Ali Shamsa

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BACKGROUND Tuberculosis (TB) is an important infection encountered posttransplantation, especially among patients in developing countries, where there are high incidences of morbidity and mortality. MATERIALS AND METHODS One hundred and twenty subjects (1%) from 15 major kidney transplantation centers in Iran from 1984 to 2003 were compared with 440(More)
In this study, the effect of Crocus sativus (saffron) was studied on male erectile dysfunction (ED). Twenty male patients with ED were followed for ten days in which each morning they took a tablet containing 200mg of saffron. Patients underwent the nocturnal penile tumescence (NPT) test and the international index of erectile function questionnaire(More)
INTRODUCTION Varicocele is one of the most common causes of infertility. In this study, we evaluated and compared the operative time, sperm analysis results, and complications of three different methods of open and laparoscopic varicocelectomies. MATERIALS AND METHODS From among all bilateral varicocelectomies in our center, we randomly selected 30 of(More)
Varicocele is still an enigma. Its effects on semen analysis, fertility and, more recently, early ejaculation and spontaneous abortion in spouses are not yet fully understood. In this retrospective study, we evaluated these four parameters (semen analysis, fertility, early ejaculation and spontaneous abortion among spouses) in relation to varicocele and(More)
This paper reports the first example of tumour infiltrating lymphocytes (TILs) and a tumour cell line from the same individual and analyses their characteristics. The tumour cell line (CAT), derived from a patient with well-differentiated (G3pTa) TCC, has been in culture for 24 months and subcultured more than 100 times. Epithelial origin was established by(More)
INTRODUCTION There is a paucity of data on long-term patient and graft survival in the older kidney recipients. Our aim was to evaluate the long-term outcomes of kidney transplantation in patients aged 50 years and older and compare them with outcomes in younger recipients. MATERIALS AND METHODS Forty-seven recipients aged 50 years and older and 47(More)
INTRODUCTION Erectile function in end-stage renal disease (ESRD) and renal transplant patients is a challenging issue. In this study we evaluated the prevalence of erectile dysfunction (ED) according to standard questionnaires and paraclinical tests including Rigiscan. MATERIALS AND METHODS We conducted a prospective, interventional, nonrandomized study(More)