Ali Reza Hassan Abadi

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The aims of this study are to identify Leishmania species and compare and validate internal transcribed spacers (ITS) polymerase chain reaction (PCR) assay against parasitological methods for diagnosing cutaneous leishmaniasis (CL). We used the ITS-PCR, parasite culture, and microscopic evaluation of stained smears on 155 specimens from suspected cases of(More)
BACKGROUND AND AIMS Recent studies suggest that calcium metabolism and perhaps other components of dairy products may contribute to shifting the energy balance and thus play a role in weight regulation. We compared the effects of cows' milk, calcium fortified soy milk and calcium supplement on weight and body fat reduction in premenopausal overweight and(More)
The authors sought to determine the profile of traditional risk factors and hematologic-metabolic parameters as well as relative risk among patients with myocardial infarction (MI). This study included 594 MI patients (70.2% men and 29.8% women) and was carried out during a period of 11 years from 1994 to 2005. Patients were analyzed by sex according to(More)
BACKGROUND Tuberculosis (TB) is the leading cause of mortality among human immunodeficiency virus (HIV) patients and the majority of them occur in developing countries. The aims of the present study were to determine the frequency of HIV/TB co-infection and other probable associated factors. METHODS This 10 year retrospective study was conducted on 824(More)
The authors sought to investigate whether an increase or decrease of hemoglobin (Hgb) and hematocrit (Hct) levels were a predictor of occurrence of acute coronary syndrome. This retrospective case-control study included 594 myocardial infarction (MI) patients, 596 unstable angina patients, and 590 controls who were hospitalized from 1994 to 2005. Results(More)
BACKGROUND Maternal subclinical hypothyroidism during pregnancy is associated with various adverse outcomes. Recent consensus guidelines advocate universal thyroid function screening during pregnancy. There are no data from Iran about the prevalence of thyroid hypofunction in pregnancy. This study aims to find the prevalence of thyroid dysfunction. (More)
OBJECTIVES To determine prevalence of ecstasy use and its predisposing factors among Iranian high school female students in Tehran, capital of Iran. METHODS In this cross-sectional study, 2350 female students of 36 high schools from Tehran, were selected by multi-stage cluster sampling to determine prevalence of ecstasy use and its predisposing factors.(More)
Although numerous molecular methods for spinal muscular atrophy (SMA) detection have been exploited, most of them are laborious, time consuming and costly. Recently, gold nanoparticles (AuNPs) have attracted attention in the field of colourimetric bioanalysis, because AuNP aggregation can be tracked with the naked eye as well as ultraviolet-visible (UV-vis)(More)
BACKGROUND It is known that fish oil consumption decreases incidence of cardiovascular disease. However, some studies showed that it increases atherosclerosis as it does not get completely metabolized by the liver. The aim of the present study was to investigate the effects of fish oil on aortic atherosclerosis, hepatic steatosis and serum lipids in rats.(More)
INTRODUCTION Infantile colic is a painful condition in the first months of infancy. This study was carried out with the aim of testing the hypothesis that massage treatment has a clinically relevant effect on this condition. MATERIALS AND METHODS This randomized clinical trial was conducted among 100 infants of < 12 weeks of age with infantile colic. They(More)