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Saudi Journal of Kidney Diseases and Transplantation
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Year : 2010  |  Volume : 21  |  Issue : 3  |  Page : 417-420
Ramadan fasting and transplantation: Current knowledge and what we still need to know


1 Baqiyatallah Research Center for Gastroenterology and Liver Diseases, Baqiyatallah University of Medical Sciences, Tehran, Iran
2 Dr. Taheri Medical Research Group, Tehran, Iran

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Hossein Khedmat
Baqiyatallah Research Center for Gastroenterology and Liver Diseases, Baqiyatallah Hospital, Mullasadra St, P.O. Box 14155-6437 Postal code: 1435915371, Tehran
Iran
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Ramadan fasting is one of the most appreciated Islamic rituals in Islamic culture. Although non-healthy as well as weak people are allowed not to fast in this month, some trans­plant recipient patients are willing to fast but are concerned about adverse effects on their health. Due to answering this question, a number of studies have been conducted. In this literature review we review the existing data on this issue and attempt to reach to a conclusion on what we know and what we still need to know.


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