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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27911288/the-effect-of-base-transceiver-station-waves-on-some-immunological-and-hematological-factors-in-exposed-persons
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Mohammad Taheri, Ghodratollah Roshanaei, Jamileh Ghaffari, Samira Rahimnejad, Behzad Nazel Khosroshahi, Mohsen Aliabadi, Mohammad Mahdi Eftekharian
BACKGROUND: Since the number of mobile subscribers has significantly increased in recent years, the installation and deployment of Base Transceiver Station (BTS) antennas sending and receiving signals has become common and inevitable in different regions. OBJECTIVE: In this study, we have tried to evaluate the effect of the waves on some immunological and hematological parameters in exposed individuals. In this study, the exposed and non-exposed individuals were used as the test and control groups, respectively...
November 25, 2016: Human Antibodies
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27905105/endothelin-1-et-1-stimulates-carboxy-terminal-smad2-phosphorylation-in-vascular-endothelial-cells-by-a-mechanism-dependent-on-et-receptors-and-de-novo-protein-synthesis
#2
Narges Sharifat, Ghorban Mohammad Zadeh, Mohammad-Ali Ghaffari, Parisa Dayati, Danielle Kamato, Peter J Little, Hossein Babaahmadi-Rezaei
OBJECTIVE: G protein-coupled receptor (GPCR) agonists through their receptors can transactivate protein tyrosine kinase receptors such as epidermal growth factor receptor and serine/threonine kinase receptors most notably transforming growth factor (TGF)-β receptor (TβRI). This signalling mechanism represents a major expansion in the cellular outcomes attributable to GPCR signalling. This study addressed the role and mechanisms involved in GPCR agonist, endothelin-1 (ET-1)-mediated transactivation of the TβRI in bovine aortic endothelial cells (BAECs)...
December 1, 2016: Journal of Pharmacy and Pharmacology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27890364/epidemiological-status-of-malaria-in-iran-2011-2014
#3
Faezeh Norouzinejad, Fatemeh Ghaffari, Ahmad Raeisi, Abbas Norouzinejad
OBJECTIVES: To aim to determine the status and epidemiological aspects of malaria in Iran in favour of gaining a better understanding of the national control of malaria. METHODS: This epidemiological study examined the status of malaria from 2011 to 2014 in Iran. Data were collected from the Ministry of Health's protocol for controlling and eliminating malaria, which is currently in use. This malaria information reporting system is automated in all Iranian provinces and cities, and all information is submitted online to the center for communicable disease control in the Ministry of Health...
November 2016: Asian Pacific Journal of Tropical Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27886426/retraction-statement-high-volumetric-performance-aligned-nano-porous-microwave-exfoliated-graphite-oxide-based-electrochemical-capacitors-and-aligned-nano-porous-microwave-exfoliated-graphite-oxide-ionic-actuators-with-high-strain-and-elastic-energy-density
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These articles first published on 15 August 2013 and 21 August 2013 on the Wiley Online Library have been retracted at the request of the Research Integrity Officer (RIO) of The Pennsylvania State University, in agreement with the corresponding authors, the journal's Editor-in-Chief, and Wiley-VCH Verlag GmbH & Co. KGaA, because portions of the reported results cannot be considered reliable or reproducible. Following an investigation by the RIO of The Pennsylvania State University, it was found that the data in Figure 2a,b and Figure S1a,b (Supporting Information) of the article with DOI: 10...
November 2016: Advanced Materials
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27881826/a-soft-wearable-microfluidic-device-for-the-capture-storage-and-colorimetric-sensing-of-sweat
#5
Ahyeon Koh, Daeshik Kang, Yeguang Xue, Seungmin Lee, Rafal M Pielak, Jeonghyun Kim, Taehwan Hwang, Seunghwan Min, Anthony Banks, Philippe Bastien, Megan C Manco, Liang Wang, Kaitlyn R Ammann, Kyung-In Jang, Phillip Won, Seungyong Han, Roozbeh Ghaffari, Ungyu Paik, Marvin J Slepian, Guive Balooch, Yonggang Huang, John A Rogers
Capabilities in health monitoring enabled by capture and quantitative chemical analysis of sweat could complement, or potentially obviate the need for, approaches based on sporadic assessment of blood samples. Established sweat monitoring technologies use simple fabric swatches and are limited to basic analysis in controlled laboratory or hospital settings. We present a collection of materials and device designs for soft, flexible, and stretchable microfluidic systems, including embodiments that integrate wireless communication electronics, which can intimately and robustly bond to the surface of the skin without chemical and mechanical irritation...
November 23, 2016: Science Translational Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27878128/the-epidemilogical-characteristics-of-motorcyclists-associated-injuries-in-road-traffics-accidents-a-hospital-based-study
#6
Saber Ghaffari-Fam, Ehsan Sarbazi, Amin Daemi, Mohammad Reza Sarbazi, Hossein Ali Nikbakht, Shaker Salarilak
OBJECTIVES: To determine the epidemiology of injuries of the motorcyclists in road traffic accidents (RTIs) between 2008 and 2014 in East Azarbayejan province of Iran. METHODS: A cross-sectional study was performed in East Azerbaijan province in Imam Reza hospital on motorcyclists subjected to injuries in RTIs between 2008 and 2014. Demographic characteristics (age, sex), duration of hospitalization, final status of injured people after discharge from the hospital, admission ward, number of admissions due to injuries in RTIs, nature of injury, and the clinical services provided to injured people were gathered from hospital information system (HIS)...
October 2016: Bulletin of Emergency and Trauma
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27868247/digestibility-ruminal-fermentation-blood-metabolites-and-antioxidant-status-in-ewes-supplemented-with-dl-methionine-or-hydroxy-4-methylthio-butanoic-acid-isopropyl-ester
#7
B Baghbanzadeh-Nobari, A Taghizadeh, M Khorvash, F Parnian-Khajehdizaj, S K Maloney, F Hashemzadeh-Cigari, A H Ghaffari
The effects of supplementing ewe diets with either DL-methionine (DL-Met) or 2-hydroxy-4 (methylthio) butanoic acid isopropyl ester (HMBi) were investigated on ruminal in situ degradability of grain and forage diets, in vivo digestibility, rumen fermentation, blood metabolites and antioxidant status. Six ruminally cannulated ewes were used in a replicated 3 × 3 Latin square design with 28-day periods. The dietary treatments were as follows: (i) no supplemental Met (control; CON), (ii) DL-Met at 1.2 g/kg DM intake and (iii) HMBi at 1...
November 21, 2016: Journal of Animal Physiology and Animal Nutrition
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27864359/endothelin-1-down-regulates-matrix-metalloproteinase-14-and-15-expression-in-human-first-trimester-trophoblasts-via-endothelin-receptor-type-b
#8
Alejandro Majali-Martinez, Philipp Velicky, Jürgen Pollheimer, Martin Knöfler, Hong Wa Yung, Graham J Burton, Nassim Ghaffari Tabrizi-Wizsy, Uwe Lang, Ursula Hiden, Gernot Desoye, Martina Dieber-Rotheneder
STUDY QUESTION: Does endothelin-1 (ET-1) regulate matrix metalloproteinase (MMP) 14 and 15 production and invasion of human first trimester trophoblasts? SUMMARY ANSWER: ET-1 in pathophysiological concentrations down-regulates MMP14 and MMP15 expression via endothelin receptor (ETR) type B and decreases trophoblast migration and invasion. WHAT IS KNOWN ALREADY: MMP14 and MMP15 are involved in trophoblast invasion. Impairment of invasion has been linked to pregnancy complications such as pre-eclampsia (PE)...
November 17, 2016: Human Reproduction
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27861447/diagnostic-accuracy-of-neuromonitoring-for-identification-of-new-neurologic-deficits-in-pediatric-spinal-fusion-surgery
#9
Victor M Neira, Kamyar Ghaffari, Srinivas Bulusu, Paul J Moroz, James G Jarvis, Nicholas Barrowman, William Splinter
BACKGROUND: Intraoperative neuromonitoring (IONM) modalities, transcranial motor-evoked potentials (TcMEPs), and somatosensory-evoked potentials (SSEPs) are accepted methods to identify impending spinal cord injury during spinal fusion surgery. Debate exists over sensitivity and specificity of these modalities. Our purpose was to measure the incidence of new neurologic deficits (NNDs) and estimate sensitivity and specificity of IONM modalities. METHODS: Institutional Ethics Board approval was obtained to review charts of patients younger than 22 years undergoing scoliosis surgery from 2007 to 2014 retrospectively...
December 2016: Anesthesia and Analgesia
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27836035/detection-and-risk-factors-of-coxiella-burnetii-infection-in-dairy-cattle-based-on-bulk-tank-milk-samples-in-center-of-iran
#10
Zary Nokhodian, Awat Feizi, Abdolreza Moradi, Majid Yaran, Shervin Ghaffari Hoseini, Behrooz Ataei, Mohammad Hosseini
Infection with Coxiella burnetii has a worldwide distribution in ruminants and is associated with abortions and reproductive problems in this group of animals. This study aimed to determine the prevalence of C. burnetii DNA in bulk tank milk (BTM) of dairy cattle herds and to identify the risk factors of infection. This cross-sectional study was conducted in spring 2015. A total of 163 BTM samples from 74 commercial and 89 traditional dairy cattle herds in Isfahan, Iran was tested for the IS1111 transposon of C...
November 1, 2016: Preventive Veterinary Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27822273/spiritual-well-being-and-dyadic-adjustment-mediator-effects-for-family-strengths
#11
Majid Ghaffari
OBJECTIVES: The aim of the present study was to test a structural model of hypothesized relationships between spiritual well-being, intervening variables of personal worth of self and others, commitment to relationship stability, commitment to relationship growth, positive interaction/appreciation, communication/conflict resolution, time spent together, and, the dependent variable, dyadic adjustment. MATERIALS AND METHODS: Two hundred and sixty eight (171 females and 97 males) married parent subjects were selected by convenience sampling from three universities in Mazandaran, Iran, to take part in this study...
September 2016: Iranian Journal of Psychiatry and Behavioral Sciences
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27822259/comparison-of-the-prevalence-and-risk-factors-of-hepatitis-a-in-10-to-18-year-old-adolescents-of-sixteen-iranian-provinces-the-caspian-iii-study
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Nasser Mostafavi, Roya Kelishadi, Elham Kazemi, Behrooz Ataei, Majid Yaran, Mohammad Esmaeil Motlagh, Mostafa Qorbani, Ramin Heshmat, Mohamad Hasan Tajadini, Shervin Ghaffari Hoseini
BACKGROUND: Hepatitis A is a common health concern both in developing and developed countries. Hygienic and socioeconomic parameters deeply impact the prevalence and transmission of this disease. Evaluating the epidemiological distribution and risk factors for Hepatitis A virus (HAV) is necessary for policy makers to improve local and national preventive measures. OBJECTIVES: The aim of this study was to compare the prevalence of hepatitis A infection in a sample of Iranian adolescents living in different provinces of Iran and to assess its family- and community-related risk factors...
September 2016: Hepatitis Monthly
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27797241/development-and-psychometric-evaluation-of-the-patient-safety-violation-scale-in-medical-oncology-units-in-iran
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Mahboobeh Shali, Fatemeh Ghaffari, Soodabeh Joolaee, Abbas Ebadi
BACKGROUND: Patient safety is one of the key components of nursing care for cancer cases. Valid and reliable context-based instruments are necessary for accurate evaluation of patient safety in oncology units. The aim of the present study was to develop and evaluate the psychometric properties of the Patient Safety Violation Scale in medical oncology units in Iran. MATERIALS AND METHODS: In this methodological study, a pool of 58 items was generated through reviewing the existing literature...
2016: Asian Pacific Journal of Cancer Prevention: APJCP
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27796408/predicting-outcome-after-percutaneous-balloon-mitral-commissurotomy-role-of-neutrophil-lymphocyte-ratio
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A Separham, L Pourafkari, H Bodagh, S Ghaffari, N Aslanabadi, N D Nader
BACKGROUND: The value of the neutrophil-lymphocyte ratio (NLR) along with the severity of mitral stenosis (MS) in predicting the outcome of percutaneous balloon mitral commissurotomy (PBMC) has not been studied. PATIENTS AND METHODS: Patients with severe MS undergoing PBMC between 2013 and 2014 in a university hospital were prospectively enrolled. Complete blood cell count was obtained upon admission and NLRs were calculated. The correlations between NLR with immediate PBMC success and restenosis in 1 year were evaluated...
October 28, 2016: Herz
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27777698/poor-outcome-following-percutaneous-balloon-mitral-valvotomy-in-patients-with-atrial-fibrillation
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Naser Aslanabadi, Samad Ghaffari, Naser Khezerlouy Aghdam, Masoumeh Ahmadzade, Babak Kazemi, Babak Nasiri, Ahmad Separham, Bahram Sohrabi, Mohamadreza Taban, Arash Aslanabadi
Introduction: Atrial fibrillation (AF) is the most common arrhythmia in patients with mitral stenosis (MS) and it may increase complications and decreases success rates of percutaneous balloon mitral valvotomy (PBMV). This study aimed to investigate the short and long term results of PBMV in patients with AF compared to sinus rhythm (SR). Methods: In this cross sectional study, 1000 patients with MS who had undergone PBMV between 1999 and 2013 were enrolled including 585 and 415 patients with AF and SR respectively...
2016: Journal of Cardiovascular and Thoracic Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27777696/effect-of-remote-ischemic-post-conditioning-on-oxidative-stress-in-blood-of-stemi-patients-treated-with-primary-angioplasty
#16
Hassanali Lotfollahi, Mustafa Mohammadi, Samad Ghaffari, Reza Badalzadeh, Bahram Sohrabi, Naser Aslanabadi, Ahmad Separham, Ali Golmohammadi, Ali Abbasnejad, Mehri Roshani
Introduction: This study designed to use remote ischemic post conditioning (RIPC) as a protective strategy during percutaneous coronary intervention (PCI) in patients with ST segment elevation myocardial infarction (STEMI) to reduce myocardial cells damage due to reperfusion injury. Methods: Sixty-one patients were divided into test group (32 patients) receiving RIPC and control group (29 patients). Patients were included with first MI who had 20-80 years old. The RIPC protocol was applied on patients arm in three successive episodes during the opening of infarct-related artery (IRA)...
2016: Journal of Cardiovascular and Thoracic Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27770503/survivin-isoform-expression-in-arsenic-trioxide-treated-acute-promyelocytic-leukemia-cell-line-and-patients-the-odd-expression-pattern-of-survivin-2%C3%AE
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Majid Zaki Dizaji, Seyed H Ghaffari, Elham Hosseini, Nasrin Alizadeh, Shahrbano Rostami, Majid Momeny, Kamran Alimoghaddam, Ardeshir Ghavamzadeh
AIM: Survivin, an inhibitor of apoptosis protein, is overexpressed in most cancers and is associated with chemotherapy resistance, increased tumor recurrence and shorter patient survival. Several survivin splice variants have been described, and none of their expressions have been defined in acute promyelocytic leukemia (APL). METHODS: Expression of the survivin gene isoforms (survivin, -2α, -2B, -ΔΕx3 and -3B) were analyzed in 50 peripheral blood and 19 bone marrow samples that were collected at different phases of the disease (diagnostic, remission and relapse) in APL patients treated with arsenic trioxide (ATO) as a front-line therapy...
October 22, 2016: Asia-Pacific Journal of Clinical Oncology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27769816/arsenic-trioxide-induces-cell-cycle-arrest-and-alters-dna-methylation-patterns-of-cell-cycle-regulatory-genes-in-colorectal-cancer-cells
#18
Haniyeh Eyvani, Farima Moghaddaskho, Majid Kabuli, Ali Zekri, Majid Momeny, Javad Tavakkoly-Bazzaz, Kamran Alimoghaddam, Ardeshir Ghavamzadeh, Seyed H Ghaffari
AIMS: Cell cycle dysregulation is important in tumorigenesis. Transcriptional silencing of cell cycle regulatory genes, due to DNA methylation, is a common epigenetic event in malignancies. As2O3 has been shown to induce cell cycle arrest and also to be a potential hypomethylating agent. Our study aimed to investigate DNA methylation patterns of cell cycle regulatory genes promoters, the effects of Arsenic trioxide (As2O3) on the methylated genes and cell cycle distribution in colorectal cancer (CRC) cell lines...
October 18, 2016: Life Sciences
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27766232/synergic-antibacterial-effect-of-curcumin-with-ampicillin-free-drug-solutions-in-comparison-with-sln-dispersions
#19
Faezeh Alihosseini, Shirzad Azarmi, Solmaz Ghaffari, Setareh Haghighat, Seyed Mahdi Rezayat Sorkhabadi
Purpose: This study was designed to investigate benefit of using nanotechnology on increasing of synergic antibacterial effect of natural and chemical antibacterial agents. Methods: At first the MIC and MBC of Curcumin and Ampicillin as selected antibacterial agents was determined, after that Solid Lipid Nanoparticles (SLNs) of each active ingredients as well as Curcumin-Ampicillin loaded SLNs were prepared using high pressure homogenization technique. Characterization of prepared SLNs was done, then MIC, MBC and contact killing time were investigated for Curcumin-Ampicillin loaded SLNs in comparison with free Curcumin and Ampicillin solutions as well as Ampicillin and Curcumin SLNs...
September 2016: Advanced Pharmaceutical Bulletin
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27760066/the-impact-of-allopurinol-on-patients-with-acute-st-elevation-myocardial-infarction-undergoing-thrombolytic-therapy
#20
Ahmad Separham, Samad Ghaffari, Hossein Najafi, Reza Ghaffari, Mojtaba Ziaee, Hossein Babaei
Allopurinol may have protective effects over ischemic reperfusion injury and reduce infarct size. In this randomized study, we aimed to evaluate the impact of allopurinol in patients with acute ST elevation myocardial infarction (STEMI) undergoing thrombolytic therapy. Overall, 140 patients with STEMI were randomly assigned to receive 400 mg of allopurinol or placebo before treating with streptokinase. Then, study group received 100 mg of allopurinol daily for 28 days and placebo group received placebo for the same period...
October 2016: Journal of Cardiovascular Pharmacology
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