Alireza Heidari

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BACKGROUND Injecting drug users (IDUs) are a major and most important risk factor for rising hepatitis C virus (HCV) prevalence in Iran. OBJECTIVES The objective of this study was to determine the effectiveness of methadone maintenance treatment (MMT) in prevention of HCV infection transmission among IDUs. PATIENTS AND METHODS A mathematical modeling(More)
Double tachycardia is a relatively rare condition. We describe a 21 year old woman with history of frequent palpitations. In one of these episodes, she had wide complex tachycardia with right bundle branch and inferior axis morphology. A typical atrioventricular nodal tachycardia was induced during electrophysiologic study, aimed at induction of clinically(More)
PURPOSE To determine refractive and corneal topographic changes after horizontal rectus muscles recession. METHODS In a noncomparative interventional case series, 49 eyes of 27 patients were evaluated in two groups: (1) exotropic patients (24 eyes) who underwent lateral rectus muscle(s) recession, and (2) esotropic patients (25 eyes) who underwent medial(More)
BACKGROUND Insulin-like growth factor binding protein-1 (IGFBP-1) modulates the activity of IGF-I. It exists in serum as phosphorylated and less phosphorylated forms. We wished to measure serum levels of both these forms of IGFBP-1, using a novel assay, in subjects with, or without ischaemic heart disease (IHD). METHODS We measured serum concentrations of(More)
BACKGROUND As in the general population, atrioventricular nodal reentrant tachycardia (AVNRT) is the most common regular supraventricular tachycardia in the elderly patients. We tried to compare electrophysiologic characteristics, efficacy, and risks of the radiofrequency (RF) catheter ablation of the slow pathway in elderly and young patients with AVNRT.(More)
INTRODUCTION Burnout causes physical and emotional tireness, job dissatisfaction, resulting in reduced efficiency and a feeling of alienation from colleagues. Also, job satisfaction has a major impact on job-related behaviors, such as turnover intention, absenteeism, and job performance. The aim of this study was to determine job burnout, job satisfaction(More)
OBJECTIVES This study aimed to compare the shear bond strength (SBS) of composite to stainless steel crowns (SSC) using two mechanical surface treatments (MSTs) and two bonding systems. MATERIALS AND METHODS Eighty-four SSCs were divided into six groups of 14; Group1: No MST+Scotchbond Universal adhesive (N+U), Group 2: Surface roughening by a diamond(More)
OBJECTIVES Asthma is a common chronic disease. Asthma and anti-asthmatic medications have been suggested as risk factors for increased susceptibility to caries. This study was conducted to evaluate the effects of different types and forms of antihistaminic medications and the duration of drug consumption on the severity of dental caries in asthmatic(More)
— The ability of silicon to make faster computer chips ends soon. Thus, scientists have introduced DNA as a proper and clean alternative and source. Research on molecular computers is at initial steps. Molecular computers, in their current state, are composed of DNA and enzymes and there, still, remains a long way to achieving this dream. DNA computers will(More)