Our Latest Publications

  1. Zhu C, Hu S, Juriasingani S, Zheng H, Jiang J, Sener A, Whiteman M, Liu K, Zheng X. Supplementing preservation solution with mitochondria-targeted H2S donor AP39 protects cardiac grafts from prolonged cold ischemia reperfusion injury in heart transplantation. American Journal of Transplantation, 2019
  2. Garcia-Ochoa C, Feldman L, Nguan C, Monroy-Cuadros M, Arnold J, Boudville N, Dipchand C, Eng M, Gill J, Gourlay W, Karpinski M, Klarenbach S, Knight M, Knoll G, Lentine K, Lok C, Luke P, Prasad R, Sener A, Sontrop JM, Storsley L, Treleaven D, Garg AX. Perioperative complications during living donor nephrectomy: Results from a multicenter cohort study. Canadian Journal of Kidney Health and Disease, 2019
  3. Novel therapeutic strategies for renal graft preservation and their potential impact on the future of clinical transplantation. Juriasingani S, Akbari M, Luke PP, Sener A. Current Opinion in Organ Transplantation, 2019
  4. Aquil S, Olvera-Posada D, Aboalsamh G, Alenezi H, Tailly T, Luke PP, Sener A. Off-clamp partial nephrectomy: Initial experience using a novel transection device in an academic center. Current Opinion in Urology, 2019
  5. Akbari M, Saha MN, Telfer S, Ullah S, Mok A, McAlister V, Luke PP, Sener A. Reconstitution of T cells subsets following thymoglobulin induced depletion in high immunological risk and donation after cardiac death renal transplant recipients. Transplantation Proceedings, 2019
  6. Alharbi B, Aquil S, Navaratnam R, Sharma H, Luke PP, Sener A. Use of a muscle pump activator leads to improved lower limb edema, lower limb blood flow and urine output compared to standard TED stockings and compression devices following kidney transplantation: A randomized controlled trial. Transplant Proceedings, 2019
  7. Dawidek M, Aquil S, Alogaili R, Gabril M, Moussa M, Sener A, Luke PP. Renal Lymphangiectasia in the Transplanted Kidney: Case Series and Literature Review. Transplantation, 2019
  8. Aquil S, Alharbi B, Sharma H, Pacoli K, Luke PP, Sener A. The impact of a muscle pump activator on incisional wound healing compared to standard stockings and compression devices in kidney and kidney-pancreas transplant recipients: A randomized controlled trial. Canadian Urological Association Journal, 2019
  9. Law J, Ali O, Dobrin A, Brar H, Luke PP, Sener A. Significance of atypical urinary cytology in the evaluation of patients with end stage renal disease for kidney transplantation. Transplant International, 2019
  10. Chen J, Mikhail D, Sharma H, Jevnikar J, Cooper M, Luke PP, Sener A. Donor age is the most important predictor of long-term graft function in donation after cardiac death simultaneous pancreas-kidney transplantation: a retrospective study. American Journal of Surgery, 2019
  11. Stringer L, Morris H, Gan A, Sener A. Gone Girls: Where Are All the Women in Urology? Canadian Urological Association Journal, 2018
  12. Mann S, Sener A, Luke PP, Gunaratnam L. De novo nephrolithiasis causing acute renal transplant dysfunction. American Journal of Transplantation, 2018
  13. Wang P, Sener A, ForsterA, Chan E, Chahine S, Vergel De Dios J. Perceptions on competence by design in urology. Canadian Urological Association Journal, 2018
  14. Bhattacharjee RN, Ruthirakanthan A, Mohamed M, Mayer R, Luke S, Sharma H, Tun Abraham ME, Alharbi B, Haig A, Sener A, Luke PP. Comparison of temperatures for optimal preservation of kidneys during ex vivo oxygenated perfusion. Transplantation, 2018
  15. Leigh J, Shao P, Lobb I, Saha M, Van Goor H, Wang R, Sener A. Deficiencies in endogenous H2S production lead to impaired renal erythropoietin production: An evaluation in murine models and in patients with chronic kidney disease. Canadian Urological Association Journal, 2018
  16. Juriasingani, S, Akbari M, Chan JC, Whiteman M, Sener A. H2S supplementation: A novel method for successful organ preservation at sub-normothermic temperatures. Nitric Oxide, 2018
  17. Chan E, Sener A, McAlister VC, Luke, PPW. Orthotopic kidney transplantation in patients with diseased inferior vena cavas. Canadian Urological Association Journal, 2018
  18. Patel SVB, Sener A, Bhattacharjee RN, Luke PPW. Machine preservation of donor kidneys in transplantation. Translational Andrology and Urology, 2019
  19. Juriasingani S, Akbari M, Chan JY, Whiteman M, Sener A. H2S supplementation: A novel method for successful organ preservation at subnormothermic temperatures. Nitric Oxide [Epub ahead of print], 2018
  20. Ha SD, Solomon O, Akbari M, Sener A, Kim SO. Histone deacetylase 8 protects human proximal tubular epithelial cells from hypoxia-mimetic cobalt- and hypoxia/reoxygenation-induced mitochondrial fission and cytotoxicity. Sci Rep, 2018
  21. Luke PP, Aquil S, Alharbi B, Sharma H, Sener A. First Canadian experience with robotic laparoendoscopic single-site vs. standard laparoscopic living-donor nephrectomy: A prospective comparative study. Can Urol Assoc J [Epub ahead of print], 2018
  22. Mitrou N, Aquil S, Dion M, McAlister V, Sener A, Luke PP. Transplantation of pediatric renal allografts from donors less than 10 kg or younger than 8 months. American Journal of Transplantation, 2018.
  23. Ha S, Solomon O, Akbari M, Sener A, Kim SO. Histone deacetylase 8 protects human proximal tubular epithelial cells from the hypoxia-mimetic cobalt- and hypoxia/re-oxygenation-induced mitochondrial fission and cell death. Scientific Reports Nature, 2018.
  24. Luke PP, Aquil S, Alharbi B, Sharma H, Sener A. First Canadian Experience with Robotic Laparoendoscopic single-site vs Standard Laparoscopic living-donor nephrectomy: A Prospective Comparative Study. Canadian Urological Association Journal. 2018.
  25. Bhattacharjee RN, Mohamed M, Haig A, Aboalsamh G, Barrett P, Mayer R, Alhasan I, Pineda K, Jiang L, Alharbi B, Saha M, Patterson E, Jevnikar AM, Cepinskas G, Sener A, Luke, PP. CORM401 reduces ischemia reperfusion injury in an ex vivo renal porcine model of the donation after cardiac death. Transplantation, 2018.
  26. Lin S, Sener A. Daily therapy with a slow-releasing H2S donor GYY4137 enables early functional recovery and ameliorates renal injury associated with urinary obstruction. Nitric Oxide: Biology and Chemistry, 2018.
  27. Lin S, Juriasingani S, Sener A. Is hydrogen sulfide a potential novel therapy to prevent renal damage during ureteral obstruction? Nitric Oxide: Biology and Chemistry, 2017.
  28. North AC, Sener A, Franc-Guimond J, McNeil B, Schlossberg SM. Burnout in Urology- Findings from the 2016 AUA Annual Census. Urology Practice Journal, 2017.
  29. Morrow S, Roseheart H, Sener A, Welk B. Anti-cholinergic medications for bladder dysfunction may worsen cognition in persons with multiple sclerosis. Journal of Neurological Sciences, 2017.
  30. Dawidek MT, Chan E, Boyle SL, Sener A, Luke PP. Assessing time of full renal recovery following minimally invasive partial nephrectomy. Urology, 2017 .
  31. McGregor TB, Reikl B, Paraskavoas S, Sener A. Kidney paired donation and the unique challenges of kidney shipment in Canada. Canadian Journal of Surgery, 2017.
  32.  Olvera-Posada D, Aboalsmh G, Saha M, Lobb I, Sener A. Biochemical, histological and radiological benefits of off-clamp partial nephrectomy in a porcine model. Canadian Urological Association Journal, 2017.
  33. Olvera-Posada D, Aboalsamh G, Saha M, Lobb I, Sener A. Biochemical, histological and radiological benefits of off-clamp partial nephrectomy in a porcine model. Canadian Urological Association Journal, 2017.
  34. Dugbartey GJ, Bouma HR, Saha MN, Lobb I, Henning RH, Henning RH, Sener A. A stinky remedy in transplantation medicine: Is H2S therapy the future of organ preservation? Antioxidant and Redox Signaling, 2017.
  35. McGregor TB, Patel P, Sener A, Chan G. Vascular control during laparoscopic kidney donation. Canadian Urological Association Journal, 2017.
  36. Olvera-Posada D, Dayarathna T, Dion M, Alenezi H, Sener A, Denstedt JD, Pautler SE, Razvi H. KIM-1 is a Potential Urinary Biomarker of Obstruction: Results from a Prospective Cohort Study In Urological Patients. Journal of Endourology, 2016.
  37. Lobb I, Jiang J, Lian D, Liu W, Haig A, Wood ME, Whiteman M, Sener A. Hydrogen sulfide protects renal grafts against prolonged cold ischemia-reperfusion injury via specific mitochondrial actions. American Journal of Transplantation, 2017. ***Featured as Editorial commentary. Protecting mitochondria against ischemia reperfusion injury: A gassy solution? Hauet, T and Thuillier, R. American Journal of Transplantation, 2017.
  38. Yang G, Sener A, Ji Y, Pei Y, Pluth MD. Gasotransmitters in Biology and Medicine: Molecular Mechanisms and Drug Targets. Journal of Oxidative Medicine and Cellular Longevity, 2016.
  39. Ali O, Sener A. Optimal surgical strategies in living kidney donation. Canadian Urological Association Journal, 2016.
  40. Leigh J, Saha MN, Mok A, Champsi O, Wang R, Lobb I, Sener A. Hydrogen Sulfide Induced Erythropoietin Synthesis is Regulated by HIF Proteins. Journal of Urology, 2016.
  41. Aboalsamh G, Anderson P, Al-Abbassi A, McAlister V, Luke PW, Sener A. The effect of post-operative intravenous Heparin infusion on simultaneous kidney-pancreas transplant outcomes. Clinical Transplantation, 2016.
  42. Kwong J, Schiefer D, Aboalsamh G, Archambault J, Luke PP, Sener A. Optimal management of distal ureteric strictures following renal transplantation: a systematic review. Transplant International, 2016.
  43. Lin S, Visram F, Liu W, Haig A, Jiang J, Mok A, Lian D, Wood ME, Torregrossa R, Whiteman M, Lobb I, Sener A. GYY4137, a slow-releasing hydrogen sulfide donor, ameliorates renal damage associated with chronic obstructive uropathy. Journal of Urology, 2016.
  44. Law I, Rowe N, Archambault J, Nastois S, Sener A, Luke PP. First Canadian experience with robotic single-incision pyeloplasty: comparison with multi-incision technique. Canadian Urological Association Journal, 2016.
  45. Dugbartey GJ, Bouma HR, Lobb I, Sener A. Hydrogen sulfide: A novel nephron-protectant against cisplatin-induced renal toxicity. Nitric Oxide: Biology and Chemistry, 2016.
  46. Lobb I, Davison M, Carter D, Liu W, Haig A, Gunaratnam L, Sener A. Hydrogen sulphide treatment mitigates renal allograft ischemia reperfusion injury during cold storage and improves early transplant kidney function and survival following allogeneic renal transplantation. Journal of Urology, 2015.
  47. Dion MS, McGregor TB, McAlister VC, Luke PP, Sener A. Hypothermic machine perfusion improves Doppler ultrasonography resistive indices and long-term allograft function after renal transplantation: a single-centre analysis. British Journal of Urology International, 2015.
  48. Huynh MJ, Violette PD, Rowe NE, Weernink C, MacLean K, Sener A, Luke PP. Donation after circulatory death renal allografts-does donor age greater than 50 years affect recipient outcomes? Journal of Urology, 2015.
  49. Sonke E, Verrydt M, Lobb I, Mazzola C, Chambers A, Leong HS, Sener A. Inhibition of endogenous hydrogen sulphide production plays a role in the survival, growth and neovascularization of renal cell carcinoma tumors. Nitric Oxide: Biology and Chemistry, 2015.
  50. Ismail O, Zhang X, Haig A, Denker B, Sener A, Gunaratnam L. KIM-1 inhibits G-alpha 12 activation during ischemia reperfusion injury. American Journal of Pathology, 2015.
  51. Lobb I, Sonke E, Aboalsamh G, Sener A. Hydrogen sulphide and the kidney: important roles in renal physiology and pathogenesis and treatment of kidney injury and disease. Nitric Oxide: Biology and Chemistry, 2015.
  52. Dion M, Rowe N, Shum J, Weernink C, Felbel S, McAlister V, Sener A, Luke PPW. Donation after cardiac death pediatric en-bloc renal transplantation. Journal of Urology, 2015.
  53. Cristea O, Yanko D, Felbel S, House A, Sener A, Luke PPW. Maximal kidney length predicts need for native nephrectomy in ADPKD patients undergoing renal transplantation. Canadian Urological Association Journal, 2014.
  54. Lobb I, Zhu J, Liu W, Haig A, Lan Z, Sener A. Hydrogen sulfide treatment ameliorates long-term renal dysfunction resulting from prolonged warm renal ischemia-reperfusion injury. Canadian Urological Association Journal, 2014.
  55. Jiang AT, BHSc, Rowe N, Sener A, Luke P. Simultaneous pancreas-kidney transplantation: The role in the treatment of type 1 diabetes and end-stage renal disease. Canadian Urological Association Journal, 2014.
  56. Tatzel S, Sener A. Persistent dry cough: an unusual presentation of renal cell carcinoma. Canadian Medical Association Journal, 2014.
  57. Fahmy N, Sener A, Sabbisetti V, Nott L, Lang RM, Welk B, Mendez-Probst CE, Macphee RA, Vaneerdewijk S, Cadieux PA, Bonventre J, Razvi H. Urinary Expression of Novel Tissue Markers of Kidney Injury Following Ureteroscopy, Shock Wave Lithotripsy and in Normal Healthy Controls. Journal of Endourology, 2013.
  58. Sener A, Tran KC, Deng JP, Garcia B, Lan Z, Liu W, Sun T, Arp J, Salna M, Acott P, Cepinskas G, Jevnikar AM, Luke PP. Carbon monoxide releasing molecules inhibit cell death resulting from renal transplantation related stress. Journal of Urology, 2013.
  59. Lee L, Gunaratnam L, Sener A. Transplant renal artery stenosis secondary to mechanical compression from polycystic kidney disease: A case report. Canadian Urological Association Journal, 2013.
  60. Dion M, Cristea O, Langford S, Luke PP, Sener A. Debilitating lower urinary tract symptoms in the post-renal transplant population can be predicted pre-transplantation. Transplantation, 2013.
  61. McGregor TB, Bathini V, McAlister VC, Luke PPW, Sener A. Renal perfusion pump vs cold storage for donation after cardiac death kidneys: a systematic review. Journal of Urology, 2012. ***Featured in com “Perfusion pump better than cold storage for DCD kidneys for transplant”
  62. Zhu J XG, Kalbfleisch M, Bihari R, Lobb I, Davison M, Hwang J, Mok A, Lawendy A, Sener A. Real-time protective effects of supplemental hydrogen sulphide against prolonged warm renal ischemia-reperfusion injury. British Journal of Urology International, 2012. ***Featured in Research Highlights section of Nature Reviews Urology, 2012.
  63. Lobb I, Mok A, Lan Z, Liu W, Garcia B, Sener A. Supplemental hydrogen sulphide protects transplant kidney function and prolongs recipient survival after prolonged cold ischaemia-reperfusion injury by mitigating renal graft apoptosis and inflammation. British Journal of Urology International, 2012.
  64. Warren J, Jones E, Sener A, Drage M, Taqi A, Griffin S, Watson C, Luke PP. Should peritoneal dialysis catheters be removed at the time of kidney transplantation? Canadian Urology Association Journal, 2012.
  65. Zhu JXG, Gabril MY, Sener A. A rare case of recurrent urinary obstruction and acute renal failure from cystitis cystica et glandularis. Canadian Urology Association Journal, 2012.
  66. Sener A, Khakhar AK, Nguan CY, House AA, Jevnikar AM, Luke PP. Early but not late allograft nephrectomy reduces allosensitization after transplant failure. Canadian Urology Association Journal, 2011.
  67. Suson KD, Sausville JE, Sener A, Phelan MW. Native nephrectomy for renal cell carcinoma in transplant recipients. Transplantation, 2011. ***Featured as article of interest in Urological Survey: Renal Transplantation and Reno-vascular Hypertension, Journal of Urology, 2011
  68. Touma NJ, Sener A, Caumartin Y, Warren J, Nguan CY, Luke PP. Extracapsular versus intra-capsular allograft nephrectomy: impact on allosensitization and surgical outcomes. Canadian Urological Association Journal, 2011.
  69. Sener A, Cooper M, Bartlett ST. Is there a role for pancreas transplantation in type 2 diabetes mellitus? Transplantation, 2010.
  70. Mendez-Probst CE, Fernandez-Carreno A, Erdeljan P, Sener A, Vanjecek M, Cadieux PA, Razvi H. The effect of surrounding fluid medium on stone fragmentation during shockwave lithotripsy. Journal of Urology, 2010.
  71. Sener A, Uberoi V, Bartlett ST, Kramer AC, Phelan MW. Living-donor renal transplantation of grafts with incidental renal masses after ex-vivo partial nephrectomy. British Journal of Urology International, 2009.
  72. Sener A, Tang AL, Farber DL. Memory T-cell predominance following T-cell depletional therapy derives from homeostatic expansion of naive T cells. American Journal of Transplantation, 2009.
  73. Sener A, Schweitzer EJ, Munivenkatappa R, Cooper M, Bartlett ST, Philosophe B, Barth RN. Geriatric recipients of deceased donor renal transplant demonstrate equal graft survival to non-geriatric populations. Transplantation, 2009.
  74. Sener A, Bella AJ, Nguan C, Luke PP, House AA. Focal segmental glomerular sclerosis in renal transplant recipients: predicting early disease recurrence may prolong allograft function. Clinical Transplantation, 2009.
  75. Nguan CY, Sener A, Karnik V, Caumartin Y, House AA, McAlister VC, Luke PP. Perfusion of renal allografts with verapamil improves graft function. Transplantation, 2008.
  76. Sener A, Cooper M. Live donor nephrectomy for kidney transplantation. Nature Clinical Practice Urology, 2008.
  77. Bella AJ, Sener A, Foell K, Brock GB. Nonpalpable scarring of the penile septum as a cause of erectile dysfunction: an atypical form of Peyronie’s disease. Journal of Sexual Medicine, 2007.
  78. Sener A, Pautler S. Robotics and surgical innovation. Journal of Minimally Invasive Gynecology, 2006.
  79. Sener A, Chew B, Duvdevani M, Brock GB, Vilos G, Pautler S. Combined transurethral and laparoscopic partial cystectomy and robot-assisted bladder repair for the treatment of bladder endometrioma. Journal of Minimally Invasive Gynecology, 2006.
  80. Touma NJ, Chin JL, Bella AJ, Sener A, Izawa JI. Location of a Positive Biopsy as a Predictor of Surgical Margin Status and Extra-Prostatic Disease in Radical Prostatectomy. British Journal of Urology,
  81. Smith FG, Van der Velde L, Sener A. Nitric oxide modulates renal vasoconstrictor effect of endothelin-1 in conscious lambs. Pediatric Nephrology, 2005.
  82. Sener A, Jevnikar AM, McAlister VC, Muirhead . Boudville N, Rehman F, House AA, Luke PPW. BK virus associated nephropathy treated with intravenous immunoglobulin: a one-year follow-up of renal allograft recipients. Transplantation, 2005.
  83. Sener A, Razvi H. Prostatitis: clinical features of various disease syndromes. Parkhurst Exchange, 2005.
  84. McAlister VC, Sener A. Demarcated truncal jaundice: a sign of retroperitoneal bile leakage. Annals of Internal Medicine,
  85. Sener A, Bella AJ, Wehrli B, Bramwell V, Izawa JI. Retroperitoneal liposarcoma and Li-Fraumeni syndrome: a case report and discussion of management strategies. UroOncology, 2004.
  86. Smith FG, Sener A, Basati R, Abu-Amarah I. Renal responses to hemorrhage are age-dependent in conscious sheep. Journal of Applied Physiology, 2004.
  87. Smith FG, Nohara N, Patel A, Sener A. Endothelin-1 produces no renal vasoconstriction in conscious newborn lambs. Pediatric Nephrology,
  88. Sener A, Smith FG. Glomerular and tubular responses to NG-nitro-L-arginine methyl ester are age dependent in conscious lambs. American Journal of Physiology (Regulatory, Integrative and Comparative Physiology), 2002.
  89. Sener A, Smith FG. Age-dependent renal hemodynamic effects of NG-nitro-L-arginine methyl ester in conscious lambs. Pediatric Nephrology, 2001.
  90. Sener A, Smith FG. Nitric oxide modulates the arterial baroreflex control of heart rate in conscious lambs in an age-dependent manner. American Journal of Physiology (Heart and Circulatory Physiology), 2001.
  91. Smith FG, Sener A, Hyland P. Chronic furosemide treatment alters renal responses to furosemide in conscious lambs. Pediatric Nephrology, 2000.
  92. Smith FG, Basati R, Sener A, Abu-Amarah I. Renin and heart rate responses to hemorrhage are age dependent in conscious lambs. Experimental Physiology, 2000.
  93. Sener A, Smith FG. Acetylcholine chloride and renal hemodynamics during postnatal maturation in conscious lambs. Journal of Applied Physiology, 1999.
  94. Sener A, Smith FG. Dose-dependent effects of nitric oxide synthase inhibition on systemic and renal hemodynamics in conscious lambs. Canadian Journal of Physiology & Pharmacology, 1999.