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This review analyzes the literature of bone grafts and introduces tissue engineering as a strategy in this field of orthopedic surgery. We evaluated articles concerning bone grafts; analyzed characteristics, advantages, and limitations of the grafts; and provided explanations about bone-tissue engineering technologies. Many bone grafting materials are(More)
Coral is an osteoconductive material used as a bone graft extender and human platelet rich plasma has been used as a source of osteoinductive factor. A combination of human platelet rich plasma and coral is expected to create a composite with both osteoconductive and osteoinductive properties. This study examined the effect of a combination of human(More)
Over 100 000 goats were grazing freely in isolated herds of 100 to 600 goats in a mountainous area of more than 2000 km2; to the north-east of Darab City in Fars Province in southern Iran. Twenty to fifty percent of the goats in this area were infected with besnoitiosis. Sheep, cattle and donkeys grazing in the same area showed no clinical manifestations of(More)
BACKGROUND This study was designed to investigate the effects of basic fibroblast growth factor on the remodeling phase of the tenotomized superficial digital flexor tendon in rabbits. METHODS Forty white New Zealand mature male rabbits were divided randomly into two equal groups of treated and control. After tenotomy and surgical repair, using modified(More)
Linguatula serrata is one of the parasitic zoonoses causing visceral and nasopharyngeal linguatulosis in human beings. Recently, L. serrata found a more public health importance, and new cases of human infection is reported from different parts of Iran including the Fars Province. Infected vegetables, fruits, and water resources with eggs of the mature(More)
One hundred and five stray male and female dogs in different age groups were autopsied and their small intestines examined for Echinococcus granulosus. Thirty eight dogs (36.19%) harbored two-to-several thousand E. granulosus in their intestinal content. The prevalence rate was higher in males (44.83%) than in females (25.53%). Livers and lungs of 3245(More)
This study was designed to investigate the effects of recombinant human basic fibroblast growth factor (bFGF) on a complete superficial digital flexor tendon (SDFT) rupture after surgical repair in rabbits. Eighty mature New Zealand White rabbits of both sexes were randomly divided into two equal groups: Treated and Control. Each group was subdivided into(More)
Some of the metacestodes are not only zoonotic but are also responsible for severe tissue damage, reduction in milk and meat production, and considerable economic loss due to condemnation of the infected organs of the herbivorous animals. The aim of the present study was to determine the prevalence of Cysticercus ovis, Cysticercus tenuicollis, hydatid(More)
This study was designed to investigate the developmental changes in the superficial digital flexor tendon (SDFT) of the white New Zealand rabbit, from 5 to 7 days pre-natal to 112 days post-natal (PN), at histological and ultrastructural levels. The tendons changed from being highly cellular with 13079 +/- 2538 cell/mm(2) and little directional organization(More)
A slaughterhouse-based survey was conducted to determine the type and the prevalence of lesions in the testis and epididymis of native bucks reared in southern Iran. Testis, epididymis, and tunica, which belonged to 425 bucks of various age groups, were inspected. The specimens were collected randomly during a 6-month period. Various abnormalities in testis(More)