Afsaneh Mohammadzadeh

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OBJECTIVE To investigate immunomodulatory effect of 1,25(OH)2 vitamin D3 (1,25(OH)2D3) on cytokine production by endometrial cells of women with unexplained recurrent spontaneous abortion (URSA). DESIGN In vitro study. SETTING Academic research center. PATIENT(S) Patients with URSA and healthy controls. INTERVENTION(S) Treatment with 1,25(OH)2D3. (More)
PROBLEM To identify the associations of the plasminogen activator inhibitor-1 (PAI-1) -675 4G/5G, beta fibrinogen (BF) -455G/A, integrin beta 3 (ITGB3) 1565T/C, and methylenetetrahydrofolate reductase (MTHFR) 677C/T and 1298A/C polymorphisms with recurrent pregnancy loss (RPL). METHOD OF STUDY Polymerase chain reaction and restriction fragment length(More)
PROBLEM among important suspected causes of thrombophilia in women with recurrent pregnancy loss (RPL) are the polymorphisms of coagulation factor XIII (FXIII) gene. We performed a case-control study on the association between three polymorphisms of factor XIII (FXIII G103T, FXIII A614T and FXIII C1694T) and RPL in Iranian women. METHOD OF STUDY DNA(More)
BACKGROUND GnRH agonist administration in the luteal phase has been suggested to beneficially affect the outcome of intracytoplasmic sperm injection (ICSI) and embryo transfer (ET) cycles. This blind randomized controlled study evaluates the effect of GnRH (Gonadotropine Releasing Hormone) agonist administration on ICSI outcome in GnRH antagonist ovarian(More)
Vitamin D exerts important roles during pregnancy, and its deficiency may be associated with several pregnancy complications, including pregnancy loss, yet no data are available for molecules involved in vitamin D metabolism in patients with unexplained recurrent spontaneous abortion. In this study, we investigated possible difference in endometrial(More)
Extended in vitro culture of human embryos beyond blastocyst stage could serve as a tool to explore the molecular and physiological mechanisms underlying embryo development and to identify factors regulating pregnancy outcomes. This study presents the first report on the maintenance of human embryo in vitro by alginate co-encapsulation of human blastocyst(More)
Background: Endometriosis is defined as the growth of endometrial tissues in ectopic places outside the uterus. This disease has an important effect on the health and fertility of affected women. It’s etiology is not clearly known. For better understanding the pathophysiology of this disease, many researchers study on several aspects of the disease on(More)
BACKGROUND Repeated Implantation Failure (RIF) is one of the most intricate obstacles in assisted reproduction. The cytokine and chemokine composition of uterine cavity seem to play important roles in the implantation process. OBJECTIVE To compare the cytokine profile in the endometrium of normal fertile women and those with repeated implantation failure.(More)
Background: Evidences suggest an association between the prevalence of thyroid peroxidase (anti-TPO) and anti thyroglobulin (anti-Tg) with recurrent abortions and infertility. Iodine deficiency was once endemic in Iran and little data is available about the prevalence of these antibodies in different groups of fertile or infertile individuals. Objective:(More)
AIM Endometriosis is defined as the growth of endometrium outside of the uterus in ectopic places. Immune system disturbances have an important role in endometriosis which may lead to infertility. It seems that inflammatory cytokines, specially tumor necrosis factor-alpha (TNF-alpha), which are produced by activated macrophages, play an important role in(More)