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Ali Andalib

Ali Aminian, Stacy A Brethauer, Amin Andalib, Suriya Punchai, Jennifer Mackey, John Rodriguez, Tomasz Rogula, Matthew Kroh, Philip R Schauer
OBJECTIVE: The aim of the study was to assess long-term metabolic effects of laparoscopic sleeve gastrectomy (LSG) in patients with type 2 diabetes (T2DM) and to identify predictive factors for long-term diabetes remission and relapse. BACKGROUND: LSG has become the most common bariatric operation worldwide. Its long-term metabolic effects in patients with T2DM are, however, unknown. METHODS: Outcomes of 134 patients with obesity with T2DM who underwent LSG at an academic center during 2005 to 2010 and had at least 5 years of follow-up were assessed...
October 2016: Annals of Surgery
Ali Aminian, Amin Andalib, Zhamak Khorgami, Sangeeta R Kashyap, Bartolome Burguera, Philip R Schauer, Stacy A Brethauer
BACKGROUND: Bariatric surgery is more effective than medical therapy in treatment of type 2 diabetes (T2D) in patients with severe obesity. However, surgery is often not advocated for patients with T2D who are overweight or have mild obesity. OBJECTIVE: To assess the safety profile of bariatric surgery in patients with T2D and mild obesity. SETTING: Database of the American College of Surgeons-National Surgical Quality Improvement Program...
July 2016: Surgery for Obesity and related Diseases: Official Journal of the American Society for Bariatric Surgery
Hadi Poormoghim, Elham Andalib, Arash Jalali, Afshin Ghaderi, Ali Ghorbannia, Nazanin Mojtabavi
The aims of the study were to determine prognostic factors for survival and causes of death in a cohort of patients with systemic sclerosis (SSc). This was a cohort study of SSc patients in single rheumatologic center from January 1998 to August 2012. They fulfilled the American College of Rheumatology classification criteria for SSc or had calcinosis Raynaud's phenomenon, esophageal dysmotility, sclerodactyly, telangiectasia or sine sclerosis. Causes of death were classified as SSc related and non-SSc related...
July 2016: Rheumatology International
Ali Aminian, Amin Andalib, Zhamak Khorgami, Derrick Cetin, Bartolome Burguera, John Bartholomew, Stacy A Brethauer, Philip R Schauer
OBJECTIVE: To determine the risk factors for 30-day postdischarge venous thromboembolism (VTE) after bariatric surgery and to identify potential indications for extended pharmacoprophylaxis. BACKGROUND: VTE is among most common causes of death after bariatric surgery. Most VTEs occur after hospital stay; still a few patients receive extended pharmacoprophylaxis postdischarge. METHODS: From American College of Surgeons-National Surgical Quality Improvement Program, we identified 91,963 patients, who underwent elective primary and revisional bariatric surgery between 2007 and 2012...
March 8, 2016: Annals of Surgery
Hossein Danafar, Ali Sharafi, Hamidreza Kheiri Manjili, Sina Andalib
PURPOSE: Among the potent anticancer agents, d,l-sulforaphane (SF) is very effective against many different types of cancer cells. Its clinical application is restricted because of its hydrophobicity, low gastrointestinal absorption and poor bioavailability. In the present study, a reliable micellar delivery system using monomethoxypoly (ethylene glycol)-poly (ɛ-caprolactone) (mPEG-PCL) was established. The encapsulation of SF inside mPEG-PCL as a nano-carrier was established and the cytotoxicity assay against human breast cancer cell line was evaluated...
February 25, 2016: Pharmaceutical Development and Technology
Ali Aminian, Rizwan M Chaudhry, Zhamak Khorgami, Amin Andalib, Toms Augustin, John Rodriguez, Matthew Kroh, Philip R Schauer, Stacy A Brethauer
BACKGROUND: Surgical training may potentially influence patient care. A safe, high-quality bariatric and metabolic surgery practice requires dedicated and specialized training commonly acquired during a fellowship. This study evaluates the impact of fellow participation on early postoperative outcomes in bariatric surgery. METHODS: From the American College of Surgeons (ACS-NSQIP) database, we identified all obese patients who had undergone primary laparoscopic Roux-en-Y gastric bypass (LRYGB) and sleeve gastrectomy (LSG) between 2010 and 2012...
September 2016: Obesity Surgery
Amin Andalib, Ali Aminian, Zhamak Khorgami, Mohammad H Jamal, Toms Augustin, Philip R Schauer, Stacy A Brethauer
BACKGROUND: Previous research suggests that patients on chronic steroids may be at an increased risk of postoperative morbidity after major surgery. We aimed to evaluate the prognostic impact of chronic use of steroid or immunosuppression on 30-day morbidity and mortality rates after primary bariatric surgery. METHODS: From American College of Surgeons-National Surgical Quality Improvement Program (ACS-NSQIP) database, we identified patients who underwent primary bariatric surgery between 2005 and 2013...
July 2016: Obesity Surgery
Pascal Thériault-Lauzier, Magdalena Dorfmeister, Darren Mylotte, Ali Andalib, Marco Spaziano, Philipp Blanke, Giuseppe Martucci, Rüdiger Lange, Jonathon Leipsic, Luc Bilodeau, Nicolo Piazza
AIMS: Transcatheter mitral valve replacement (TMVR) is an emerging technology with the potential to treat patients with mitral regurgitation at excessive risk for mitral valve surgery. Geometrical measurements of the mitral valvular complex may have implications for the design of TMVR devices and for patient selection. This study sought to quantify the dynamic geometry of the mitral valvular complex in patients with significant functional mitral regurgitation (FMR) using multi-slice computed tomography (MSCT)...
October 10, 2016: EuroIntervention
Pascal Thériault-Lauzier, Darren Mylotte, Magdalena Dorfmeister, Marco Spaziano, Ali Andalib, Samuel Mamane, Michael Chetrit, Philipp Blanke, Renzo Cecere, Jean Buithieu, Giuseppe Martucci, Didier Tchetche, Thomas Modine, Nicolas van Mieghem, Rüdiger Lange, Stephan Windecker, Luc Bilodeau, Jonathon Leipsic, Nicolo Piazza
AIMS: Transcatheter mitral valve replacement (TMVR) is an emerging technology with the potential to treat patients with severe mitral regurgitation at excessive risk for surgical mitral valve surgery. Multimodality imaging of the mitral valvular complex and surrounding structures will be an important component for patient selection for TMVR. Our aim was to describe and evaluate a systematic multi-slice computed tomography (MSCT) image analysis methodology that provides measurements relevant for transcatheter mitral valve replacement...
October 10, 2016: EuroIntervention
Masoud Mohammad Andalib, Masoud Mohammad Malekzadeh, Zahra Agharahimi, Maede Daryabeigi, Bahareh Yaghmaei, Mahmoud-Reza Ashrafi, Ali Rabbani, Nima Rezaei
BACKGROUND: Tertiary pediatric hospitals usually provide excellent clinical services, but such centers have a lot to do for educational perfection. OBJECTIVES: This study was performed to address under-graduate educational deficits and find feasible solutions. PATIENTS AND METHODS: This cross-sectional study was done in a target population of 77 sixth year undergraduate medical students (response rate = 78%) who spent their 3-month pediatric rotation in the Children's Medical Center, the Pediatrics Center of Excellence in Tehran, Iran...
October 2015: Iranian Journal of Pediatrics
Amin Andalib, Ali Aminian, Zhamak Khorgami, Sankar D Navaneethan, Philip R Schauer, Stacy A Brethauer
BACKGROUND: Due to the steady increase in patients on chronic dialysis, more of these patients are undergoing elective operations. The literature on safety and postoperative outcomes in dialysis-dependent patients following elective bariatric surgery is scant. We compared the 30-day major morbidity and mortality rates in dialysis-dependent (DD) and non-dependent (ND) patients after primary bariatric surgery. METHODS: From American College of Surgeons National Surgical Quality Improvement Program, we identified patients, who underwent primary bariatric surgery between 2005 and 2013...
June 2016: Surgical Endoscopy
Zhamak Khorgami, Amin Andalib, Ali Aminian, Matthew D Kroh, Philip R Schauer, Stacy A Brethauer
BACKGROUND: Readmission rate is an indicator of quality in surgical practice. We aimed to determine the predictors of unplanned early readmissions following stapling bariatric surgeries. METHODS: From the American College of Surgeons National Surgical Quality Improvement Program database, we identified morbidly obese patients, who underwent either laparoscopic sleeve gastrectomy (LSG) or laparoscopic Roux-en-Y gastric bypass (LRYGB) in 2012 and 2013. Demographic, comorbidities, operative and postoperative parameters of the readmitted (within 30 days) and non-readmitted patients were evaluated using a multivariate logistic regression analysis...
June 2016: Surgical Endoscopy
Ali Aminian, Mohammad H Jamal, Amin Andalib, Esam Batayyah, Héctor Romero-Talamás, Bipan Chand, Phillip R Schauer, Stacy A Brethauer
INTRODUCTION: Age, superobesity, and cardiopulmonary comorbidities define patients as high risk for bariatric surgery. We evaluated the outcomes following bariatric surgery in extremely high-risk patients. MATERIALS AND METHODS: Among 3240 patients who underwent laparoscopic bariatric surgery at a single academic center from January 2006 through June 2012, extremely high-risk patients were identified using the following criteria: age ≥ 65 years, body mass index (BMI) ≥ 50 kg/m(2), and presence of at least two of six cardiopulmonary comorbidities, including hypertension, ischemic heart disease, congestive heart failure, chronic obstructive pulmonary disease, obstructive sleep apnea, and history of venous thromboembolism...
September 2015: Journal of Laparoendoscopic & Advanced Surgical Techniques. Part A
Ebrahim Ameri, Ali Andalib, Hossein Vahid Tari, Hasan Ghandhari
STUDY DESIGN: Prospective study. PURPOSE: To determine the role of routine preoperative magnetic resonance imaging (MRI) to detect the incidence and risk factors for intraspinal anomalies in patients with idiopathic scoliosis. OVERVIEW OF LITERATURE: The incidence and risk factors for intraspinal anomalies in patients with idiopathic scoliosis are controversial, and the indications for preoperative MRI in these patients vary among centers...
August 2015: Asian Spine Journal
Hamidreza Roohafza, Kamal Heidari, Tahereh Alinia, Razieh Omidi, Masoumeh Sadeghi, Elham Andalib, Ali Ajami, Nizal Sarrafzadegan
The present study explores different drivers of cigarette and water pipe smoking among middle and high school students in Isfahan province. A questionnaire-based cross-sectional study was conducted. Trained staff collected questionnaires and saliva samples for response accuracy evaluation. Prevalence by demographic, parental and educational factors was calculated. Logistic regression was applied to compare behavior drivers of those who purely smoked cigarettes or a waterpipe. Waterpipe smokers were considered as the reference category...
September 2015: Journal of Epidemiology and Global Health
Ali Andalib, Mohsen Heidary, Sahar Sajadieh-Khajouei
Granular cell tumor is a rare benign neoplasm most commonly appears in the head and neck region, especially in the tongue, cheek mucosa, and palate. Occurrence in limbs is even rarer. These tumors account for approximately 0.5% of all soft tissue tumors. Granular cell tumor can also affect other organs including skin, breast, and lungs. Local recurrence and metastasis is potentially higher in malignant forms with poor prognosis in respect to the benign counterparts. The average diameter of the tumor is usually about 2-3 cm...
October 2014: Archives of Bone and Joint Surgery
Mojtaba Ziaee, Morteza Samini, Mohammad Bolourtchian, Mohammad Ghaffarzadeh, Maryam Ahmadi, Mohammad Ali Egbal, Arash Khorrami, Sina Andalib, Nasrin Maleki-Dizaji, Alireza Garjani
Fibrates, as hypolipidemic drugs known as agonists of peroxisome proliferator-activated receptors, diminish inflammatory responses. Studies have shown that incorporation of a silicon atom into a drug structure improves its pharmacological potency, modifies its selectivity toward a given target, or changes its metabolic rate, in addition to increasing the lipophilicity of the compounds. A siliconized analog of clofibrate, ethyl-2-methyl-2-(4-(trimethylsilyl)phenoxy)propionate was synthesized, whereby the chlorine atom in the phenoxy ring was replaced by a trimethylsilyl group...
2012: Iranian Journal of Pharmaceutical Research: IJPR
Darren Mylotte, Ali Andalib, Pascal Thériault-Lauzier, Magdalena Dorfmeister, Mina Girgis, Waleed Alharbi, Michael Chetrit, Christos Galatas, Samuel Mamane, Igal Sebag, Jean Buithieu, Luc Bilodeau, Benoit de Varennes, Kevin Lachapelle, Ruediger Lange, Giuseppe Martucci, Renu Virmani, Nicolo Piazza
AIMS: A comprehensive description of transcatheter heart valve (THV) failure has not been performed. We undertook a systematic review to investigate the aetiology, diagnosis, management, and outcomes of THV failure. METHODS AND RESULTS: The systematic review was performed in accordance with the PRISMA guidelines using EMBASE, MEDLINE, and Scopus. Between December 2002 and March 2014, 70 publications reported 87 individual cases of transcatheter aortic valve implantation (TAVI) failure...
June 1, 2015: European Heart Journal
Mohammad Ali Tahririan, Ali Andalib
BACKGROUND: Femoral shaft fractures are among the most common fractures following high trauma injuries. Different kinds of treatment have been suggested for these injuries. AIM: The aim of this study was to compare the results femoral fractures treated by mini open and close intramedullary nailing (IMN) technique. MATERIALS AND METHODS: A total of 48 adult patients were operated due to fracture of the femur with close or open IMN technique between September 2010 and September 2011...
2014: Advanced Biomedical Research
Pascal Thériault-Lauzier, Ali Andalib, Giuseppe Martucci, Darren Mylotte, Renzo Cecere, Rüediger Lange, Didier Tchétché, Thomas Modine, Nicolas van Mieghem, Stephan Windecker, Jean Buithieu, Nicolo Piazza
With the introduction of transcatheter structural heart therapies, cardiologists are increasingly aware of the importance of understanding anatomical details of left-sided heart structures. Understanding fluoroscopic cardiac anatomy can facilitate optimal positioning and deployment of prostheses during transcatheter valve repair/replacement, left atrial appendage occlusion, septal defect closure, and paravalvular leak closure. It is possible to use multislice computed tomography to determine optimal fluoroscopic viewing angles for such transcatheter therapies...
September 2014: JACC. Cardiovascular Interventions
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