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Elham Ashrafi

Mahnaz Ashrafi, Elham Amirchaghmaghi, Arezoo Arabipoor, Samira Vesali, Reza Salman-Yazdi
PURPOSE: To evaluate the effect of controlled ovarian stimulation (COH) with gonadotropins on the serum levels of autoantibodies in the women who underwent in vitro fertilization (IVF)/intracytoplasmic sperm injection (ICSI) cycles and to compare basal levels of these autoantibodies between groups according to history of COH. METHODS: This prospective cohort study was performed from October 2014 to March 2016 in the Royan Institute. The volunteered infertile women with regard to the inclusion criteria, who underwent IVF/ICSI cycles, were recruited...
April 25, 2018: Archives of Gynecology and Obstetrics
Fateme Alipour, Fateme Veisi Hampa, Elham Ashrafi, Shima Dehghani
PURPOSE: To determine predictive factors for intra-operative cyclotorsion in photorefractive keratectomy (PRK). METHODS: A retrospective statistical analysis of medical records pertaining to 3,996 eyes undergoing PRK was conducted. Outcome measures of this study were the likely existence of statistically significant relations between diverse and potentially influential factors and the occurrence of intraoperative cyclotorsion. RESULTS: A total of 96% of examined medical records indicated some degree of cyclotorsion with the absolute mean intraoperative value of 1...
February 1, 2018: Journal of Refractive Surgery
Seyed Mohammad Hadi Mousavi, Mahmoud Jabbarvand Behrouz, Hojjat Zerati, Hossein Dargahi, Akram Asadollahi, Seyed Ahmad Mousavi, Elham Ashrafi, Abolfazl Aliyari
Background: A high-reliability organization (HRO) is a separate paradigm can indicate medical error reduction and patient safety improvement. Hospitals, as vital organizations in the health care system, can transform to HROs to achieve optimal performance and maximum safety in order to manage unpredicted events efficiently. Therefore, the aim of this research was to determine the knowledge of managers and staffs of Farabi Eye Hospital, Tehran, Iran about HROs model, and the extent of HROs establishment in this hospital in 2015-2016...
January 2018: Iranian Journal of Public Health
Seyed-Farzad Mohammadi, Ghasem Saeedi-Anari, Elham Ashrafi, Seyed-Mehrdad Mohammadi, Farshad Farzadfar, Alireza Lashay, Hassan Hashemi
PURPOSE: The purpose of this study is to provide a pooled estimate of moderate-to-severe visual impairment (MSVI) and blindness in Iran for people 50 years and over and to identify the major causes through systematic review. MATERIALS AND METHODS: International (PubMed, ISI Web of Science, and Scopus) and national databases (Scientific Information Database, Barakat Knowledge Network System, Iran Databank of Ophthalmology Research, and Magiran) databases were searched...
July 2017: Middle East African Journal of Ophthalmology
Samira Yadegari, Alireza Keshtkar Jafari, Elham Ashrafi
BACKGROUND: Cerebral venous thrombosis (CVT) is a potentially life-threatening underdiagnosed disease. Headache is a common but nonspecific finding in CVT. Other features such as ocular finding can assist to correct diagnosis, but their frequency in CVT has not been previously evaluated. The aim of this study is to evaluate the ocular symptoms and signs in CVT and their association with outcome. METHODS: The demographic, clinical, laboratory, radiological, and outcome data were collected and analyzed from patients referred to a tertiary hospital during 6 years...
September 2017: Oman Journal of Ophthalmology
Masomeh Mohebbi, Seyed Ali Bashiri, Seyed Farzad Mohammadi, Behnaz Samet, Fariba Ghassemi, Elham Ashrafi, Fatemeh Bazvand
PURPOSE: To assess the safety and outcome of single-piece posterior chamber intraocular lens (PC-IOL) implantation in the ciliary sulcus following posterior capsular rupture during cataract surgery. METHODS: Patients with posterior capsular rupture during cataract surgery with a single-piece acrylic IOL implanted into the ciliary sulcus were studied. Complete ocular examinations were performed after 6 months postoperatively. RESULTS: Twenty-four eyes were included...
July 2017: Journal of Ophthalmic & Vision Research
Seyed-Farzad Mohammadi, Mojgan Letafat-Nejad, Elham Ashrafi, Hanieh Delshad-Aghdam
PURPOSE: To evaluate and compare the attitudes of ophthalmologists and gynecologists in suggesting appropriate approach to pregnancy in different ocular conditions. METHODS: Specialty-specific questionnaires on delivery mode and abortion indications for ophthalmic patients (refractive, vascular, oncologic, retinal, glaucoma, postoperation, posttrauma, and infectious) were designed and distributed among physician staff of Farabi Eye Hospital and Yas Women Hospital in Tehran...
June 2017: Journal of Current Ophthalmology
Alireza Lashay, Ahmad Mirshahi, Najaf Parandin, Hamid Riazi Esfahani, Mehdi Mazloumi, Mohammad Reza Lashay, Mohammad Karim Johari, Elham Ashrafi
PURPOSE: To assess the efficacy of oral azithromycin in the treatment of toxoplasmic retinochoroiditis. METHODS: A randomized interventional comparative study was conducted on 14 patients with ocular toxoplasmosis who were treated with oral azithromycin and 13 patients who were treated with oral trimethoprim/sulfamethoxazole for 6-12 weeks. The achievement of treatment criteria in the two groups and lesion size reduction were considered as primary outcome measures...
June 2017: Journal of Current Ophthalmology
Mohammad Reza Fallah Tafti, Hossein Abdollah Beiki, S Farzad Mohammadi, Golshan Latifi, Elham Ashrafi, Zahra Fallah Tafti
PURPOSE: To assess the pseudophakic anterior chamber depth (PP-ACD) or effective lens position (ELP) change after cataract surgery in patients with pseudoexfoliation syndrome (PEX). METHODS: Consecutive eyes with PEX and cataract underwent standard phacoemulsification and were implanted with single-piece acrylic posterior chamber intraocular lenses (IOLs). Eyes with severe PEX and with axial length (AL) greater than 24 mm or less than 22 mm were not included. Eyes with capsular complication or unstable bags that needed capsular tension ring insertion were excluded...
April 2017: Journal of Ophthalmic & Vision Research
Abolfazl Mirzadeh, Zarrintaj Valadkhani, Asiyeh Yoosefy, Jalal Babaie, Majid Golkar, Ahmad Reza Esmaeili Rastaghi, Elham Kazemi-Rad, Keyhan Ashrafi
Early diagnosis of fascioliasis is critical in prevention of injury to the liver and bile ducts. Saposin-like protein (FhSAP-2) is probably the most ideal antigen of Fasciola hepatica for development of ELISA kits. SAP-2 has a conserved tertiary structure containing three disulfide bonds and conformational epitopes. Therefore, antigenicity of SAP-2 is greatly depends on disulfide bond formation and proper folding. We produced the recombinant truncated SAP-2 (rtSAP-2) in the SHuffle® T7 and Rosetta strain of Escherichia coli, in soluble and insoluble forms, respectively and purified by immobilized metal affinity chromatography (IMAC)...
July 2017: Acta Tropica
Masoome Ekhtiari, Shirin Farahyar, Mehraban Falahati, Elham Razmjou, Mahtab Ashrafi-Khozani, Zeinab Ghasemi, Ziba Abbasi-Nejat
Yeasts are common etiologic agents of onychomycosis. This study reported a case of onychomycosis due to Cryptococcus friedmannii (Naganishia friedmannii). This yeast was isolated of the right great toenail of 57-year-old man. Microscopic examination of nail scrapings showed budding cells with thin capsule. Sequence analyzes of the internal transcribed spacer regions was closely related to Cryptococcus friedmannii. The results of susceptibility testing showed the Cryptococcus friedmannii to be sensitive to fluconazole, itraconazole and amphotericin B...
March 2017: Medical Mycology Case Reports
Fatemeh Nikmard, Elham Hosseini, Mehrdad Bakhtiyari, Mahnaz Ashrafi, Fardin Amidi, Reza Aflatoonian
The purpose of oocyte in vitro maturation is generation of mature oocytes that could support future development. Efforts have been made to enhance oocyte developmental competence by developing optimal culture conditions. The present study is conducted to determine melatonin effects on quality of polycystic ovarian syndrome (PCOS) oocytes when it has been added during in vitro maturation, and immature oocytes were cultured in defined conditioned medium with and without different melatonin concentrations. Melatonin could significantly improve nuclear maturation of PCOS oocytes (81...
April 2017: Animal Science Journal, Nihon Chikusan Gakkaihō
Seyed Farzad Mohammadi, Mohammad Aghazade Amiri, Homa Naderifar, Elham Rakhshi, Banafsheh Vakilian, Elham Ashrafi, Amir-Houshang Behesht-Nejad
INTRODUCTION: Visual skills are one of the main pillars of intangible faculties of athletes that can influence their performance. Great number of vision tests used to assess the visual skills and it will be irrational to perform all vision tests for every sport. OBJECTIVES: The purpose of this protocol article is to present a relatively comprehensive battery of tests and assessments on static and dynamic aspects of sight which seems relevant to sports vision and introduce the most useful ones for archery...
March 2016: Asian Journal of Sports Medicine
Elham Hosseini, Fereshteh Mehraein, Maryam Shahhoseini, Leili Karimian, Fatemeh Nikmard, Mahnaz Ashrafi, Parvaneh Afsharian, Reza Aflatoonian
PURPOSE: The purpose of the present study was to investigate the epigenetic mechanisms responsible for the aberrant aromatase expression (CYP19A1) in Cumulus Cells (CCs) of infertile endometriosis patients. METHOD: Cumulus cells were obtained from 24 infertile patients with and without endometriosis who underwent ovarian stimulation for intracytoplasmic sperm injection. Expression of CYP19A1 gene was quantified using Reverse Transcription Q-PCR. DNA methylation, histone modifications, and binding of Estrogen Receptor, ERβ to regulatory DNA sequences of CYP19A1 gene were evaluated by Chromatin ImmunoPrecipitation (ChIP) assay...
August 2016: Journal of Assisted Reproduction and Genetics
Elham Hatef, Seyed-Farzad Mohammadi, Cyrus Alinia, Elham Ashrafi, S-Mehrdad Mohammadi, Alireza Lashay, Ali Sadeghi-Tari
PURPOSE: The disability-adjusted life-years (DALYs) lost due to eye diseases and trends in DALYs in Iran has not been previously reported. The object of this study is to report the burden of eye diseases in Iran and to compare changes from 1990 to 2010 based on age and gender. METHODS: Data from the Global Burden of Disease Study 2010 (GBD 2010) are used to report DALYs for cataract, refraction/accommodation (functional) disorders, macular degeneration, and glaucoma...
January 2016: Middle East African Journal of Ophthalmology
Seyed-Farzad Mohammadi, Payam Nabovati, Ali Mirzajani, Elham Ashrafi, Banafsheh Vakilian
AIM: To determine risk factors of regression and undercorrection following photorefractive keratectomy (PRK) in myopia or myopic astigmatism. METHODS: A case-control study was designed in which eyes with an indication for re-treatment (RT) were defined as cases; primary criteria for RT indication, as assessed at least 9mo postoperatively, included an uncorrected distance visual acuity (UDVA) of 20/30 or worse and a stable refraction for more than 3mo. Additional considerations included optical quality symptoms and significant higher order aberrations (HOAs)...
2015: International Journal of Ophthalmology
Nasser Kaviani, Sanaz Ashrafi, Seyed Ebrahim Jabbarifar, Elham Ghaffari
STATEMENT OF THE PROBLEM: Some children do not show an appropriate cooperation with their dentist. A number of them cannot be managed by local anesthesia and the usual techniques used to control behaviors, so further steps are required to control their pain and anxiety. Pharmaceutical control is recommended through sedation or general anesthesia. PURPOSE: This study was aimed to evaluate two groups of drugs in intravenous sedation method. MATERIALS AND METHOD: In this clinical trial intervention study, patients were randomly divided into two groups of 18 and 20 and each group received either intravenous midazolam-ketamine or midazolam-fentanyl...
March 2015: Journal of Dentistry
Elham Ashrafi, Seyed-Farzad Mohammadi, Akbar Fotouhi, Alireza Lashay, Mohsen Asadi-lari, Alireza Mahdavi, Mahmoud Jabbarvand, Sahar Sobhani, Farshad Farzadfar
BACKGROUND: Although Visual impairment (VI) and its prevention is a public health issue, sub-optimal information about its magnitude in national level and its distribution is one of the impediments for visual health advocacy. In this article, we are detailing the approaches which will be taken to estimate the magnitude (prevalence, incidence, and burden), distribution, and trend (1990 to 2013) of low vision and blindness in Iran. Besides that, an attempt will be made to describe inequalities and their determinants...
December 2014: Archives of Iranian Medicine
Seyed-Farzad Mohammadi, Ghasem Saeedi-Anari, Cyrus Alinia, Elham Ashrafi, Ramin Daneshvar, Alfred Sommer
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January 2014: Journal of Ophthalmic & Vision Research
Seyed-Farzad Mohammadi, Elham Ashrafi, Nima Norouzi, Tahereh Abdolahinia, Mohsen Mir-AbouTalebi, Mahmoud Jabbarvand
PURPOSE: To assess the effect of mitomycin-C (MMC) on the tear film, corneal biomechanics, and surface irregularity in surface ablation (photorefractive keratectomy [PRK]) for low to moderate myopia. SETTING: Refractive Surgery Unit, Farabi Eye Hospital, Tehran, Iran. DESIGN: Double-masked randomized clinical trial. METHODS: In patients with spherical equivalent myopia of -0.75 to -3.87 diopters (D) and astigmatism up to -1...
June 2014: Journal of Cataract and Refractive Surgery
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