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The evolutionary conserved family of heat shock proteins (HSP) is responsible for protecting cells against different types of stress, including oxidative stress. Although the levels of HSPs can be readily measured in blood serum, the levels of HSP70 in patients with different durations of diabetes have not been studied before. We quantified serum HSP70(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)
BACKGROUND Osteomalacia and osteoporosis are a common clinical problem in patients with beta thalassemia major. The purpose of this study is to assess the possible correlation of excess iron in liver and heart of beta thalassemia patient with bone mineral density (BMD). MATERIALS AND METHODS We performed a prospective cross-sectional study on 80 patients(More)
Citrulline antibody, nowadays, is a new item which has been the center of attention due to its much more specificity to diagnose RA. The aim of the present study was to evaluate the efficacy and accuracy of anti-citrulline antibody test in RA diagnosis among hospitalized patients in Iran. Through a case–control study, we tried to calculate the accuracy of(More)
Albuminuria is a sensitive marker to predict future cardiovascular events in patients with type 2 diabetes mellitus. However, current studies only use conventional regression models to discover predictors of albuminuria. We have used 2 different statistical models to predict albuminuria in type 2 diabetes mellitus: a multilayer perception neural network and(More)
Patients with carpal tunnel syndrome (CTS) have a variety of vasomotor symptoms. Here, we aimed to study the vasomotor activity of the radialis indicis (RI) artery (median nerve territory) and the radial palmar digital (RPD) artery of the little finger (ulnar nerve territory) before and after sympathetic stimulation in CTS patients using color Doppler(More)
Oxidized low-density lipoprotein (ox-LDL) plays a key role in the progression of atherosclerosis and diabetes complications. The aim of this study was first, to evaluate the association between ox-LDL and diabetes duration, and second, to examine serum level of ox-LDL in patients with prolonged diabetes and a desirable LDL-cholesterol level. A total of 36(More)
Several studies suggest that the response to various stressors differs between the sexes. We aimed to study serum HSP70 and levels of oxidized-LDL (ox-LDL) as markers of oxidative stress in men and women with type 2 diabetes. We quantified serum HSP70 and levels of ox-LDL in three cohorts; patients with newly diagnosed diabetes, patients with long-standing(More)
INTRODUCTION It is now believed that the oxidative modification of plasma lipoproteins enhance their atherogenicity in patients with type 2 diabetes. Because a variety of highly reactive lipid peroxidation products can transfer from oxidized low-density lipoprotein (ox-LDL) to high-density lipoprotein -cholesterol, the authors evaluated the association(More)
INTRODUCTION In vitro studies have shown that oxidized, low density lipoprotein (ox-LDL) stimulates macrophages to release interleukin-6 (IL-6) and interleukin-1β (IL-1β). In this study, we aimed to investigate the correlation between ox-LDL and IL-6 and IL-1β levels in the peripheral circulation of patients with type 2 diabetes, and normal controls. We(More)