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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28717429/circulating-concentrations-of-interleukin-il-17-in-patients-with-multiple-sclerosis-evaluation-of-the-effects-of-gender-treatment-disease-patterns-and-il-23-receptor-gene-polymorphisms
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Seyed Ali Ghaffari, Maryam Nemati, Hossain Hajghani, Hossainali Ebrahimi, Abdolkarim Sheikhi, Abdollah Jafarzadeh
Background: Interleukin (IL)-17/IL-23 axis performs a prominent role in the pathogenesis of several autoimmune disorders. This study aimed to investigate the concentrations of IL-17 in patients with multiple sclerosis (MS) and its relationship with gender, medication, disease forms and single nucleotide polymorphisms (SNP) in IL-23R gene, including rs11209026 and rs1004819. Methods: The blood specimens were obtained from 135 healthy individuals and 135 MS patients. The patients exhibited relapsing-remitting (RRMS; n = 65), primary progressive (PPMS; n = 19), secondary progressive (SPMS; n = 35) or progressive relapsing (PRMS; n = 14) MS...
January 5, 2017: Iranian Journal of Neurology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28698747/association-among-thyroid-dysfunction-asthma-allergic-rhinitis-and-eczema-in-children-with-alopecia-areata
#2
Javad Ghaffari, Ghasem Rahmatpour Rokni, Armaghan Kazeminejad, Hosein Abedi
BACKGROUND: Alopecia areata is a non-scarring hair loss, which typically starts quickly. Atopy is one of the possible predisposing risk factors for this condition. AIM: This study aimed to evaluate the prevalence of thyroid disease, atopic dermatitis and allergic diseases in children with alopecia areata and compare the results with healthy individuals. METHODS: This case-control study was conducted on 50 patients with alopecia areata, diagnosed by a dermatologist, and 150 healthy individuals as the control group...
June 15, 2017: Open Access Macedonian Journal of Medical Sciences
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28672766/the-value-of-peripheral-blood-eosinophil-count-in-predicting-in-stent-restenosis-in-patients-with-stable-angina-pectoris-undergoing-drug-eluting-stenting
#3
Reza Hajizadeh, Samad Ghaffari, Ahmad Separham, Behrouz Shokouhi, Hadiseh Kavandi, Leili Pourafkari, Nader D Nader
INTRODUCTION: In-stent restenosis (ISR) remains a major limitation of percutaneous coronary intervention (PCI). A role for peripheral blood cells as major regulators of immune and inflammatory systems has been proposed. We aim to evaluate the relationship between eosinophil count and development of restenosis after drug-eluting stent (DES) implantation. METHODS: In this prospective study, all consecutive patients undergoing elective DES implantation for chronic stable angina (CSA) in a university-affiliated heart center within a 6-month period were enrolled and followed for another 6 months...
June 23, 2017: Romanian Journal of Internal Medicine, Revue Roumaine de Médecine Interne
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28670893/osteopontin-b-and-c-isoforms-molecular-candidates-associated-with-leukemic-stem-cell-chemoresistance-in-acute-myeloid-leukemia
#4
Akram Mirzaei, Saeed Mohammadi, Seyed H Ghaffari, Mohsen Nikbakht, Davood Bashash, Kamran Alimoghaddam, Ardeshir Ghavamzadeh
Despite impressive advances in therapeutic approaches, long-term survival with acute myeloid leukemia (AML) is low as a result of treatment resistance and frequent relapse. Among multitude oncogenic proteins involved in acquisition of a chemo-resistanr phenotype, osteopontin (OPN) recently has attracted marked attention. In spite of the well-defined association between OPN expression and cure rate with solid tumors, there is a scarcity of information on any role of this protein in AML cases. Based on the critical role of OPN in cell survival, it seems reasonable to hypothesize that isoform expression levels may impact on regulation of apoptosis in AML cells in response to conventional chemotherapeutic drugs and its relation to relapse...
June 25, 2017: Asian Pacific Journal of Cancer Prevention: APJCP
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28661127/challenges-in-dna-delivery-and-recent-advances-in-multifunctional-polymeric-dna-delivery-systems
#5
Bingyang Shi, Meng Zheng, Wei Tao, Roger Chung, Dayong Jin, Dariush Ghaffari, Omid C Farokhzad
After more than 20 years of intensive investigations, gene therapy has become one of the most promising strategies for treating genetic diseases. However, the lack of ideal delivery systems has limited the clinical realization of gene therapy's tremendous potential, especially for DNA-based gene therapy. Over the past decade, considerable advances have been made in the application of polymer-based DNA delivery systems for gene therapy, especially through multifunctional systems. The core concept behind multifunctional polymeric DNA delivery systems is to endow one single DNA carrier, via materials engineering and surface modification, with several active functions, e...
July 14, 2017: Biomacromolecules
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28659987/the-potential-role-of-naltrexone-in-borderline-personality-disorder
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Azadeh Moghaddas, Mehrnoush Dianatkhah, Saba Ghaffari, Padideh Ghaeli
Objective: Management of borderline personality disorder (BPD) is a difficult challenge due to the complex features of this disorder. This article reviews the use of naltrexone in the treatment of BPD. Method: Published articles and clinical trials were searched in Google Scholar, MedLine, ELSEVIER, and Cochrane database of systematic reviews abstracts in English language between 1990 and 2017. Results: Naltrexone (NTX), a nonspecific competitive opiate antagonist, has been noted to be helpful in controlling self-injurious behavior (SIB) and dissociative symptoms in patients with BPD...
April 2017: Iranian Journal of Psychiatry
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28647395/survival-differences-among-patients-with-bladder-cancer-according-to-sex-critical-evaluation-of-radical-cystectomy-use-and-delay-to-treatment
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Stephen B Williams, Jinhai Huo, Tamer J Dafashy, Cameron K Ghaffary, Jacques G Baillargeon, Edwin E Morales, Simon P Kim, Yong-Fang Kuo, Eduardo Orihuela, Douglas S Tyler, Stephen J Freedland, Ashish M Kamat
OBJECTIVE: Sex differences in bladder cancer survival are well known. However, the effect of type of treatment, timing to surgery when rendered, and survival outcomes according to sex have not been extensively examined. Given the relatively low incidence of bladder cancer in females, large multicenter and population-based studies are required to elucidate sex differences in survival. In this study, we sought to characterize the effect of use and timing of radical cystectomy (RC) according to sex and survival outcomes...
June 21, 2017: Urologic Oncology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28646172/dacomitinib-a-pan-inhibitor-of-erbb-receptors-suppresses-growth-and-invasive-capacity-of-chemoresistant-ovarian-carcinoma-cells
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Majid Momeny, Ghazaleh Zarrinrad, Farima Moghaddaskho, Arash Poursheikhani, Ghazaleh Sankanian, Azam Zaghal, Shahab Mirshahvaladi, Fatemeh Esmaeili, Haniyeh Eyvani, Farinaz Barghi, Zahra Sabourinejad, Zivar Alishahi, Hassan Yousefi, Reza Ghasemi, Leila Dardaei, Davood Bashash, Bahram Chahardouli, Ahmad R Dehpour, Javad Tavakkoly-Bazzaz, Kamran Alimoghaddam, Ardeshir Ghavamzadeh, Seyed H Ghaffari
Epithelial ovarian cancer (EOC) is the most lethal gynaecological malignancy worldwide. Development of chemoresistance and peritoneal dissemination of EOC cells are the major reasons for low survival rate. Targeting signal transduction pathways which promote therapy resistance and metastatic dissemination is the key to successful treatment. Members of the ErbB family of receptors are over-expressed in EOC and play key roles in chemoresistance and invasiveness. Despite this, single-targeted ErbB inhibitors have demonstrated limited activity in chemoresistant EOC...
June 23, 2017: Scientific Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28639950/reactive-oxygen-species-generation-and-increase-in-mitochondrial-copy-number-new-insight-into-the-potential-mechanism-of-cytotoxicity-induced-by-aurora-kinase-inhibitor-azd1152-hqpa
#9
Ali Zekri, Yashar Mesbahi, Samad Ghanizadeh-Vesali, Kamran Alimoghaddam, Ardeshir Ghavamzadeh, Seyed H Ghaffari
Aurora-B kinase overexpression plays important roles in the malignant progression of prostate cancer (PCa). AZD1152-HQPA, as an inhibitor of Aurora-B, has recently emerged as a promising agent for cancer treatment. In this study, we aimed to investigate the effects of AZD1152-HQPA on reactive oxygen species (ROS) generation and mitochondrial function in PCa. We used AZD1152-HQPA (Barasertib), a highly potent and selective inhibitor of Aurora-B kinase. The effects of AZD1152-HQPA on cell viability, DNA content, cell morphology, and ROS production were studied in the androgen-independent PC-3 PCa cell line...
June 21, 2017: Anti-cancer Drugs
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28639090/mitochondria-and-foxo3-in-stem-cell-homeostasis-a-window-into-hematopoietic-stem-cell-fate-determination
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Raymond Liang, Saghi Ghaffari
The production of all blood cells from hematopoietic stem cells (HSC) is highly sensitive to reactive oxygen species (ROS). Cumulating evidence suggests that mitochondria are critical for HSC fate determination. FOXO are known regulators of anti-oxidant response and key to the maintenance of HSC. Recent works indicate that FOXO3 is implicated in the control of mitochondrial function beyond regulating levels of ROS in HSC. Here we review these findings and discuss implications for homeostatic blood formation and stem cell fate determination...
June 21, 2017: Journal of Bioenergetics and Biomembranes
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28632806/granulomatous-cheilitis-mimicking-angioedema
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Marcus J Magister, Gisoo Ghaffari
No abstract text is available yet for this article.
May 2017: Cutis; Cutaneous Medicine for the Practitioner
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28629042/functionalization-of-zno-nanoparticles-by-3-mercaptopropionic-acid-for-aqueous-curcumin-delivery-synthesis-characterization-and-anticancer-assessment
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Seyed-Behnam Ghaffari, Mohammad-Hossein Sarrafzadeh, Zahra Fakhroueian, Shadab Shahriari, M Reza Khorramizadeh
Inherent biocompatibility and stability of zinc oxide nanoparticles (ZnO-NPs) and their biomedical potentials make them an emerging candidate for drug delivery. The aim of this study was to develop and assess a simple procedure for surface functionalization of ZnO-NPs by 3-mercaptopropionic acid (MPA) for water-soluble curcumin delivery. Carboxyl-terminated ZnO nanoparticles were successfully made using ZnCl2 and NaOH in the presence of MPA. The functional groups were activated by 1,1'-carbonyldiimidazole (CDI) and the curcumin bonding was carried out at room temperature for 24h...
October 1, 2017: Materials Science & Engineering. C, Materials for Biological Applications
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28627828/the-relationship-between-the-mthfr-c677t-genotypes-to-serum-anti-m%C3%A3-llerian-hormone-concentrations-and-in-vitro-fertilization-intracytoplasmic-sperm-injection-outcome
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Seyedeh Z Shahrokhi, Faranak Kazerouni, Firouzeh Ghaffari, Ali Rahimipour, Mir D Omrani, Arezoo Arabipoor, Ramin Lak, Elaheh T Ghane
BACKGROUND: The expression of the 5,10-methylentetrahydrofolate reductase (MTHFR) gene in human oocytes and preimplantation embryos suggests that the MTHFR gene is involved in folliculogenesis and female reproduction. Considering the importance of the MTHFR gene on female reproduction, the aim of this study was to evalu- ate the influence of MTHFR C677T polymorphism on ovarian marker reserve, particularly serum anti-Müllerian hormone (AMH) levels, and ovarian response as well as clinical pregnancy rates after in vitro fertilization (IVF)/ intracytoplasmic sperm injection (ICSI)...
May 1, 2017: Clinical Laboratory
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28625319/polymorphic-variants-rs3088442-and-rs2292334-in-the-organic-cation-transporter-3-oct3-gene-and-susceptibility-against-type-2-diabetes-role-of-their-interaction
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Abdolkarim Mahrooz, Ahad Alizadeh, Mohammad Bagher Hashemi-Soteh, Maryam Ghaffari-Cherati, Seyyedeh Raheleh Hosseyni-Talei
AIMS: In this study, we investigated whether two common variants (rs3088442G>A and rs2292334G>A) in the organic cation transporter 3 (OCT3) gene, a high-capacity transporter widely expressed in various tissues, affect susceptibility to type 2 diabetes (T2D) in patients newly diagnosed with T2D. METHODS: We performed a study with 150 newly diagnosed patients with T2D and 152 controls. The genetic analyses were performed using the restricted fragment length polymorphism (RFLP) after PCR amplification...
February 2017: Archives of Medical Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28621246/association-between-admission-neutrophil-to-lymphocyte-ratio-and-outcomes-in-patients-with-acute-exacerbation-of-chronic-obstructive-pulmonary-disease
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Shaghayegh Rahimirad, Mohammad Reza Ghaffary, Mohammad Hossein Rahimirad, Farid Rashidi
Introduction: The prognostic significance of neutrophil-to-lymphocyte ratio (NLR), derived-neutrophil-to-lymphocyte ratio (d-NLR), platelet-to-lymphocyte ratio (PLR), and lymphocyte-to-monocyte ratio (LMR) have been shown in many diseases. To the best of our knowledge, there is no published report evaluation of those parameters in acute exacerbation of chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (AECOPD). The aims of this study are to evaluate the parameters in predicting in-hospital mortality in patients with AECOPD...
March 2017: Tüberküloz Ve Toraks
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28620638/evaluation-of-the-color-stability-of-methyl-methacrylate-and-nylon-base-polymer
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Fahimeh Hamedi Rad, Tahereh Ghaffari, Raana Tamgaji
STATEMENT OF THE PROBLEM: Evaluation of the color stability of materials used for the fabrication of the base of complete and partial removable dentures provides important information in relation to their clinical service. The color stability of nylon-based polymers as denture bases, compared to that of acrylic resins, has not been extensively evaluated since to date. PURPOSE: The aim of the present in vitro study was to evaluate the color stability of conventional polymethyl methacrylate and nylon-based polymer materials used for the fabrication of the base of complete and partial removable dentures...
June 2017: Journal of Dentistry
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28595202/vitamin-d-is-a-predictor-of-st-segment-resolution-and-infarct-size-following-thrombolysis-in-patients-with-acute-st-elevation-myocardial-infarction
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Ahmad Separham, Bahram Sohrabi, Leili Pourafkari, Nazli Sepasi, Samad Ghaffari, Naser Aslanabadi, Nader D Nader
OBJECTIVE: Vitamin D (VitD) insufficiency is linked to various chronic conditions, including cardiovascular disease. Aim of the present study was to examine role of serum VitD in resolution of ST segment elevation (STR) in response to thrombolytic therapy following acute ST elevation myocardial infarction (STEMI). METHODS: VitD was measured prospectively in all consecutive patients who were admitted with STEMI and received thrombolysis during the calendar year of 2014...
June 2017: Türk Kardiyoloji Derneği Arşivi: Türk Kardiyoloji Derneğinin Yayın Organıdır
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28594641/detection-of-pathological-heart-sounds
#18
Mostafa Abdollahpur, Ali Ghaffari, Shadi Ghiasi, Mohammad Javad Mollakazemi
Heart sound analysis has been a major topic of research during the past few decades. However, necessity for a large reliable and database has been a major concern in these studies. Noting that the current heart sound classification methods do not work properly for noisy signals, the PhysioNet/CinC Challenge 2016 aims at developing the heart sound classification algorithms by providing a global open database for challengers. This paper addresses the problem of heart sound classification methods within noisy real-world phonocardiogram (PCG) recordings by implementing an innovative approach...
June 8, 2017: Physiological Measurement
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28591171/mixed-mode-oscillations-in-pyramidal-neurons-under-antiepileptic-drug-conditions
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Babak V-Ghaffari, M Kouhnavard, Sherif M Elbasiouny
Subthreshold oscillations in combination with large-amplitude oscillations generate mixed-mode oscillations (MMOs), which mediate various spatial and temporal cognition and memory processes and behavioral motor tasks. Although many studies have shown that canard theory is a reliable method to investigate the properties underlying the MMOs phenomena, the relationship between the results obtained by applying canard theory and conductance-based models of neurons and their electrophysiological mechanisms are still not well understood...
2017: PloS One
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28586286/optimization-of-a-methodology-for-the-simultaneous-determination-of-deltamethrin-permethrin-and-malathion-in-stored-wheat-samples-using-dispersive-liquid-liquid-microextraction-with-solidification-of-floating-organic-drop-and-hplc-uv
#20
Meghdad Pirsaheb, Mansour Rezaei, Nazir Fattahi, Mohammad Karami, Kiomars Sharafi, Hamid R Ghaffari
The purpose of this study was to investigate common pesticides in stored wheat at Kermanshah province's silos in Iran. A simple, inexpensive, reliable and environmentally friendly method based on dispersive liquid-liquid microextraction with solidification of floating organic drop was developed. The analytical characteristics of the method were determined. Also, various parameters such as the materials of the silos, types of ownerships of the silos, geographic orientation of silo locations and climatic conditions of silo locations on pesticide residues in studied wheat samples were investigated...
June 6, 2017: Journal of Environmental Science and Health. Part. B, Pesticides, Food Contaminants, and Agricultural Wastes
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