Ali Abdollahi

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to implement e-government successfully, it is important to have appropriate strategies. According to this, at first, different models of e-government are reviewed and the important parameters and key issues for e-government strategic planning are extracted. Secondly, as foresight is a suitable tool to determine appropriate strategies, different foresight(More)
PURPOSE Farnesyltransferase (FTase) is a zinc-dependent enzyme that adds a farnesyl group to the Ras proteins. L778, 123 is a potent peptidomimetic imidazole-containing FTase inhibitor. METHODS L778123 was synthesized according to known methods and evaluated alone and in combination with doxorubicin against A549 (adenocarcinomic human alveolar basal(More)
NSAIDs (nonsteroidal anti-inflammatory drugs) are a class of drugs with analgesic, anti-inflammatory, and antipyretic effects. Diclofenac sodium is one of the world's most widely-prescribed NSAIDs. Meloxicam is another NSAID that was approved in the last several years. Treatment with NSAIDs may result in renal damage. Relatively, little is known about(More)
Free radicals are produced continuously in the cells as part of normal cellular function, however excess production might play a role in pathophysiology of many disease conditions, including cancer, Alzheimer's disease, atherosclerosis and some of the drug-induced toxicity. Many basic research studies and observational epidemiologic studies in human suggest(More)
BACKGROUND/AIMS Diabetic dermopathy is the most common cutaneous marker of diabetes mellitus presenting as single or multiple well-demarcated brown atrophic macules, predominantly on the shins. Although diabetic dermopathy and diabetic retinopathy are both considered by some authors as manifestations of diabetic microangiopathy, only a few studies are(More)
KID syndrome is a rare congenital disorder characterized by keratitis, ichthyosis, and deafness. We have described a 4-year-old girl who is treated with bland emollients and topical keratolytics such as urea and surprisingly observed marked improvement in skin hyperkeratosis and palmoplantar keratoderma. We think that along with urgent ophthalmologic and(More)
In recent years many engineers and companies have been working on automatic meter reading (AMR), and different media, such as radio, telephone lines, and power lines, have been used for this purpose. Nowadays, GSM network, with its vast coverage in most countries, and also its competitive ever-growing market, is becoming popular as the main medium for the(More)
For grid-connected microgrids with high penetration of photovoltaic (PV) generation, overvoltage caused by reverse power flow is a major factor that limits PV power output. To tackle the challenge, this paper proposes a new online overvoltage prevention (OOP) control strategy to maintain PV terminal voltages within specified range while maximizing the PV(More)
AIMS/PURPOSE Fibroblast growth factor 21 (FGF21) is a major metabolic regulator in the body that has been shown to be elevated in a number of metabolic disturbances including type 2 diabetes mellitus (T2DM) and the metabolic syndrome. However, little is known regarding the circulating levels of FGF21 in type 2 diabetic retinopathy (T2DR) and its association(More)
PURPOSE To evaluate the effect of mitomycin-C (MMC) on corneal endothelial cell density (ECD) and morphology after trabeculectomy. METHODS In this prospective comparative case series, 31 eyes with glaucoma underwent trabeculectomy with (group I), or without (group II) MMC. Specular microscopy was performed pre-, and postoperatively at months 1 and 3.(More)