Afsaneh Morteza

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Here, we aimed to study serum heat shock protein (HSP) 70 levels in diabetic patients with and without albuminuria. We performed a 1:1 matched case control study on 40 diabetic patients with albuminuria as cases and 40 age, sex, body mass index matched diabetic patients without albuminuria (normoalbuminuria) as controls. Normoalbuminuria was defined as(More)
BACKGROUND Despite ongoing findings on the relationship between elevated levels of alanine and aspartate aminotransferases (ALT and AST) and metabolic syndrome (MetS), this association in diabetic patients without a known cause for liver enzymes elevation other than diabetes, per se, remains unclear. In this study, we aimed to assess the relationship(More)
PURPOSE Central fat distribution is significantly associated with an increased cortisol levels. We hypothesized that men with metabolic syndrome have a higher serum cortisol levels compared to women. The purpose of this study was to compare serum cortisol levels, and its correlation with serum leptin levels, between men and women with and without metabolic(More)
Aim. To determine the level of the conus medullaris-Tuffier's line, and conus medullaris-Tuffier's line distance using imaging and evaluate their relation to age and gender. Methods. We performed a cross-sectional study of 189 adult participants, who underwent MR imaging of lumbosacral spine. Each vertebra was divided into 3 equal segments (upper, middle,(More)
BACKGROUND Iron overload is a common clinical problem in patients with β-thalassemia major. The purpose of this study was to assess the presence of excess iron in certain areas of the brain (thalamus, midbrain, adenohypophysis and basal ganglia) in patients with β-thalassemia major and evaluate the association with serum ferritin and liver iron content. (More)
In vitro and in vivo studies have shown conflicting results regarding heat shock protein (HSP) and leptin correlation. More importantly both HSP70 and leptin are correlated with C reactive proteins. The purpose of the present study was to study the correlation between serum HSP70 and leptin levels in patients with type 2 diabetes stratified according to(More)
Increased C-reactive protein (CRP) levels are associated with coronary heart disease, stroke, and mortality. Physical activity prevents cardiovascular disorders, which can be partly mediated through reducing inflammation, including serum CRP levels. The association of different intensities of physical activity, sedentary behaviours, and C-reactive protein(More)
Calcium is a key regulator of cell dynamics. Dysregulation of its cytosolic concentration is implicated in the pathophysiology of several diseases. This study aimed to assess the effects of calcium on the network of membrane cytoskeletal proteins. Erythrocyte membranes were obtained from eight healthy donors and incubated with 250 µM and 1.25 mM calcium(More)
Chronic sinusitis is a major cause of morbidity today. Regional variations in the incidence of this disease have been reported. The aim of this study was to evaluate the incidence of fungal infection as the causative agent of chronic sinusitis among Iranian patients. A cross sectional hospital based study was designed; the patients underwent paranasal sinus(More)
BACKGROUND Psoriasis is a disease which may have a direct impact on the psychological and social aspects of the patient, particularly due to its visibility. To date, we are unaware of any study showing a relationship between psoriasis and psychological parameters such as psychological vulnerability and coping strategies. OBJECTIVE The aim of this study(More)