol. 2007 Jul 15; 179(2):786-96.
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  44. Lacy-Hulbert A, Ueno T, Ito T, Jurewicz M, Izawa A, Smith RN, Chase CM, Tanaka K, Fiorina P, Russell PS, Auchincloss H, Sayegh MH, Hynes RO, Abdi R. Beta 3 integrins regulate lymphocyte migration and cytokine responses in heart transplant rejection. Am J Transplant. 2007 May; 7(5):1080-90.
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  45. Jurewicz M, McDermott DH, Sechler JM, Tinckam K, Takakura A, Carpenter CB, Milford E, Abdi R. Human T and natural killer cells possess a functional renin-angiotensin system: further mechanisms of angiotensin II-induced inflammation. J Am Soc Nephrol. 2007 Apr; 18(4):1093-102.
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  46. Fiorina P, Jurewicz M, Tanaka K, Behazin N, Augello A, Vergani A, von Andrian UH, Von Adrian U, Smith NR, Sayegh MH, Abdi R. Characterization of donor dendritic cells and enhancement of dendritic cell efflux with CC-chemokine ligand 21: a novel strategy to prolong islet allograft survival. Diabetes. 2007 Apr; 56(4):912-20.
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  47. Ghaiem-Hasankhani E, Peivani MT, Abdi R. Anterolateral fracture-dislocation of lumbosacral junction. Arch Iran Med. 2006 Oct; 9(4):422-5.
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  48. Fiorina P, Ansari MJ, Jurewicz M, Barry M, Ricchiuti V, Smith RN, Shea S, Means TK, Auchincloss H, Luster AD, Sayegh MH, Abdi R. Role of CXC chemokine receptor 3 pathway in renal ischemic injury. J Am Soc Nephrol. 2006 Mar; 17(3):716-23.
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  49. Abdi R, Brenner BM. Impact of renin angiotensin system blockade on renal function in health and disease: an end or a beginning? Semin Nephrol. 2004 Mar; 24(2):141-6.
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  50. Abdi R, Means TK, Ito T, Smith RN, Najafian N, Jurewicz M, Tchipachvili V, Charo I, Auchincloss H, Sayegh MH, Luster AD. Differential role of CCR2 in islet and heart allograft rejection: tissue specificity of chemokine/chemokine receptor function in vivo. J Immunol. 2004 Jan 15; 172(2):767-75.
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  51. Ansari MJ, Abdi R. Emerging immunomodulatory therapies targeting the co-stimulatory pathways for the prevention of transplant rejection. IDrugs. 2003 Oct; 6(10):964-9.
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  52. Makhlouf L, Yamada A, Ito T, Abdi R, Ansari MJ, Khuong CQ, Winn HJ, Auchincloss H, Sayegh MH. Allorecognition and effector pathways of islet allograft rejection in normal versus nonobese diabetic mice. J Am Soc Nephrol. 2003 Aug; 14(8):2168-75.
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  53. Abdi R, Dong VM, Rubel JR, Kittur D, Marshall F, Racusen LC. Correlation between glomerular size and long-term renal function in patients with substantial loss of renal mass. J Urol. 2003 Jul; 170(1):42-4.
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  54. Dong VM, McDermott DH, Abdi R. Chemokines and diseases. Eur J Dermatol. 2003 May-Jun; 13(3):224-30.
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  55. Abdi R, Means TK, Luster AD. Chemokines in islet allograft rejection. Diabetes Metab Res Rev. 2003 May-Jun; 19(3):186-90.
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  56. Abdi R, Brenner MB. The Nephropathy of Type 2 Diabetes: New Directions for Diagnosis and Treatment. Mogensen CE, ed. The Nephropathy of Type 2 Diabetes. 2003; 1-4.
  57. Makhlouf L, Kishimoto K, Smith RN, Abdi R, Koulmanda M, Winn HJ, Auchincloss H, Sayegh MH. The role of autoimmunity in islet allograft destruction: major histocompatibility complex class II matching is necessary for autoimmune destruction of allogeneic islet transplants after T-cell costimulatory blockade. Diabetes. 2002 Nov; 51(11):3202-10.
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  58. Rubel JR, Milford EL, Abdi R. Cutaneous neoplasms in renal transplant recipients. Eur J Dermatol. 2002 Nov-Dec; 12(6):532-5.
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  59. Abdi R, Dong VM, Lee CJ, Ntoso KA. Angiotensin II receptor blocker-associated angioedema: on the heels of ACE inhibitor angioedema. Pharmacotherapy. 2002 Sep; 22(9):1173-5.
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  60. Abdi R, Smith RN, Makhlouf L, Najafian N, Luster AD, Auchincloss H, Sayegh MH. The role of CC chemokine receptor 5 (CCR5) in islet allograft rejection. Diabetes. 2002 Aug; 51(8):2489-95.
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  61. Abdi R, Tran TB, Sahagun-Ruiz A, Murphy PM, Brenner BM, Milford EL, McDermott DH. Chemokine receptor polymorphism and risk of acute rejection in human renal transplantation. J Am Soc Nephrol. 2002 Mar; 13(3):754-8.
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  62. Abdi R, Tran TB, Zee R, Brenner BM, Milford EL. Angiotensin gene polymorphism as a determinant of posttransplantation renal dysfunction and hypertension. Transplantation. 2001 Aug 27; 72(4):726-9.
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  63. Nadasdy T, Abdi R, Pitha J, Slakey D, Racusen L. Diffuse glomerular basement membrane lamellation in renal allografts from pediatric donors to adult recipients. Am J Surg Pathol. 1999 Apr; 23(4):437-42.
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  64. Abdi R, Chavin K, Nadasdy T. Nodular glomerulosclerosis in a renal allograft of a non-diabetic recipient. Nephrol Dial Transplant. 1999 Feb; 14(2):493-6.
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  65. Abdi R, Slakey D, Kittur D, Burdick J, Racusen L. Baseline glomerular size as a predictor of function in human renal transplantation. Transplantation. 1998 Aug 15; 66(3):329-33.
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  66. Abdi R, Slakey D, Kittur D, Racusen LC. Heterogeneity of glomerular size in normal donor kidneys: impact of race. Am J Kidney Dis. 1998 Jul; 32(1):43-6.
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  67. Abdi R, Brenner MB. Discovery of the Unique Renoprotective Properties of ACE Inhibitor. Nicholls MG, ed. 100 years of the renin angiotensin system. 1998; (1):1371-1375.
  68. Abdi R, Rahbar K, Asadian H. Report of two cases of Bartter's syndrome in one family with three-year follow-up. Clin Nephrol. 1994 Aug; 42(2):140.
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