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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28223227/mitogen-activated-protein-kinases-as-therapeutic-targets-for-asthma
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REVIEW
MirHojjat Khorasanizadeh, Mahsa Eskian, Erwin W Gelfand, Nima Rezaei
Corticosteroid-resistant asthmatics, although comprising only a portion of the asthma population, account for most of the morbidity, mortality and economic burden associated with asthma. Moreover, corticosteroids are not effective inhibitors of airway remodeling changes, and their long-term use is associated with debilitating systemic side effects. Therefore, potent and safe novel therapeutic alternatives, targeting basic pathophysiological mechanisms responsible for the severe asthmatic phenotype are urgently needed...
February 14, 2017: Pharmacology & Therapeutics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28203287/specific-immunotherapy-in-renal-cancer-a-systematic-review
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REVIEW
Armin Hirbod-Mobarakeh, Hesam Addin Gordan, Zahra Zahiri, Mohammad Mirshahvalad, Sima Hosseinverdi, Brian I Rini, Nima Rezaei
BACKGROUND: Renal cell cancer (RCC) is the tenth most common malignancy in adults. In recent years, several approaches of active and passive immunotherapy have been studied extensively in clinical trials of patients with RCC. The aim of this systematic review was to assess the clinical efficacy of various approaches of specific immunotherapy in patients with RCC. METHODS: We searched Medline, Scopus, CENTRAL, TRIP, DART, OpenGrey and ProQuest without any language filter through to 9 October 2015...
February 2017: Therapeutic Advances in Urology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28188943/evaluating-awareness-of-pediatricians-and-general-practitioners-on-transformation-of-the-health-system-in-iran
#3
Sepideh Masoud, Gilda Rajabi, Farnaz Delavari, Nima Rezaei
In orders to promote the level of healthcare in societies, governments try to have different policies to transform the health system. The aim of this study was to measure the level of awareness of practitioners in Iran, after initiating the new transformation of the health system in the country, starting from May 2014. This is a descriptive-cross-sectional study, which was inducted in October 2014. The study population consists of 208 physicians who attended the 26th International Congress of Pediatrics in Tehran, Iran...
January 2017: Acta Medica Iranica
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28188937/universal-scientific-education-and-research-network-usern-to-make-the-knowledge-without-borders
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Nima Rezaei
No abstract text is available yet for this article.
January 2017: Acta Medica Iranica
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28138831/brain-derived-neurotrophic-factor-levels-in-autism-a-systematic-review-and-meta-analysis
#5
Amene Saghazadeh, Nima Rezaei
Brain-derived neurotrophic factor (BDNF) plays an important role in activity-dependent synaptic plasticity. Altered blood BDNF levels have been frequently identified in people with autism spectrum disorders (ASD). There are however wide discrepancies in the evidence. Therefore, we performed the present systematic review and meta-analysis aimed at qualitative and quantitative synthesis of studies that measured blood BDNF levels in ASD and control subjects. Observational studies were identified through electronic database searching and also hand-searching of reference lists of relevant articles...
January 30, 2017: Journal of Autism and Developmental Disorders
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28102718/vitamin-d-status-aeroallergen-sensitization-and-allergic-rhinitis-a-systematic-review-and-meta-analysis
#6
Zahra Aryan, Nima Rezaei, Carlos A Camargo
PURPOSE: The role of vitamin D status in the etiology of allergic diseases is uncertain. The aim of this study was to investigate the association of vitamin D status with risk of two main outcomes: aeroallergen sensitization and allergic rhinitis (AR). METHODS: We performed a systematic review of Medline, Scopus, Science Citation Index, and Google Scholar databases. Studies were included if they reported on prevalent or incident cases of aeroallergen sensitization or AR according to vitamin D status...
January 2, 2017: International Reviews of Immunology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28036156/interleukin-4-cytokine-single-nucleotide-polymorphisms-in-kawasaki-disease-a-case-control-study-and-a-review-of-knowledge
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Raheleh Assari, Yahya Aghighi, Vahid Ziaee, Maryam Sadr, Arezou Rezaei, Farzaneh Rahmani, Zeinab Sadr, Seyed Reza Raeeskarami, Mohammad Hassan Moradinejad, Nima Rezaei
AIM: Kawasaki disease (KD) is a systemic vasculitis of medium-sized arteries. High levels of interleukin 4 (IL-4) and the dominance of Th2 cytokines seem to be a key feature in the acute phase of KD. In this study, the role of IL-4 and IL-4R gene polymorphisms were investigated in Iranian children with KD. METHODS: Fifty-five patients with KD and 140 healthy subjects as a control group were enrolled in this study. Single nucleotide polymorphisms (SNPs) of IL-4 gene at positions -1098 (rs2243248), -590 (rs2243250) and -33 (rs2070874), as well as IL-4RA gene at position +1902 (rs180275) were assessed in patients and the control group...
December 30, 2016: International Journal of Rheumatic Diseases
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28013299/autoimmunity-in-primary-antibody-deficiencies
#8
REVIEW
Gholamreza Azizi, Moslem Ahmadi, Hassan Abolhassani, Reza Yazdani, Hamed Mohammadi, Abbas Mirshafiey, Nima Rezaei, Asghar Aghamohammadi
Primary antibody deficiencies (PADs) are the most common inherited primary immunodeficiencies in humans, characterized by hypogammaglobulinemia, an inability to produce specific antibodies, and recurrent infections mainly caused by encapsulated bacteria. However, it has been shown that inflammatory disorders, granulomatous lesions, lymphoproliferative diseases, cancer, and autoimmunity are associated with the various types of PAD. Both systemic and organ-specific autoimmune diseases could be attributed to B-cell defects in PAD patients...
2016: International Archives of Allergy and Immunology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28011864/combined-immunodeficiency-and-epstein-barr-virus-induced-b-cell-malignancy-in-humans-with-inherited-cd70-deficiency
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Hassan Abolhassani, Emily S J Edwards, Aydan Ikinciogullari, Huie Jing, Stephan Borte, Marcus Buggert, Likun Du, Mami Matsuda-Lennikov, Rosa Romano, Rozina Caridha, Sangeeta Bade, Yu Zhang, Juliet Frederiksen, Mingyan Fang, Sevgi Kostel Bal, Sule Haskologlu, Figen Dogu, Nurdan Tacyildiz, Helen F Matthews, Joshua J McElwee, Emma Gostick, David A Price, Umaimainthan Palendira, Asghar Aghamohammadi, Bertrand Boisson, Nima Rezaei, Annika C Karlsson, Michael J Lenardo, Jean-Laurent Casanova, Lennart Hammarström, Stuart G Tangye, Helen C Su, Qiang Pan-Hammarström
In this study, we describe four patients from two unrelated families of different ethnicities with a primary immunodeficiency, predominantly manifesting as susceptibility to Epstein-Barr virus (EBV)-related diseases. Three patients presented with EBV-associated Hodgkin's lymphoma and hypogammaglobulinemia; one also had severe varicella infection. The fourth had viral encephalitis during infancy. Homozygous frameshift or in-frame deletions in CD70 in these patients abolished either CD70 surface expression or binding to its cognate receptor CD27...
January 2017: Journal of Experimental Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27931829/primary-immunodeficiencies-associated-with-ebv-induced-lymphoproliferative-disorders
#10
REVIEW
Mahsima Shabani, Kim E Nichols, Nima Rezaei
Primary immunodeficiency diseases (PIDs) are a subgroup of inherited immunological disorders that increase susceptibility to viral infections. Among the range of viral pathogens involved, EBV remains a major threat because of its high prevalence of infection among the adult population and its tendency to progress to life-threatening lymphoproliferative disorders (LPDs) and/or malignancy. The high mortality in immunodeficient patients with EBV-driven LPDs, despite institution of diverse and often intensive treatments, prompts the need to better study these PIDs to identify and understand the affected molecular pathways that increase susceptibility to EBV infection and progression...
December 2016: Critical Reviews in Oncology/hematology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27921409/hla-drb-and-hla-dqb-allele-and-haplotype-frequencies-in-iranian-patients-with-recurrent-aphthous-stomatitis
#11
Shamsolmoulouk Najafi, Mahsa Mohammadzadeh, Alireza Zare Bidoki, Ghasem Meighani, Saeed Aslani, Mahdi Mahmoudi, Nima Rezaei
Recurrent aphthous stomatitis (RAS) is known as the most common chronic disease of the oral cavity, which affects a range of 5-25% of the population. RAS appears to be associated with some human leukocyte antigen (HLA) class II alleles and haplotypes. This study attempts to survey the distribution of HLA-DRB and -DQB alleles among Iranian RAS patients and healthy controls. In order to evaluate the association of HLA-DR and DQ alleles and haplotypes, 54 patients with RAS and 100 unrelated healthy subjects as control group were investigated...
August 2016: Iranian Journal of Allergy, Asthma, and Immunology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27920889/lack-of-association-between-interleukin-12-gene-polymorphisms-and-recurrent-aphthous-stomatitis
#12
Isaac Firouze Moqadam, Shamsolmoulouk Najafi, Mahsa Mohammadzadeh, Alireza Zare Bidoki, Hila Yousefi, Elham Farhadi, Arghavan Tonekaboni, Ghasem Meighani, Mohsen Mohammadzadeh, Ali Akbar Amirzargar, Nima Rezaei
No abstract text is available yet for this article.
October 2016: Avicenna Journal of Medical Biotechnology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27917623/impact-of-ige-mediated-food-allergy-on-parental-quality-of-life-in-iranian-patients
#13
Seyed Mohammad Fathi, Marzieh Tavakol, Nima Rezaei, Masoud Movahedi, Asghar Aghamohammadi, Mansoureh Shariat, Bamdad Sadeghi, Nasrin Behniafard, Behzad Darabi, Alireza Hajikhani, Ibrahim Abdollahpour, Mohammad Gharagozlou
Food allergy is a common disorder especially in the first years of life. Strict avoidance of the responsible food is the most effective therapeutic measure so far. But this continuous vigilance could be stressful for the patient and family and decreases their quality of life (QOL). This survey was designed to evaluate the impact of IgE-mediated food allergy on parental QOL in Iranian patients and to develop a valid Persian version of "Food Allergy Quality Of Life- Parental Burden (FAQL-PB) questionnaire". 90 patients (28 females, 62 males) and their parents who were referred to the clinic of Allergy in Children's Medical Center, Tehran University of Medical Sciences, Tehran, Iran were enrolled...
October 2016: Iranian Journal of Allergy, Asthma, and Immunology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27893166/the-association-between-parental-consanguinity-and-primary-immunodeficiency-diseases-a-systematic-review-and-meta-analysis
#14
Hasti Hadizadeh, M Masoud Salehi, Shabnam Khoramnejad, Kia Vosoughi, Nima Rezaei
BACKGROUND: We aimed to establish the prevalence of parental consanguinity among patients with primary immunodeficiency diseases (PID), and compare the prevalence with the general population. METHOD: We searched PubMed, EMBASE, and Scopus for studies mentioning parental consanguinity prevalence in PID patients and calculated the prevalence odds ratio (POR) of parental consanguinity in each study, compared to a matched healthy population. RESULTS: We identified 21 eligible studies with a total population of 18091 accounting for sample overlap...
November 28, 2016: Pediatric Allergy and Immunology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27888588/lps-responsive-beige-like-anchor-gene-mutation-associated-with-possible-bronchiolitis-obliterans-organizing-pneumonia-associated-with-hypogammaglobulinemia-and-normal-igm-phenotype-and-low-number-of-b-cells
#15
Sima Shokri, Mohammad Nabavi, Tatjana Hirschmugl, Asghar Aghamohammadi, Saba Arshi, Mohamad Hassan Bemanian, Morteza Fallahpour, Rasool Molatefi, Mahsa Rekabi, Narges Eslami, Javad Ahmadian, Kian Darabi, Gholam Reza Sedighi, Maryam Monajemzadeh, Mohammadreza Modaresi, Nima Parvaneh, Kaan Boztug, Nima Rezaei
LPS-Responsive Beige-like Anchor (LRBA) deficiency is a disease which has recently been described in a group of patients with common variable immunodeficiency (CVID) in association with autoimmunity and/or inflammatory bowel disease (IBD)-like phenotype. We here describe a 10-year-old boy who experienced recurrent infections, mainly in the respiratory system, associated with thrombocytopenia and anemia. Immunological workup showed low numbers of B cells and low IgG, but normal IgM levels. In spite of therapeutic doses of antibiotics, antivirals, and antifungal agents, in addition to immunoglobulin replacement therapy, he developed disseminated involvement of both lungs with peripheral nodules; transbronchial lung biopsy revealed possible bronchiolitis obliterans organizing pneumonia (BOOP)...
October 2016: Acta Medica Iranica
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27878683/april-gene-polymorphism-and-serum-sapril-levels-in-children-with-systemic-lupus-erythematosus
#16
Shideh Namazi, Nader Tajik, Vahid Ziaee, Maryam Sadr, Samaneh Soltani, Arezou Rezaei, Samaneh Zoghi, Nima Rezaei
Systemic lupus erythematosus (SLE) is a multi-factor autoimmune disorder with diverse clinical manifestations and unclear pathogenesis. Genetic components play important roles in the incidence and development of SLE. Among these, APRIL as a cytokine has roles in the stimulation and antibody production in B cells. APRIL was hypothesized to be associated with SLE. The aim of this study was to assess the involvement of the APRIL gene in SLE susceptibility in Iranian patients. A single-nucleotide polymorphism (SNP) for rs11552708 of APRIL gene was analyzed by real-time PCR in 60 SLE Iranian children and 64 healthy controls...
November 23, 2016: Clinical Rheumatology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27832689/comparison-of-oral-midazolam-with-intravenous-midazolam-for-sedation-children-during-upper-gastrointestinal-endoscopy
#17
RANDOMIZED CONTROLLED TRIAL
Ahmad Khodadad, Majid Aflatoonian, Rozita Jalilian, Nazanin Babaei, Farzaneh Motamed, Alireza Ebrahime Soltani, Behnaz Rasoolzadeh, Fatemeh Motavasselian, Nima Rezaei
Upper endoscopy is a common procedure for the diagnosis and treatment of upper digestive tract diseases. The increasing number of pediatric gastrointestinal procedures has led to increasing attention on the safety and efficacy of medications used for sedation during the procedure. This randomized blinded interventional study was designed to compare the effect of oral midazolam with intravenous (IV) midazolam as a sedative medication in 119 children undergoing endoscopy. The mean time to sedation was 2.2±0...
September 2016: Acta Medica Iranica
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27823646/radioimmunotherapy-in-non-hodgkin-lymphoma-prediction-and-assessment-of-response
#18
REVIEW
Mahsa Eskian, MirHojjat Khorasanizadeh, Francoise Kraeber-Bodere, Nima Rezaei
Non-Hodgkin lymphoma (NHL) is one of the most common malignancies and a major cause of morbidity and mortality. Radioimmunotherapy (RIT) is a novel modality for treating NHL which offers the combined use of monoclonal antibodies for specific targeting of malignant cells and radiation for killing these cells. Despite the promising results favoring RIT in several clinical studies in different target populations and NHL types, Food and Drug Administration (FDA) approval for RIT agents is restricted to a limited number of indications and agents, maybe because of several ambiguities that still exist in the field...
November 2016: Critical Reviews in Oncology/hematology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27780734/proteins-brighten-the-brain
#19
REVIEW
Ameneh Zare-Shahabadi, Akram Ataei, Nima Rezaei
Through selective activation/inhibition or dissection of neuronal circuits, optogenetic tools have raised hopes for a better understanding of neuropsychiatric mechanisms and therapeutic targets for various disorders. Although, overcoming serious limitations result in from conventional neuronal circuit study, this method has its own imperfections, such as optogenetic modulation of neural activity, using an internal, animal-generated, light source. In this review, limitations of external light delivery systems and possible approaches for using internal light sources in laboratory animals and perhaps, human being, are being addressed...
December 15, 2016: Life Sciences
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27752182/introducing-a-new-experimental-islet-transplantation-model-using-biomimetic-hydrogel-and-a-simple-high-yield-islet-isolation-technique
#20
Jamal Mohammadi Ayenehdeh, Bahareh Niknam, Seyed Mahmoud Hashemi, Hossein Rahavi, Nima Rezaei, Masoud Soleimani, Nader Tajik
BACKGROUND: Islet transplantation could be an ideal alternative treatment to insulin therapy for type 1 diabetes Mellitus (T1DM). This clinical and experimental field requires a model that covers problems such as requiring a large number of functional and viable islets, the optimal transplantation site, and the prevention of islet dispersion. Hence, the methods of choice for isolation of functional islets and transplantation are crucial. METHODS: The present study has introduced an experimental model that overcomes some critical issues in islet transplantation, including in situ pancreas perfusion by digestive enzymes through common bile duct...
October 18, 2016: Iranian Biomedical Journal
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