Alireza Aslani

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The Du Bois and Du Bois body surface area (BSA) equation is used widely to normalise physiological parameters. However, that only nine subjects were used in its derivation does not appear to be well known and does not justify its ubiquitous application. Furthermore, the derivation appears to be hampered by a lack of modern statistical methods and the(More)
Objective: We discuss the role of diversification on dependency and security of energy supply. A system dynamics model with especial focus on the role of renewable energy resources (as a portfolio) on Finland’s energy dependency is developed. The purpose is also to cover a part of research gap exists in the system dynamics modeling of energy security(More)
The Herpes simplex virus type I origin-binding protein, OBP, is encoded by the UL9 gene. OBP binds the origin of DNA replication, oriS, in a cooperative and sequence-specific manner. OBP is also an ATP-dependent DNA helicase. We have recently shown that single-stranded oriS folds into a unique and evolutionarily conserved conformation, oriS*, which is(More)
OBJECTIVE To determine the effect of renal function at the commencement of dialysis on nutritional state. DESIGN Retrospective cohort study. SETTING University tertiary referral hospital. PATIENTS Patients with end-stage renal disease commencing renal replacement therapy over 8.5 years. MAIN OUTCOME MEASURES Total body nitrogen assessment using in(More)
BACKGROUND The Whipple's procedure (WP) is a major operation that adds a further demand on the body's nutritional reserves and therefore body composition after the effect of pancreatic cancer. The aim was to document changes in body composition changes that occur during the first six months after a WP for a pancreatic cancer malignancy. METHODS(More)
The herpes simplex virus type 1 origin of DNA replication, oriS, contains three copies of the recognition sequence for the viral initiator protein, origin binding protein (OBP), arranged in two palindromes. The central box I forms a short palindrome with box III and a long palindrome with box II. Single-stranded oriS adopts a conformation, oriS*, that is(More)
Subjective global assessment (SGA) is a widely available clinical tool established to be of prognostic value in patients with end-stage renal disease (ESRD). Although it is reported to reflect a patient's nutritional status, its direct relationship to nutrition has not been determined. The aim of this study is to compare SGA with the gold standard for(More)
The Herpes simplex virus type I origin binding protein (OBP) is a sequence-specific DNA-binding protein and a dimeric DNA helicase encoded by the UL9 gene. It is required for the activation of the viral origin of DNA replication oriS. Here we demonstrate that the linear double-stranded form of oriS can be converted by heat treatment to a stable novel(More)
OBJECTIVES Peptide Receptor Radionuclide Therapy (PRRT) with yttrium-90 ((90)Y) and lutetium-177 ((177)Lu)-labelled SST analogues are now therapy option for patients who have failed to respond to conventional medical therapy. In-house production with automated PRRT synthesis systems have clear advantages over manual methods resulting in increasing use in(More)
BACKGROUND & AIMS Growth hormone (GH) has a strong anabolic effect and is thought to be useful in improving the efficacy of parenteral nutrition (PN) to preserve muscle mass (MM) in the postoperative setting. Unfortunately, the negative clinical outcome of GH treatment in intensive care patients limits its use in this setting, but demands answers to the(More)